Special Appointment Faculty status is accorded to certain administrators in the University divisions other than academic (i.e., Student Development, Advancement, Business, Information Systems) whose educational and professional credentials warrant this standing.
This appointment is for three groups:
- Those qualified administrators who occasionally teach a course in one of the schools.
- Those academically qualified Library Administrators who have the rank of Library I or above.
- Those academically qualified of the Student Development Administrators who have the title of dean or director.
- Membership in the University faculty.
- Attendance at general faculty meetings.
- Involvement and participation in faculty committees.
- Special membership within the academic department, where applicable, wherein the person instructs.
Note: This status of Special Appointment Faculty does not accord the recipient the provision of tenure, sabbatical leave or formal professorial rank.
Procedure for Appointment
- Application submitted to the Office of the Provost through the appropriate dean or vice president.
- The Provost reviews application and academic credentials and consults as appropriate with the dean of the instructional school or other appropriate supervisory personnel.
- Interview of the applicant may be included, at the discretion of the Provost.
- Approval/disapproval decision is made by the Provost and communicated by written notice to applicant with a copy to the appropriate dean.
Procedure for Promotion
- Library Special Appointment Faculty are considered for promotion through their respective approved Promotional Policies and Procedures.
- Other Special Appointment Faculty apply for consideration for promotion to the Office of the Provost through their respective dean or vice-president.
- The Provost shall review the applications of all Special Appointment Faculty being considered for promotion and communicate approval or disapproval of the promotional recommendation in writing to the appropriate dean or vice-president.