Temporary Faculty – Non Tenure Track

The fixed-period base for employment of a non-tenure track faculty member is a time period that may be a semester, an academic year, or a fiscal year, and the amount of assigned effort may be figured on the basis of hours per week, credits per semester, or credits per academic year.

Appointment Period

All appointments and renewals are subject to need and availability of funding. The initial employment base period of a non-tenure track faculty member may be renewed depending on funding availability, needs of the employing unit, and the results of performance evaluations. The fixed-period base for employment of a non-tenure track faculty member is a time period that may be a semester, an academic year, or a fiscal year, and the amount of assigned effort may be figured on the basis of hours per week, credits per semester, or credits per academic year. The full-time hourly basis is 40 hours per week. The full-time credit basis is 12 credits per semester or 24 credits per academic year, except in the community colleges, where the full-time credit basis is 15 credits per semester or 30 credits per academic year. The full-time equivalent (FTE) fraction for a non-tenure track faculty member employed on an hourly basis is the ratio of the number of hours assigned per week to the basis of 40 hours/week.

Renewal/Non-renewal

The employee’s FTS must average less than .50 per college during each of the ensuing 2 consecutive academic years. A temporary faculty member averaging less than .50 FTE per college over 2 consecutive academic years may be eligible for renewals of temporary appointments after appropriate reviews and approvals.

Termination Period

A non-tenure track faculty member may be dismissed for cause at any time that the member’s conduct becomes inimical to the students, the faculty, the educational program, or the university. The executive vice president and provost must approve any involuntary termination for cause.