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2.5. Change of Contract Status


2.5.1 Academic Faculty to Administrative Faculty

2.5.2 Administrative Faculty to Academic Faculty

2.5.2.1 Tenure Contract Administrative Faculty

2.5.2.2 Non–tenured Administrative Faculty

2.5.2.2.1 Non–tenured Administrative Faculty with Previous Probationary Contracts

2.5.2.2.2 Administrative Faculty Employed Initially Without Tenure

2.5.1 Academic Faculty to Administrative Faculty

Academic faculty who accept full–time administrative appointments move automatically to administrative faculty contracts at the same rank classification held under the academic faculty contract. Tenure contract academic faculty retains tenure while holding administrative faculty appointments. Probationary contract academic faculty who accept administrative appointments cease progress toward tenure and become subject to administrative non–reappointment provisions.

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2.5.2 Administrative Faculty to Academic Faculty

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2.5.2.1 Tenure Contract Administrative Faculty

Tenure contract administrative faculty, upon cessation of an administrative appointment, shall automatically receive tenure contract academic faculty appointments at their assigned rank and at a salary determined by the policy on salary administration (see section titled Faculty Changing from Administrative Contracts to Academic Contracts in this Manual). The reassignment of an administrative faculty member to an academic faculty position shall not, because of such reassignment, result in a reduction of tenure contract faculty in the degree or program area to which the administrative faculty member is assigned.

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2.5.2.2 Non–tenured Administrative Faculty

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2.5.2.2.1 Non–tenured Administrative Faculty with Previous Probationary Contracts

Non–tenured administrative faculty who previously held probationary contract academic faculty appointments at the University before moving into an administrative position may return to probationary academic faculty appointments upon recommendation to the Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs by the appropriate Department Head, in consultation with the faculty in the degree or program area, provided that a need for faculty exists within the department, degree or program area. If approval is granted by the President, the individual shall hold a probationary academic faculty contract and shall continue progress toward tenure in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.9 and 2.10. In no case will the employment of any tenured faculty member be terminated because of such an assignment.

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2.5.2.2.2 Administrative Faculty Employed Initially Without Tenure

Individuals employed initially as administrative faculty without tenure may receive a joint appointment to an academic unit provided that there is a need within the unit and the academic appointment is less than 50% of the individual’s appointment. These individuals shall not receive credit toward tenure or academic rank or promotions based upon this service.

Individuals employed initially as administrative faculty without tenure may be given a probationary tenure contract and faculty appointment if

  • there is a need within the academic unit;
  • the individual concerned has adequate qualifications to fill the need;
  • the Department Head, in consultation with the faculty in the degree or program area, recommends the individual’s appointment to the Dean and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

If approval by the President is granted, the individual may be issued a probationary contract at the appropriate academic rank within the department, degree or program area. These individuals will then follow the prescribed promotion and tenure guidelines in sections titled Promotion and Tenure Policy and Performance Assessment in this Manual. In no case will employment of any tenured faculty member be terminated because of such assignment.

Exceptions should be rare and may only occur after consultation with the Department Head, the Academic Dean, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

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