Southeast Missouri State University

Bill 13-A-22 - Revising "Non-Continuing Faculty Appointments" to establish a policy section (Approved)

FACULTY SENATE
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

FACULTY SENATE BILL 13-A-22

Approved by the Faculty Senate
March 27, 2013

BRIEF SUMMARY: This bill specifies the policy portion of the existing Faculty Handbook section on Non-Continuing Faculty Appointments (Chapter 2, Section D.2).

REVISING "NON-CONTINUING FACULTY APPOINTMENTS" TO ESTABLISH A POLICY SECTION

BE IT RESOLVED THAT: Subject to the passage and approval of both this bill and its companion bill establishing a corresponding "procedures" section,Chapter 2, Section D.2 of the Faculty Handbook beginning with "Non-Continuing Faculty Appointments" be amended by replacing the existing content with the following "Policy" section. This policy will come after the "Kent Library Faculty" section and will hereafter be renumbered D.4

NON-CONTINUING FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

Non-Continuing Faculty Appointments- Policy

To meet the curricular or staffing needs of a particular situation, individuals may be hired in a non-continuing faculty appointment. These appointments may be either full-time or part-time, but they are not intended to last longer than a short, defined length of time. If the need for the services of a faculty member is for a longer period, a continuing appointment should be used.

Individuals on non-continuing faculty appointments are not eligible for tenure or promotion. They enjoy many of the rights and privileges of continuing faculty members, including academic freedom and academic due process, and bear the same fundamental professional responsibilities for teaching as continuing faculty members. However, they may not be eligible for certain benefits and privileges enjoyed by continuing faculty members, e.g., faculty research grants, faculty development funding, membership on departmental, college, or University-wide committees. In addition, part-time faculty members are not eligible for participation in the benefits program.

Non-continuing faculty may have the opportunity to participate in departmental activities, such as department meetings and curricular discussions, and at a minimum should be included in the usual communication flow within the department and college. They shall be excluded from deliberations and voting on promotion, tenure, and other personnel matters.

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Action Date
Introduced to Senate 3/13/13
Second Senate Meeting 3/27/13
Faculty Senate vote 3/27/13
President's Review 8/26/13
Board of Regents Approval 5/11/13
Posted to Faculty Handbook

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