Policy: University Staff Employees Engaged in Teaching
|Date: 02/03/09||Policy ID: HRM-019||Status: Final|
|Contact Office:||Executive Vice President and Provost (Office of the) or Consulting Services (UHR)|
|Oversight Executive:||Executive Vice President and Provost
Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
|Applies To:||Academic Division and College at Wise.|
|Table of Contents:||Policy Statement
3. Term of Appointment
|Reason for Policy:||This policy establishes guidelines to allow the Executive & Senior Administrative and the Managerial & Professional categories of University Staff employees to teach students. Assists the University to comply with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Comprehensive Standards 3.2.9 and 3.7.1., which establish that the University must define policies regarding faculty appointment and justify and document faculty qualifications to maintain its operations and achieve goals consistent with its educational mission.|
|Definition of Terms in Statement:|| Executive & Senior Administrative Staff (E&SA): University staff employees on limited term appointments having significant administrative responsibilities and duties and exercising considerable independent discretion, and having the ability to commit the University to a long term course of action.
This category includes:
Managerial & Professional Staff Employee (M&P): University staff employees who manage a division or subdivision of a major academic or administrative unit and/or exercise significant knowledge, discretion and independent judgment gained through advanced education or experience. This category includes coaches, other than Head or Associate Head Coaches/Coordinators, on individually negotiated contracts. M&P Staff are typically exempt employees under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and therefore not subject to the FLSA provisions governing the payment of overtime.
Release Time: Time during the regular work day which an employee is released from normal work duties.
University Staff Employee: Those salaried, non-faculty employees hired on or after July 1, 2006, and those salaried non-faculty employees and administrative and professional faculty electing to participate in the University Human Resources System established by the Board of Visitors under the authority granted by the Restructuring Act and the Management Agreement. The term “University Staff Employee” includes all three categories of university staff employees (Operational & Administrative, Managerial & Professional, and Executive & Senior Administrative) described in this policy.
While the University staff members’ first responsibility is to carry out the responsibilities of the jobs for which they were hired, the Executive & Senior Administrative and the Managerial and Professional categories of University Staff may be eligible to engage in teaching. Eligibility to engage in teaching requires a faculty appointment. Teaching activities occupying an identifiable percentage of time over the duration of a semester or more normally should be arranged on a release time basis.
The terms of the faculty appointment are dictated by the school or department in which they teach in accordance with University policy. University Staff employees receiving a faculty appointment are not granted the same rights as academic faculty and are governed by the underlying terms and conditions of University Staff employment.
|Related Information:||HRM-027, Resolving Grievances for University Staff Employees
PROV-029, Faculty Appointment Types and Titles
|Major Category:||Human Resource Management|
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|Next Scheduled Review:||02/03/17|
|Approved By, Date:||Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, 02/03/09|
|Revision History:||Updated 1/15/15, 12/19/14.|
|Supersedes (previous policy):|