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A6: Other Campus-Wide Committees
d. Professional Interests Committee
Note:This Committee has no administrative, legislative or judicial powers. The PIC chairperson may also call it into special session when a faculty member or administrator requests it to review problems which arise from decisions which affect the status of the faculty as a whole or an individual faculty member. The purpose of the PIC in this context is to review and recommend, but not to serve as a court or a legislative body.
Membership and Method of Election:
Eight faculty members -- two from each division -- to be elected by the faculty in the spring of the academic year for three-year staggered terms. A member may be reelected for a second term but is then ineligible for a term before s/he can be considered for further election. Each division nominates two persons, who are completing a minimum of two years of full-time faculty duties at Hope College. From these nominations, the faculty elects by ballot one person from each division. In addition, the Faculty Moderator, elected by the faculty, serves as a nonvoting member of the Professional Interests Committee. Except for the Faculty Moderator, a faculty member elected to one of the following may not serve concurrently on any of the others: Administrative Affairs Board, Advisory Committee on Financial Resources, President's Advisory Committee, Professional Interests Committee, and Status Committee.