IV. Academic Appointments

There are four types of appointments: Part-Time, Teaching-Track, Tenure-Track, or Tenured. The characteristics of each type of appointment are set forth in Sections IV.A., IV.B., IV.C., and IV.D.

A. Part-Time Faculty Appointments. Part-Time Faculty Appointments are made on a semester-to-semester or annual basis for the part-time performance of specified academic duties. A faculty member’s employment on a part-time basis confers on the faculty member no employment or procedural rights other than those set forth in the Part-Time Faculty collective bargaining agreement to which such faculty members are subject. Part-Time Faculty Appointments are renewed or not renewed solely at the discretion of the College. The decision of the College not to renew the Part-Time Appointment of a faculty member is not subject to challenge or review on any basis except as may be specified in the collective bargaining agreement to which such faculty member is subject. A faculty member with a Part-Time Faculty Appointment may be sanctioned for conduct during the term of the faculty member’s employment in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement to which such faculty member is subject.

B. Teaching-Track Appointments. Teaching-Track Appointments are full-time appointments made to persons whom the College determines have the qualifications set forth in Section VI (General Qualifications for Teaching-Track Appointments). Teaching-Track Appointments are made on an annual basis. A faculty member with a Teaching-Track Appointment will have no right to or expectation of receiving an eventual Tenure-Track or Tenured Appointment or of having the faculty member’s Teaching-Track Appointment renewed.

A faculty member’s Teaching-Track employment confers on the faculty member no employment or procedural rights other than those set forth in this Statement. Teaching-Track Appointments are renewed or discontinued solely at the discretion of the College.

A faculty member with a Teaching-Track Appointment will be evaluated in accordance with the criteria set forth in Section V (Criteria for Full-Time Faculty Appointments) and the procedures set forth in Section IX (Evaluation of Faculty Members with Teaching-Track Appointments).

A faculty member with a Teaching-Track Appointment may be sanctioned for Sanctionable Conduct during the term of the faculty member’s employment in accordance with Section XX (Sanction and Dismissal of Full-Time Faculty Members). Such a sanction will be subject to challenge and review solely in accordance with the provisions of that section.

1. Assistant Professor of Instruction. The decision of the College not to renew the Assistant Professor of Instruction Appointment of a faculty member, in accordance with the provisions of Section X (Appointment Period, Renewal and Nonrenewal of Faculty Members with Teaching-Track Appointments), will not be subject to challenge and review.

2. Associate Professor of Instruction. The decision of the College not to renew Teaching-Track Appointments with the rank of Associate Professor of Instruction, in accordance with the provisions of Section X (Appointment Period, Renewal and Nonrenewal of Faculty Members with Teaching-Track Appointments), will be subject to challenge and review solely in accordance with Section XXII (Review of Nonrenewal, Denial of Tenure, or Termination of Faculty Appointments).

3. Professor of Instruction. The decision of the College not to renew Teaching-Track Appointments with the rank of Professor of Instruction, in accordance with the provisions of Section X (Appointment Period, Renewal and Nonrenewal of Faculty Members with Teaching-Track Appointments), will be subject to challenge and review solely in accordance with Section XXII (Review of Nonrenewal, Denial of Tenure, or Termination of Faculty Appointments).

C. Tenure-Track Appointments. Tenure-Track Appointments are full-time appointments made to persons whom the College expects will satisfy the criteria for the grant of a Tenured Appointment as set forth in Section V (Criteria for Full-Time Faculty Appointments) at the end of their Tenure-Track Periods (as defined in Section XV.B. of this Statement). Tenure-Track Appointments are made on an annual basis. A faculty member with a Tenure-Track Appointment does not have a right to the renewal of the faculty member’s Appointment or to be granted a Tenured Appointment at the end of the faculty member’s Tenure-Track Period or upon the satisfaction of any fixed or objectively measurable set of requirements.

A faculty member with a Tenure-Track Appointment has no employment or procedural rights other than those set forth in this Statement.

A faculty member with a Tenure-Track Appointment has the right to be evaluated in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section XV (Evaluation of Faculty with Tenure-Track Appointments) and criteria set forth in Section V (Criteria for Full-Time Faculty Appointments). The decision of the College not to renew the Tenure-Track Appointment of a faculty member, in accordance with the provisions of Section XVI.A. (Renewal and Nonrenewal of Tenure-Track Appointments), will be subject to challenge and review solely in accordance with Section XXII (Review of Nonrenewal, Denial of Tenure, or Termination of Faculty Appointments).

A faculty member with a Tenure-Track Appointment may be sanctioned for Sanctionable Conduct during the term of the faculty member’s employment in accordance with Section XX (Sanction and Dismissal of Full-Time Faculty Members). Such a sanction will be subject to challenge and review solely in accordance with the provisions of that section.

D. Tenured Appointments. Tenured Appointments are full-time appointments granted to persons solely in accordance with the provisions of Section XVII (Grant of Tenured Appointments).

A faculty member with a Tenured Appointment may be sanctioned for Sanctionable Conduct and dismissed for Cause at any time in accordance with Section XVIII (Review and Evaluation of Faculty Members with Tenured Appointments) or Section XX (Sanction and Dismissal of Full-Time Faculty Members). Such a sanction or dismissal will be subject to challenge and review solely in accordance with the provisions of Section XX.

A faculty member with a Tenured Appointment may be terminated without Cause in accordance with the provisions of Section XXI (Termination of Faculty Members with Tenured Appointments for Reasons Other Than Cause). Such a termination will be subject to challenge and review solely in accordance with Section XXII (Review of Nonrenewal, Denial of Tenure, or Termination of Faculty Appointments).