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3.2.14 Assignment of Person Holding Faculty Rank to Administrative or Other Nondepartmental Positions

Part-time Assignments

  1. Part-time assignments outside the department of rank are for one year or shorter periods of time and must be jointly agreeable to the individual, the department of rank, and the administrator of the nondepartmental unit of assignment. At the end of the assignment year, or agreed shorter period of time, the appointment reverts to a full-time departmental assignment unless further agreements are reached.
  2. Part-time assignments outside the department of rank may involve a negotiated base salary in the nondepartmental unit, which differs from the departmental base salary.
  3. At the time of salary increases, each unit evaluates and assigns salary increases in accord with applicable policies and procedures. This may result in differing base salaries in various units of assignment.
  4. Upon the return of a faculty member to a full-time departmental assignment, the total salary will be adjusted according to the departmental base. Upon continuing assignment at different participation levels, the total salary will be adjusted according to the base salary in the different units and the extent of the assignment.
  5. Temporary (up to one year) assignments as acting department chairperson may include a negotiated salary increment. Such increments are added to the salary only for the duration of the temporary assignment.

Full-time Assignments

  1. Full-time assignments outside the department of rank are for indefinite periods unless a specific period is a part of the initial agreement. Initially, full-time assignment outside the department must be jointly agreeable to the individual, the department of rank, and the administrator of the unit of assignment. The department of rank may not recall a person to the department of rank from a full-time nondepartmental assignment. The individual or the administrator of the unit of assignment may terminate the nondepartmental assignment, in which case the individual, at the earliest reasonable time, will return to full-time departmental duties.
  2. Full-time assignments outside the department of rank involve negotiated salaries based on the nature of the assignment. Upon the return of a faculty member to a full-time departmental assignment, the salary may be set by the President.

    If not, the salary will be adjusted to a rate established by the procedures used to establish salary rates for new faculty appointees of comparable experience and qualifications. Normally, such rate shall not exceed that of the highest paid individual of the same rank in the same department and shall not be less than the average of the full-time rates of others of the same rank in the same department.
  3. Upon the return of a faculty member to a full-time departmental assignment from the position of department chairperson, the salary will also be adjusted as described in the previous paragraph.
  4. Upon the return of a faculty member to a full-time departmental assignment from a full-time nondepartmental assignment, the faculty member may, if otherwise eligible, be requested to take a sabbatical leave for at least one semester for the purpose of reestablishing currency in the academic discipline. High priority will be given to the award of such sabbaticals.

Faculty Status

  1. Faculty rank will not be awarded without approval of the department and college of rank.
  2. Regardless of assignment, promotion, reappointment, and tenure decisions are made in accord with the ASPT policies.
  3. In the event of nonreappointment to faculty rank of an individual who is assigned to a nondepartmental position, the administrator of the unit of assignment may, with appropriate approvals, offer the individual an appointment in a nonfaculty status if such status is appropriate for the position in question.
  4. An individual holding academic rank at the time of assumption of administrative or noninstructional duties may retain such rank and eligibility for promotion and/or tenure. Tenure, if previously granted such administrators, shall be retained; however, in such cases the tenure status of the individual shall be reviewed through the process established for periodic review.

Initiating body:

Contact: Vice President and Provost (309-438-7018), Human Resources (309-438-8311)

Revised on:


2016-08-04T10:50:05.698-05:00 2016
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