Rider University was founded in 1865 as a business college in downtown Trenton (NJ). A brief overview of the University can be found here.
Rider’s faculty today consists of approximately 250 full-time teaching and professional-librarian faculty members, plus more than 100 priority and preferred adjunct faculty members, who together are represented by the American Association of University Professors.
Under a system of shared governance, faculty and administration are represented on academic policy committees, including the University Academic Policy Committee and academic policy committees for each of the institution’s colleges and schools. Faculty can participate in this governance process via the following procedures which can be found here.
The academic curricula are delivered via Rider’s academic departments and programs. Links to all of the University’s majors and minors can be found at here. The administration of the University includes the following offices:
- The Office of the President
- The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
- The Office of University Advancement
- The Office of Enrollment Management
- The Office of the Vice President for Finance
- The Office of Student Affairs
- The Office of Facilities Management and University Operations
Below, you will find links and brief descriptions of the major documents to which you will want to refer in ascertaining your rights and obligations, and in performing your role, as a Rider faculty member.
2. COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT
Rider University is in a collective bargaining relationship with the AAUP, which represents full- and part-time faculty, professional librarians and professional athletic staff. This resource defines in detail the terms and conditions of employment, including the following:
- Appointment and re-appointment
- Promotion and tenure
- Compensation and benefits
All faculty should review this document carefully.
3. ACADEMIC POLICY MANUAL
This resource contains policies enacted by the University Academic Policy Committee, the Rider Board of Trustees, and the Deans’ Council pertaining to the Academic Affairs Division of the University. Topics include the following:
- Evaluation, grading and academic standing
- Harassment, discrimination, and disabilities
- Technology, libraries and facilities
- Grants, research, and IRB issues
- Honorary degrees, honors, emeritus status, and other recognition
- and much more
5. ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER
This resource links you to the following:
- Supplemental Instruction
- Academic Probation Support
- Math Skills Lab
- Support for Students with Disabilities
6. STUDENT RESOURCES
The Student Code of Social Conduct includes the following three policies that are applied equally to all students. It is disseminated in hard copy to all new students and is available to all students via the website.
- Code of Social Conduct
- Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination Policy (governing all forms of harassment and discrimination including sexual assault, misconduct and harassment; dating and domestic violence; and stalking). This policy applies to both students and employees.
- Residential Regulations
- Code of Academic Integrity
- Grade Appeals
7. FACULTY-LED STUDENT TRAVEL
This resource contains:
- Policies and procedures for faculty-led study tours (both international and domestic)
- Information and forms regarding study-abroad opportunities
8. FACULTY MENTORING POLICY AND GUIDELINES
The Faculty Mentoring Policy document summarizes the structure and responsibilities of the Faculty Mentoring Committee. The Committee produced the following documents to support the mentoring process.
9. TECHNOLOGY POLICIES
Documents and publications related to the use of technologies including the rights and responsibilities of users, and other topics.
10. RESOURCES AND SERVICES