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General Description
Requirements
Policy Provisions
Performance Evaluation
Subject Experts
Types of Faculty Appointments
Policy

Document Number: FacHR--106 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 types of faculty appointments and conditions of employment relative to HR policy.


Purpose:

Delineation of HR policy.


Scope:

Faculty


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.

Types of Faculty Appointments


1.1

Twelve-Month Appointment


A twelve-month or one-year appointment shall be for twelve (12) months or one (1) year and may be renewed annually.

 


1.2

Nine-Month Appointment


A nine-month appointment shall be for nine (9) months and may be renewed annually.

 


1.3

Restricted Appointment


A restricted appointment is (1) an appointment to a position that is funded in whole or in part by revenues accepted under special conditions or which is identifiable as non-continuing in nature, and/or (2) an appointment for less than nine months.

 


1.4

Renewal of Appointment


If a faculty member’s appointment is to be renewed, a letter shall 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.

 


1.5

Conditions of Employment


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.  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.

 

Year of Service – For purposes of eligibility for promotion, a year of full-time employment for both nine-month and twelve-month faculty personnel is full-time employment for first (Fall) and second (Spring) semesters, the salary for which is chargeable to a single fiscal year’s budget.  Employment of less than this period shall not constitute a year of full-time employment.

 


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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.
Academic Affairs Support Staff

VP for Academic Affairs

Director of Human Resources

VP for Academic Affairs

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