Cinema and Media Studies Tie Policy
- Cinema and Media Studies welcomes faculty from the Media School who share our research and teaching interests. Tie faculty are expected to attend faculty meetings and be active participants in CMS activities and culture. A faculty member who wants to tie with Cinema and Media Studies should meet with the unit director to discuss their reasons for tying.
- If the faculty member chooses to continue the process after that conversation, the unit director will forward to the CMS faculty a copy of their CV and they will be invited to a faculty meeting to meet with the unit members, talk about why they wish to tie, and answer questions from the faculty. After this meeting the CMS faculty will vote. At least two-thirds of faculty must vote “yes” for the tie to occur. The unit director will inform the Dean of the Media School and the director of the faculty member’s home-unit about the decision.
- Tie faculty service and voting rights. Tie faculty cannot serve on merit and annual review committees and do not have voting rights in the unit.
- Discontinuance of faculty tie unit affiliation. Tie faculty can discontinue the affiliation by notifying the unit director that they no longer wish to be part of the unit. If a faculty member with a tie affiliation to CMS is not contributing constructively to the unit, any CMS faculty member may bring this matter to the attention of the of the Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee will then bring this matter to the attention of the unit director. If the Advisory Committee, after receiving the unit director’s input, agrees that the faculty member is not contributing adequately to the unit’s mission, it may vote to discontinue the tie affiliation. If a majority votes for removal, the Committee’s recommendation to discontinue the tie affiliation will go to the CMS faculty, which will vote on the matter. A two-thirds majority will be required to approve the discontinuation of tie affiliation.