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Chapter 320: Employment and Termination

320.070 Academic Appointments

Bd. Min. 1-9-53, p. 6,185; Bd. Min. 6-7-58, p. 13,059; Bd. Min. 4-10-59, p. 14,760; Bd. Min. 3-29-68, p. 33,724; Amended Bd. Min. 3-26-82; Bd. Min. 1-27-89; Bd Min. 12-7-90; Amended Bd. Min. 10-20-94; Amended Bd. Min. 2-4-05.

  1. General Rules
    1. Information Blank -- An approved information blank shall be filled out and submitted for all persons recommended for appointment by the Board of Curators. One copy of this form shall be retained by the Secretary of the Board and one copy by the President of the University.
    2. Appointment Forms -- Appointment forms shall indicate whether the appointee is to be a member of the academic, non-academic, or clerical and maintenance staff -- in case of academic staff, whether regular or non-regular; in case of non-academic staff, whether administrative, professional, or technical; in case of clerical and maintenance, whether clerical or maintenance.
    3. Written Acceptance -- Each appointee shall file his written acceptance of his appointment with the Secretary of the Board not later than thirty (30) days after the date on which his appointment is made by the Board. In the event that the appointee's written acceptance has not been received by the Secretary of the Board within the period just named his appointment shall be void.
      1. The Secretary of the Board shall notify the official making the recommendation for appointment whether or not the appointment has been accepted before the end of the twenty day period.
      2. No Board appointee shall be placed upon the payroll until he has notified the Secretary of the Board that he will accept the appointment, and the Dean or Department Chairman has notified the Secretary that the appointee has assumed his duties.
    4. Terms of Service
      1. In all divisions of the four campuses of the University the term of service of faculty members is that period of time constituting the regular, two-semester academic year, i.e. beginning with pre-registration activities in August and ending with final examinations and commencement exercises in May. However, the term of service of faculty members may be extended with the approval of the Chancellor to 12 months annually with four weeks annual leave to be taken at times mutually agreeable to the faculty members and appropriate administrators, either department chairpersons, directors, or deans.
  2. Non-Salaried Medical Faculty -- There is authorized the appointment of non-salaried professional members of the faculty of the School of Medicine with the regular academic titles of "Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor" the title to be preceded by the word "clinical," such appointments to be classified under the Academic Tenure Regulations.
  3. Curators' Professorships -- That there be a category of academic appointment to be known as the Curators' Professorships. Appointment to such positions will be covered by procedures and policies outlined below:
    1. General -- These are prestigious positions, and only outstanding scholars with established reputations will be considered for appointment. Therefore, it is expected that there will be few such appointments.
    2. Selection -- Nominations for appointment to the position of Curators' Professor will be made by departments or disciplines which will furnish needed information, including opinions of prominent people in the field, to their respective campus administration.
      1. The campus administration will make such additional investigations as are appropriate. If the nominee is found worthy and the Chancellor approves the nomination, the Chancellor will forward the nomination with his or her approval to the President.
      2. The President may make such investigations as deemed necessary. If the President finds the candidate worthy, the President will recommend the appointment to the Board.
    3. Funding -- Before the appointment is made, the President shall determine with the Chancellor the initial funding of the appointment. This funding is to include a salary supplement and an appropriate amount of research support.
    4. Conditions of Appointment:
      1. Curators' Professors should be fully integrated in the department, with such departmental responsibilities as may be determined by the chairman and the appointee. However, each Curators' Professor is a resource of the entire University and should be expected to contribute to the entire University through such activities as giving lectures on other campuses and engaging in teaching and research across divisional lines.
      2. All candidates selected for a Curators' Professor appointment after January, 2005 will be appointed for a period of five years. Each five-year appointment may be renewed at the discretion of the Chancellor. There is no limit to the number of extensions a Curators' Professor may be granted.
      3. The duration of the appointment for all Curators' Professors appointed prior to January, 2005 is not term limited.
      4. No person shall hold the title Curators' Professor while serving also in a full-time administrative position. A person on a Curators' Professor appointment asked to assume such a position may, with approval of the Board prior to the administrative appointment, reassume the title of Curators' Professor upon expiration of that appointment.
      5. A Curators' Professor may, upon recommendation of the President and approval of the Board, be designated Curators' Professor Emeritus upon retirement from the University.
  4. Curators' Teaching Professorships -- That there be a category of academic appointment to be known as the Curators' Teaching Professorship. Appointment to this prestigious position will be covered by procedures and policies outlined below.
    1. General -- These are prestigious positions and only outstanding teachers with established reputations will be considered for appointment. Therefore, it is expected that there will be few such appointments.
    2. Selection -- Nominations for appointment to the position of Curators' Teaching Professor will be made by departments or disciplines which will furnish needed information to their respective campus administration, including opinions of prominent people in the discipline.
      1. The campus administration will make additional investigations as are appropriate. If the nominee is found worthy and the Chancellor approves the nomination, the Chancellor will forward the nomination with his or her approval to the President.
      2. The President may make such investigations as deemed necessary. If the President finds the candidate worthy, the President will recommend the appointment to the Board.
    3. Funding -- Before the appointment is made, the President shall determine with the Chancellor the initial funding of the appointment. This funding is to include a salary supplement and an appropriate amount of support.
    4. Conditions of Appointment:
      1. A Curators' Teaching Professor should be fully integrated in the department, with such departmental responsibilities as may be determined by the chair and the appointee. However, each Curators' Teaching Professor is a resource for the entire University through such activities as giving lectures on other campuses, assisting in improving the quality of teaching at the University, and engaging in teaching across divisional lines.
      2. All candidates selected for a Curators' Teaching Professor appointment after January, 2005 will be appointed for a period of five years. Each five-year appointment may be renewed at the discretion of the Chancellor. There is no limit to the number of extensions a Curators' Teaching Professor may be granted.
      3. The duration of the appointment for Curators' Teaching Professors appointed prior to January, 2005 is not term limited.
      4. No person shall hold the title, Curators' Teaching Professor, while serving also in a full-time administrative position. A person on a Curators' Teaching Professor appointment asked to assume such a position may, with approval of the Board prior to the administrative appointment, reassume the title of Curators' Teaching Professor upon expiration of that appointment.
      5. A Curators' Teaching Professor may, upon recommendation of the President and approval of the Board, be designated Curators' Teaching Professor Emeritus upon retirement from the University.

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