9.5 Recruitment Among Big Ten Academic Alliance Institutions

(President 1/7/63; amended 2/98; 11/14; 11/16)

The presidents of the fourteen institutions which are members of the Big Ten Academic Alliance (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers, and Wisconsin) have fixed May 1 of each year as the date after which offers for faculty cannot be made by one BTAA institution to the faculty of another BTAA institution without the latter's consent.

The resolution reads as follows: "Inquiries about an individual's interest in and conversations concerning a new full-time, academic appointment are in order at any time of the year, but after May 1, an offer for an appointment at the assistant professor level or above, to take effect in the next academic year, will not be made unless the administrative head (usually the dean or his designated substitute) of the offering college, school, or institute, etc., has determined that the date at which the appointment is to take effect is agreeable to the administrative head of the college, school or institute, etc., which the individual will be leaving if he accepts the new appointment."