4.04 / Types of Appointments
Faculty appointments are of three basic types: temporary, probationary and
with tenure. Temporary appointments are for a specified period only and
carry no expectation of reappointment. Adjunct/faculty associates and
lecturers have temporary appointments for one semester, subject to renewal
on the basis of need for instruction. Individuals with a temporary
appointment may not be moved to a probationary appointment without review
and specific authorization by the Provost and Senior Vice President.
Probationary appointments are those appointments that may, on the basis of
continuing satisfactory performance, lead to review for the award of tenure.
However, probationary appointments carry no expectation or promise that
review for the award of tenure will be undertaken or that tenure will be
awarded. Probationary appointments are reviewed on an annual basis and may
or may not be renewed. Probationary appointments will not be continued for
more than seven years. Tenured appointments will be annually renewed unless
the faculty member is dismissed through proper actions and procedures.
July 1, 2008