Academic year appointments are for a period of approximately nine months beginning just prior to fall registration and extending through spring commencement. Faculty duties include teaching, advising and counseling, research, scholarly activities, other university duties, and community and public service. Periods when classes are not in session are normally devoted to the above-listed nonteaching functions or to other specially scheduled activities.
Some faculty and most administrative personnel receive annual appointments, including vacation and holidays as described in Chapter 5 of this manual.
Summer Session Appointments:
Some members of the faculty are appointed to teach in the summer session. Assignment to summer session teaching is a matter of college and departmental policy and decision, subject to guidelines established by the director of the summer session.