Non-Continuing Faculty Appointments

Bill 13-A-23 - Revising "Non-Continuing Faculty Appointments" to establish a procedures section (Approved)



Approved by the Faculty Senate
March 27, 2013

BRIEF SUMMARY: This bill specifies the procedures portion of the existing Faculty Handbook section on Non-Continuing Faculty Appointments (Chapter 2, Section D.2).


BE IT RESOLVED THAT: Subject to the passage and approval of both this bill and its companion bill establishing a corresponding "Policy" section, Chapter 2, Section D.2 of the Faculty Handbook beginning with "Non-Continuing Faculty Appointments" be amended by replacing the existing content with the following "Procedures" section. This section will follow the "Policy" section of the same name and will hereafter be renumbered D.4


Non-Continuing Faculty Appointments - Procedures

Non-continuing faculty appointments fall under one of the following categories:

Visiting Faculty are regular members of faculties at other institutions who are sometimes invited to teach courses in their areas of expertise. Such appointments are by their very nature terminal, may be part-time or full-time, and may involve an exchange with a faculty member from this institution who establishes a similar relationship with the visiting faculty member's institution.

Term Faculty are appointed for a set period of time designated in their contract, and may or may not be subject to renewal after that time. Access to benefits is dependent on the number of credit/contact hours taught per semester, and length of employment. Time as a term faculty member is not counted toward Regular Non-Tenure-Track merit or towards Tenure and Promotion unless otherwise specified in a Tenure Track appointment contract.

Adjunct (Part-Time Temporary) Faculty teach less than 10 credit/contact hours (depending on the department) per semester. Adjunct faculty receive no benefits package, and their academic credentials normally require the minimum of a graduate degree. Exceptions may be justified based on specific expertise and programmatic needs. For part-time appointments, teaching loads and other responsibilities are to be clearly defined in the appointment memorandum. Appointments may be for a single course, single semester, or full year depending on need, and are usually paid from the Part-Time/Overload budget or are charged against the salary in an existing faculty line. Adjunct faculty may also be hired to conduct work as part of a grant.

  • Departments have the responsibility for the orientation of Non Continuing faculty.
  • Evaluation of the teaching of Non Continuing faculty is to occur on a regular basis as defined by the department. The process should be comparable to evaluation procedures established for non-tenured, full-time faculty in the department.


Action Date
Introduced to Senate 3/13/13
Second Senate Meeting 3/27/13
Faculty Senate Vote 3/27/13
President's Review 8/26/13
15 Day Review 8/30/13
Posted to Faculty Handbook