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Policy Provisions
Performance Evaluation
Subject Experts
Faculty Guidelines and Policies
Policy

Document Number: FacHR--101 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 07/11/2013
Primary Author: VP for Academic Affairs Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 01/18/2012

General Description
Description:

Information about faculty guidelines and policies relative to HR policy.


Purpose:

Delineation of HR policy.


Scope:

All faculty, staff, and administrators


Responsibility: Academic Affairs
VP for Academic Affairs
Human Resources
VP for Academic Affairs

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Requirements
Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, general

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Policy Provisions
1.

Faculty Guidelines and Policies


1.1

Authority to Appoint


The President of the University appoints faculty and administrators.

 


1.2

Full-Time Faculty Searches


Before a formal search to fill a faculty position can begin, authorization must be obtained from the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the President of the University.   The responsibility for initiation of formal search procedures rests with the School Dean.  The position to be filled will normally be appropriately advertised. Common practice is for the School Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs will appoint a Search Committee.  The Human Resources Director is the official office for and of applications and acknowledgments. Qualified candidates may be invited for interviews. The candidate preferred for the position will be recommended to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the President.  The President of the University, after consultation with School Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs, will extend an offer of employment to the selected candidate

 


1.3

Renewal of Appointment


If a faculty member’s appointment is to be renewed, a letter shall normally be sent to each faculty member on or before April 15 of each subsequent year specifying the position, faculty rank, the salary, and period of service for the upcoming university fiscal year.

 


1.4

Conditions of Appointment


The Director of Human Resources will prepare a letter of appointment under the direction of the President.  The letter of appointment shall be offered by the President and shall include the beginning and ending dates.  The faculty member shall accept his/her appointment by signing the letter of appointment. Its return should be posted no later then 14 days following the date of the letter.  Acceptance of the appointment by the faculty member includes acceptance of the general conditions of employment set forth in the Cumberland University Faculty Handbook and policies of Cumberland University, and assignments made by immediate supervisor. Letters of appointments become void if not returned by designated deadline.

 


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Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure

Consequences: Further training
Loss of privileges

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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
VP for Academic Affairs

VP for Academic Affairs

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