The administration and the UTCE Chapter(s) shall designate various departments/divisions
consistent with the College's mission. Designation of departments/divisions
shall occur once each year. All faculty members shall be a member of at
least one (1) department/division.
Each designated department/division will have a chair according to the
Subd. 1. Selection.
When such chair positions are established, an election shall be held
by the faculty members of each department/division. The two candidates
from each division/department receiving the most votes in a secret ballot
election, shall be submitted to the president of the College. The College
President shall appoint the division/department chairperson from among
the acceptable candidates for a one-year term. However, if none of these
will voluntarily accept the appointment, or if no list is submitted, then
the College President may select and appoint a division/department chairperson
from the division/department for a one-year term no later than May 15.
The requirements of this subdivision may be waived by mutual agreement
of administration and the UTCE Chapter.
Subd. 2. Eligibility.
All UTCE faculty members in good standing who have at least a one-half
(.5) time FTE appointment in the department during the current semester
and who have completed a minimum of a one-half (.5) time assignment in
the previous semester in that department shall be eligible to vote in
matters pertaining to the department and be eligible for chair appointment.
Subd. 3. Duties.
The department/division chairperson shall coordinate the activities of
the department/division through a process of regular consultation with
all the members of the department/division, the Senate, and the College
President or her/his designee.
Subd. 4. Method of Compensation.
Any faculty member appointed to a position of Division/Department Chair
may mutually agree with the administration to one of the following: the
stipend of $2,500; release time in addition to the stipend of $2,500;
or, release time equal to a minimum of $2,500 based on the faculty members'
annual salary prorated. Compensation may be shared by up to three (3)
faculty members by mutual agreement between the faculty members, UTCE
Chapter and the College President or designee.
Consolidated Campuses: At consolidated campuses where MCCFA and UTCE
College Divisions/departments are combined, an alternate process for designating
departments/divisions and electing chairpersons may be implemented by
mutual agreement of the Employer and UTCE.
The compensation of the elected chairperson shall be pursuant to the
provisions of the appropriate master agreement.