Board of Trustees
As used in these rules the term "faculty" shall include persons appointed by the board of trustees with tenure-track, non-tenure track, and emeritus faculty titles on full or part-time appointments, with or without salary.
(A) " Tenure-track faculty": persons with the titles of professor, associate professor, assistant professor, and instructor who serve on appointments totaling fifty per cent or more service to the university and who are eligible for tenure or who have obtained tenure.
(B) “Non-tenure-track faculty”: all faculty positions within the university that are not tenure-track and are not eligible for tenure. This includes the following categories:
(1) "Clinical faculty": Clinical faculty serve under fixed term contracts and their faculty appointments are described in Chapter 3335-7 of the Administrative Code.
(2) “Research faculty”: Research faculty serve under fixed term contracts and their faculty appointments are described in Chapter 3335-7 of the Administrative Code.
(3) "Associated faculty": persons with clinical practice titles, adjunct titles, visiting titles, and lecturer titles; also professors, associate professors, assistant professors, and instructors who serve on appointments totaling less than fifty per cent service to the university. Persons with tenure-track, clinical, or research faculty titles may not hold associated titles. Persons holding associated titles are not eligible for tenure and may not participate in the promotion and tenure reviews of tenure-track, clinical, or research faculty. Persons with associated titles are permitted to participate in college or academic unit governance where approved by a vote of at least a majority of all of its tenure track faculty and also clinical and research faculty in those colleges and units where they have been given voting rights. Associated faculty appointments may be made for a maximum of three consecutive years and, with the exception of visiting titles, may be renewed.
(a) Clinical Practice Faculty: The titles of clinical professor of practice, clinical associate professor of practice, clinical assistant professor of practice, and clinical instructor of practice shall be used to confer faculty status on individuals who have credentials comparable to clinical faculty of equivalent rank and who either provide significant, uncompensated service for which a faculty title is needed or compensated service to the clinical instructional programs in the colleges of the health sciences. Clinical practice appointments are made for the period in which the service is provided. Renewal of no-salary appointments is contingent upon continued significant contributions. Procedures for the promotion of clinical practice faculty members shall be the same as for promotion of clinical faculty.
(b) Visiting Faculty: The titles of visiting professor, visiting associate professor, and visiting assistant professor, shall be used to confer faculty status on individuals who have credentials comparable to tenure-track, clinical or research faculty of equivalent rank who spend a limited period of time on formal appointment and in residence at this institution for purposes of participating in the instructional and research programs of the university. A visiting appointment cannot exceed three continuous academic years of service.
(c) Adjunct Faculty: The titles of adjunct professor, adjunct associate professor, and adjunct assistant professor, and adjunct instructor shall be used to confer faculty status on individuals who have credentials comparable to tenure-track, clinical, or research faculty of equivalent rank, who provide significant, service to the instructional and/or research programs of the university and who need a faculty title to perform that service. Significant service would include teaching the equivalent of one or more courses, advising graduate students or serving on graduate committees, and serving as a co-investigator on a research project. Such individuals may be either nonuniversity employees or university employees compensated on a noninstructional budget. Adjunct appointments are made for the period in which the service is provided. Renewal of adjunct appointments is contingent upon continued significant contributions. Procedures for the promotion of adjunct faculty members shall be the same as for promotion of tenure, clinical, or research faculty.
(d) Lecturer: The titles of lecturer and senior lecturer shall be used for all compensated instructional appointments where other titles are not appropriate. Lecturers' responsibilities are limited to teaching as defined in Chapter 3335-6 of the Administrative Code.
(C) "Emeritus faculty": tenure-track, clinical, or research faculty who, upon retirement, were recommended by the chair, the dean and the executive vice president and provost for emeritus status. Emeritus faculty may not vote at any level of governance and may not participate in promotion and tenure matters but may have such other privileges as individual academic units or the office of human resources may provide.
(Board approval dates: 4/4/1997, 12/4/1998, 4/6/1999, 3/1/2002, 7/12/2002, 6/4/2004, 2/1/2013, 4/5/2013, 6/7/2013)