Policy: Appointment of Unpaid Faculty
|Date: 01/31/07||Policy ID: HRM-005||Status: Final|
|Contact Office:||Executive Vice President and Provost (Office of the)|
|Oversight Executive:||Executive Vice President and Provost|
|Applies To:||Academic Division and the College at Wise.|
|Table of Contents:||Policy Statement
Terms of the Appointment
|Reason for Policy:||This policy sets forth the requirements for appointing unpaid faculty members at the University.|
|Definition of Terms in Statement:||
Unpaid Faculty Appointment: Appointments that do not involve payment of salary or other compensation but do provide an academic rank.
Designated Hiring Official: Persons designated to extend offers of employment on behalf of the University. The president, vice presidents and academic deans are designated hiring officials. Hiring authority may be delegated in writing by one of these individuals with the approval of the president or the appropriate vice president.
Unpaid faculty appointments may be granted only when a dean, a vice president or the University president determines that such an appointment will advance the University’s mission. The appointment letter must be approved by the relevant dean, vice-president or University president and issued by a designated hiring official.
Terms of the Appointment
Unpaid faculty will be covered by the Commonwealth’s legal liability self-insurance program to the same extent as salaried faculty with respect to authorized work for and on behalf of the University, subject to the prevailing terms and conditions of the program.
Unpaid appointments must be entered into the University’s human resource system in accordance with the same policies and procedures governing salaried appointments.
The University may provide e-mail accounts or long-distance phone services to unpaid faculty employees. Such provision must be made with approval of the school or unit and via request to Information Technology and Communication (ITC) department through their stated procedures.
ID cards will not be issued to unpaid faculty without a written justification establishing need. (Wishing to use the library or athletic facilities does not constitute an adequate justification.)
Schools or units wishing to appoint individuals to unpaid faculty appointments must extend a formal offer to the individual in the form of a letter from a designated hiring official and require signed acceptance of the offer in writing.
The appointment letter shall:
|Policy Background:||This policy formalizes good practice regarding unpaid faculty appointments at the University.|
|Major Category:||Human Resource Management|
|Category Cross Reference:|
|Next Scheduled Review:||01/31/13|
|Approved By, Date:||Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, 01/31/07|
|Revision History:||This is the first version of this policy.|
|Supersedes (previous policy):|