Review Procedures Governing
Contract Faculty Appointments in the
College of Business Administration
at The University of Tulsa
Previous Version Approved May 4, 1994
Current Version Approved March 21, 1997
Purpose of this Document
The University of Tulsa - Statement on Academic Freedom, Responsibility, and Tenure (hereafter referred to as the Statement) (9/11/96) defines resident contract faculty in paragraph II.C. as individuals who hold full-time or part-time term appointments of three years or less at the rank and title recommended by the appropriate academic and administrative units. Section II.C requires, that "each college, in consultation with the appropriate academic unit, shall submit to the provost for approval, guidelines defining the duties, privileges, responsibilities, and review procedures governing resident contract faculty."
Resident contract faculty shall have discipline relevant credentials and qualifications appropriate to title and rank as specified in sections XI.D of the Statement and duties and responsibilities as specified by the academic unit. The primary difference in qualifications between resident contract faculty and regular faculty is that significant discipline relevant experience may substitute for traditional academic credentials. Resident contract faculty receive a nontenure-track contract, the length of which is spelled out in the Statement. Otherwise, resident contract faculty have all the rights and privileges of faculty as provided in the Statement and may be appointed to an unlimited number of term contracts.
Appointment at a specified rank is recommended by the academic unit according to procedures stated in paragraph II.C of the Statement. Rank is assigned according to criteria specified in writing by the academic unit and approved by the dean and provost.
Teaching: Most resident contract faculty are hired to provide classroom and/or laboratory instruction. The quality of that instruction should be the primary consideration in the annual performance review process. Service: Resident contract faculty are also expected to participate in departmental, collegiate, university, and/or community activities. Service activity expectations shall be explicitly stated in the contract at the time the appointment is made and shall be considered during the annual performance review process.
Privileges and Responsibilities
During a person's resident contract appointment as a member of the faculty, the person shall be covered by all sections of the Statement, except those sections dealing explicitly with tenure or tenure appointments. He or she will be eligible to attend and vote at faculty meetings and be eligible for
election or appointment to all committees except those votes or committees specifically related to or charged with the task of reviewing candidates for tenure and promotion. He or she qualifies for all privileges and benefits of university faculty and staff employees including those contingent on length of service.
Resident contract faculty members shall be reviewed according to the review schedule as set forth in paragraph XI.E of the Statement. The review of resident contract faculty shall follow procedures as stated in paragraph XI.F and sections IV.C.1, 2, & 3 of the Statement. At the conclusion of the review process, the faculty member may be appointed according to procedures as set forth in paragraph II.C of the Statement. Following the review, the resident contract faculty member shall be notified in writing by April 1 that his or her appointment will either be renewed consistent with paragraph II.A of the Statement or be allowed to expire.
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