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 All

Faculty Handbook

Proposing Courses for a Mode of Inquiry

Report of Activities, 2016-2017, Dean of the Faculty’s Office

Commitment to Inquiry, Research & Education

Faculty Committee Rosters  

Public Art Policy

Short-Duration Public Installation Policy

Longer-Duration Public Installation Policy

Curricular Art Display Proposal Form

Information for Chairs

Chairs’ Manual

Chairs’ Rosters

Chairs’ Meeting Schedule

Department and Program Reviews

Propose Changes Major or Minor Requirements

Faculty Positions and Resources

Tenure and Promotion