Assessment Activities for Academic Departments
Faculty Appointments and Reviews
Professional Leaves for Faculty
Faculty Travel Pool and Research Pool
Research Associates and Laboratory Research Associates
The College is committed to fostering international awareness and understanding through a variety of methods, including the involvement of international visitors in campus activities and events, such as guest lectures, speakers, professors, researchers, entertainers, etc. The Provost's Office in collaboration with the Pensby Center are available to assist international guests as they make plans to visit our campus. If your department is inviting an international guest, researcher or scholar to campus, please contact Sharon Bain, Coordinator for International Guests, Researchers and Scholars at 610-526-7388 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In cooperation with Patricia Lausch, Director, International Student and Scholar Services and Advising in the Pensby Center, she will provide assistance in determining the appropriate visa and payment options for foreign nationals invited to campus. Please be aware that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Department of Labor, and Internal Revenue Service regulations govern the entry, visa status, payment and taxation of these individuals. Bryn Mawr College abides by these regulations in all cases.
The College is committed to the continuous improvement of its academic programs. To support faculty in critically evaluating the effectiveness of the curriculum Annual Assessment Reports are prepared each Spring and submitted to the Provost's Office. In addition, every ~10 years each Department undergoes a major self-study and external review of their programs facilitated by the Provost's Office. Guidelines are available for preparing the self-study, assembling an external review team, and the sharing the evaluation report. Assessment resources can be found on the Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment web pages.
The Committee on Appointments is charged with making recommendations to the President, on behalf of the Faculty, with regard to the initial appointments, promotion and reappointment of all ranked Faculty and on the appointment and review of Continuing Non-Tenure-Track Faculty. The Faculty Handbook sets forth the participants, responsibilities, timetables and procedures for the initial appointment, reappointment and promotion of continuing members of the faculty. The 'Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines for Review of Candidates for Appointment, Reappointment and Promotion' section of the Faculty Handbook provides an introduction to the review process at Bryn Mawr. It provides step-by-step processes for each type of review, and itemizes and describes the standard components of a review (e.g. candidate's dossier, student evaluation process, departmental review process, outside review and reviewers).
The College's program of professional leaves for continuing members of the faculty reflects a strong institutional commitment to faculty scholarship and to the relationship between research and teaching. More
Departments or programs that would like to request a tenure track and/or continuing non-tenure track position should consult the Committee on Academic Priorities (CAP) web page for the Guidelines. CAP must approve tenure track and continuing non-tenure track positions. Interim positions must be approved by the Provost in the annual department staffing letter. After receiving approval, departments and programs must follow the College's faculty search procedures:
- Procedures for Tenure Track and Continuing Non-Tenure Track (CNTT) Searches
- Procedures for Interim Faculty Searches
The Faculty Travel Pool and Faculty Research Pool are Bryn Mawr College programs that supports the scholarly development of faculty members on continuing appointment in tenure track, tenured, and Continuing Non-Tenure Track (CNTT) positions and on continuing appointment in the Athletics and Physical Education department. More
Research Associates are department-sponsored non-employee affiliates of the College. The Provost's Office sponsors two types of affiliations, Research Associates and Laboratory Research Associates. If approved by the Provost, the affiliate is granted certain campus privileges, such as use of the Bryn Mawr College libraries, on-campus parking, and limited Bryn Mawr computing access. More