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ACADEMIC REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO COACHES
The attached handbook describes the benefits and services that apply to trustee-appointed employees of the College. The positions of Coach and Senior Coach are trustee-appointed positions. The provisions of the Trustee-Appointed Handbook apply with a few exceptions.
The following list notes, by section, where the benefits/services available to you may differ from those of other Trustee-Appointees. There follow the College’s Statement on Academic Freedom and three articles of the Academic Regulations, which apply to all coaches, instructors, and students in the College.
I. Employment Policies
The reference in this section to vacation payout at termination does not apply, as vacation time is not accrued.
II. Salary Administration Program
The performance evaluation process as described is not applicable to coaches.
Coaches and Senior Coaches do not accrue leaves such as vacation, floating holidays, and medical/family days. They are also not eligible for research leave. Short Term Disability, Extended Family Leaves, or Personal Leaves of Absence are granted at the discretion of the Dean of the Faculty and the President in compliance with federal and state regulations. Otherwise leaves are as described in the Trustee-Appointed Handbook.
- Junior Contract Coaches may bid on rental units in accordance with the housing policy.
- Senior Contract Coaches are eligible to participate in the housing purchase program. A low-interest variable rate second mortgage up to $75,000 but no greater than 75% of the first mortgage towards purchase of a primary residence within 30 miles of the College is available.
Amherst College subscribes fully to the AAUP statements of principles on academic freedom published in 1940.
STATEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL RESPONSIBILITY (VOTED BY THE FACULTY 1966; AMENDED APRIL 1987)
Every person's education is the product of his or her intellectual effort and participation in a process of critical exchange. Amherst cannot educate those who are unwilling to submit their own work and ideas to critical assessment. Nor can it tolerate those who interfere with the participation of others in the critical process. Therefore, the College considers it a violation of the requirements of intellectual responsibility to submit work that is not one's own or otherwise to subvert the conditions under which academic work is performed by oneself or by others.
Article 1. Student Responsibility
Section 1. In undertaking studies at Amherst College, every student agrees to abide by the above statement. Section 2. Students shall receive a copy of the Statement of Intellectual Responsibility with their initial course schedule at the beginning of each semester. It is the responsibility of each student to read and understand this statement and to inquire as to its implications in his or her specific
course. Section 3. Orderly and honorable conduct of examinations is the individual and collective responsibility of the students concerned in accordance with the above Statement and Article 2, Section 3, below.
Article 2. Faculty Responsibility
Section 1. Promotion of the aims of the Statement of Intellectual Responsibility is a general responsibility of the Faculty. Section 2. Every member of the Faculty has a specific responsibility to explain the implications of the statement for each of his or her courses, including a specification of the conditions under which academic work in those courses is to be performed. At the beginning of each semester members of the Faculty will receive with their initial class lists a copy of the Statement of Intellectual Responsibility and a reminder of the duty to explain its implications in each course. Section 3. Examinations shall not be proctored unless an instructor judges that the integrity of the assessment process is clearly threatened. An instructor may be present at examinations at appropriate times to answer questions.
STATEMENT ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND DISSENT (VOTED BY THE
Amherst College prizes and defends freedom of speech and dissent. It affirms the right of teachers and students to teach and learn, free from coercive force and intimidation and subject only to the constraints of reasoned discourse and peaceful conduct. It also recognizes that such freedom and rights entail responsibility for one's actions. Thus, the College assures and protects the rights of its members to express their views so long as there is neither use nor threat of force nor interference with the rights of others to express their views. The College considers disruption of classes (whether, for example, by the abridgment of free expression in a class or by obstructing access to the place in which the class normally meets) or of other academic activities to be a serious offense that damages the integrity of an academic institution.
STATEMENT OF STUDENT RIGHTS (VOTED BY THE FACULTY APRIL 1987; AMENDED MARCH 1998)
Subject to respect for the rights of others, every student enjoys the assurance of the full exercise of those rights expressed in the Honor Code and the preceding three statements, including but not limited to the following specific rights:
The right to engage in the free exchange of ideas.
The right to protest and to dissent in a peaceable manner and to join with others in other nonviolent forms of common action.
The right to complain of injustice and to bring grievances to the appropriate offices of the College without fear of retaliation.
The right to attend functions and to utilize College facilities subject to prescribed rules.
The right to reasonable peace and quiet in residential and academic facilities and to an atmosphere conducive to work and study.
The right to privacy in one's assigned room, subject to compliance with the College's regulations and to the security of one's own property and property furnishing the common and public spaces at the College.
The right, when participating in any aspect of life of the College or traveling among the Five Colleges, to be free from harassment for reasons of one's race, religion, national origin, ethnic identification, age, political affiliation and/or belief, sexual orientation, sex, or physical disability.