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Governance & Policies

The more than 200 members on the Bates faculty play an important role in the governance of the College. In its monthly meetings, the faculty develops the academic program, the curriculum, degree requirements, and faculty evaluation processes. The faculty is governed by division, department, and program chairs, and divides its work among standing and ad hoc committees of faculty from across the ranks and disciplines.


Information for Chairs

• Faculty Handbook

• Chairs’ Meeting Schedule

• Employee Handbook

• Chairs’ Handbook

• Chairs’ Rosters

• Department and Program Reviews

• Faculty Committee Rosters

• Public Art Policy

• Commitment to Inquiry, Research
  and Education 


Faculty Positions and Resources


Tenure and Promotion

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