Academic Rank Held by Administrative Officers and Non-Teaching Personnel

No.  8-3   Rev.  04-30-03     Date    11-12-80   


Administrators shall be eligible for academic rank, with all the rights and privileges of such rank as may be accorded them through the appointment process. Such administrative officers may acquire rank in their academic disciplines only upon prior approval of the departmental full-time teaching faculty. Their administrative functions and titles shall be distinct and separate from their academic ranks and positions. The removal of any person from an administrative position shall not impair academic rank in a specific department or college.

Individuals holding rank in an academic department while serving in non-academic areas shall be permitted to retain their rank provided they meet a two-semester-hours-per-year teaching requirement and share in responsibilities defined by the academic department. The teaching requirement may be waived on an annual basis by the approval of the academic department.

When a faculty member moves from a tenure-bearing unit to a non-tenure-bearing unit, but continues to meet the requirements of teaching and department assignments, the rank is retained. Otherwise, academic rank is lost.