DIXIE STATE COLLEGE OF UTAH

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL


Section:  3-Faculty

Policy No:  3

Approved:12/1/95
Revised:  9/26/96
Revised:  1/22/10

Policy:   FACULTY CATEGORIES

3-3       FACULTY CATEGORIES

I.           Membership of the Faculty

   A.    The faculty shall consist of regular faculty, library faculty, and auxiliary faculty.

II.          Regular Faculty

   A.    Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty:  Appointees to the regular faculty shall commit to the teaching, service, scholarship, research, and creative endeavors of the institution.  They shall be eligible for tenure. Tenured, and tenure-track faculty shall include the ranks of professors, associate professors, assistant professors, and instructors.  Members of this category have full voting rights in faculty matters.

   B.    Non-Tenure-Track Faculty: Appointees to the regular faculty shall commit to the teaching, service, scholarship, research, and creative endeavors of the institution.  They shall not be eligible for tenure.  Non-tenure track faculty may include the ranks of associate professors, assistant professors, instructors, lecturers, lecturer/advisors, and instructional technologist/designers.  If they are employed full-time in this capacity, members of this category have some voting rights in faculty matters, but those rights do not include matters regarding tenure.

III.          Library Faculty

   A.    Appointees to the library faculty shall commit to and support the institutionŐs teaching program, service to the institution and community, and professional growth and scholarly or creative activity. Full time library faculty shall be eligible for tenure.  Library faculty shall include the ranks of librarian, associate librarian, and assistant librarian.  If they are full-time employees, members of this category have full voting rights in faculty matters.

IV.          Auxiliary Faculty

   A.    Appointees to the auxiliary faculty shall be individuals who participate in the institutionŐs academic program and make a substantial contribution to those academic activities in varying roles, but whose continuing professional activities do not span the full range of responsibilities of regular faculty members.  Therefore, professional development funding is not offered on the same basis as regular faculty.

   B.    To retain the flexibility to adjust programs and to meet changing needs and to employ faculty with more specialized foci, auxiliary faculty may be appointed to positions including adjunct instructors, adjunct assistant professors, adjunct associate professors, adjunct professors, adjunct librarians, clinical instructors, term appointed lecturers, term appointed lecturer/advisors, term appointed faculty, temporary faculty, sabbatical replacement faculty, visiting faculty, and faculty emeriti.

   C.    Auxiliary faculty shall not have the right to vote on faculty matters and shall not have tenure or the expectation of tenure.

   D.    Responsibilities and Rights

i.    Appointment to an auxiliary faculty position is without significance for the achieving or holding of tenure.  Auxiliary faculty shall not have the right to vote on faculty matters, including matters regarding appointment, retention, tenure or promotion, or on individual personnel decisions relating to appointment, retention, tenure or promotion.

   E.    Terms

i.    Appointments to the auxiliary faculty are for limited terms only.  All annual auxiliary faculty appointments end automatically each June 30.

a.       Ongoing budgeted funding is not necessary for auxiliary faculty positions.

b.       Clinical and adjunct faculty may only be employed part-time on a semester by semester basis.  No expectation of continuing employment is given or implied

   F.    Early Termination

i.    Auxiliary faculty membersŐ appointments may be terminated before the conclusion of the limited term, unless particular contractual provisions otherwise govern.

   G.    Categories

i.    Adjunct instructors, adjunct assistant professors, adjunct associate professors, and adjunct professors whose primary professional efforts are devoted to teaching.

ii.    Term appointed Lecturer/advisors appointed as faculty are instructional faculty whose primary professional efforts are devoted to teaching and advising.

iii.    Clinical faculty are instructional faculty whose primary professional expertise is in the practice context or whose primary professional responsibility is conducted in a clinical, professional, or practicum setting.

iv.    Term appointed faculty, temporary faculty, term appointed lecturers, and sabbatical replacement faculty are employed in one year appointments.  In most cases, such auxiliary faculty have responsibilities similar to those of regular faculty, but without continuing appointment.

v.    Visiting faculty are appointed on a limited-term, contractual basis.

vi.    Faculty emeriti (Refer to Policy 3-38)