Academic Affairs  

Chapter 2: The Professoriate

Note:  University policies and procedures for faculty appointment, reappointment and promotion, as published in the Stanford University Faculty Handbook are applicable to the School of Medicine and take precedence.

2.1 Definition of the Professoriate

Conforming to 1989 and 1990 actions of the Senate of the Academic Council, the Professoriate consists of the following categories of professorial appointments:

Tenure Line faculty at all ranks
Non-Tenure Line faculty at all ranks
Medical Center Line faculty at all ranks
Other Faculty Designations (including Assistant Professor [Subject to Ph.D.], Senior Fellows and Center Fellows at designated policy centers and institutes)

For additional information, see Chapter 1.2.E. of the Stanford University Faculty Handbook.

2.2 Definition of the Academic Council

The Academic Council Professoriate consists of:

Tenure Line faculty at all ranks
Non-Tenure Line (Research) and Non-Tenure Line (Teaching) faculty at all ranks
Senior Fellows at designated policy centers and institutes

The powers of the Academic Council are exercised through the actions of the Academic Council itself, the Senate of the Academic Council, the Academic Council Committees, the Advisory Board, and the Academic Council Professoriate.  Agendas, minutes, committee rosters, committee reports and other materials related to the Academic Council Senate are available from the Academic Secretary or on-line at http://facultysenate.stanford.edu/.

For further information, see Chapter l.2.F. of the Stanford University Faculty Handbook.

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