Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook

23rd Edition, 2013 Version


Chapter IV: Faculty Personnel Rules and Procedures of UW-River Falls

4.1 Personnel Definitions - Faculty Personnel Rules

4.2 Recruitment and Initial Appointment - Faculty Personnel Rules

Chancellor's Statement

  • 4.2.1 Procedures for Recruitment
  • 4.2.2 Procedures for Recommendation
    • 4.2.2.1 Meeting to Determine Candidates Acceptable for Hiring
    • 4.2.2.2 Narrative Report From Recruitment Committee
    • 4.2.2.3 Content of and Response to Narrative Report
    • 4.2.2.4 Procedures if Lack of Agreement
    • 4.2.2.5 Forwarding of Department’s Recommendation
    • 4.2.2.6 Provost and Vice Chancellor’s Decision
    • 4.2.2.7 Procedure if Candidate Declines
    • 4.2.2.8 Tenure Consideration with Initial Appointment
  • 4.2.3 Notification of Initial Appointment
    • 4.2.3.1 Appointment Letter and Years of Experience
    • 4.2.3.2 Notification of Candidates Not Offered Appointment

4.3 Renewal and Nonrenewal of Probationary Appointments - Faculty Personnel Rules

  • 4.3.1 Recommendation From an Academic Unit
  • 4.3.2 Criteria for Recommendation
  • 4.3.3 Procedures for Recommendation
    • 4.3.3.1 Names of Probationary Faculty Forwarded to Department by Dean
    • 4.3.3.2 Notification of Probationary Faculty and Department
    • 4.3.3.3 Meeting for Discussion Prior to Vote
    • 4.3.3.4 Voting Procedure
    • 4.3.3.5 Counting of Votes
    • 4.3.3.6 Report of Recommendation
    • 4.3.3.7 Period for Review of Report
    • 4.3.3.8 Disposition of Documents
  • 4.3.4 Disclosure of Recommendation to a Faculty Member
    • 4.3.4.1 Written Notice From Academic Unit to Faculty Member
    • 4.3.4.2 Notification of Probationary Faculty at Each Reviewing Level
  • 4.3.5 Administrative Review of the Recommendation
    • 4.3.5.1 Levels of Review
    • 4.3.5.2 Faculty Member Informed of Chancellor’s Decision
    • 4.3.5.3 Request for Reconsideration
  • 4.3.6 Implementation Dates

4.4 Tenure and Promotions - Faculty Personnel Rules

  • 4.4.1 General
    • 4.4.1.1 Timing of Tenure Recommendation
    • 4.4.1.2 Criteria for Early Tenure Decision
    • 4.4.1.3 Criteria for Delayed Tenure decision
    • 4.4.1.4 Leave of Absence or Sabbatical
    • 4.4.1.5 Other Circumstances That May Delay Tenure Decision
  • 4.4.2 Procedure
  • 4.4.3 Review and Rectification of Denial of Tenure For Impermissible Factors
    • 4.4.3.1 Procedures For the Review and Rectification of Denial of Tenure on Basis of Impermissible Factors
  • 4.4.4 General Criteria for Promotion
    • 4.4.4.1 Specific Criteria for Promotion to Associate Professor
    • 4.4.4.2 Procedure for Promotion to Associate Professor
    • 4.4.4.3 Specific Criteria for Promotion to Professor
    • 4.4.4.4 Procedure for Promotion to Professor
    • 4.4.4.5 Qualifications for Promotion
    • 4.4.4.6 Promotion Procedures

4.5 Periodic Review - Faculty Personnel Rules

  • 4.5.1 Post-tenure Review of Professional Activities of Faculty
  • 4.5.2 Conducting the Review
  • 4.5.3 Challenging the Review
    • 4.5.3.1 Procedures: Post-tenure Review Timeline
    • 4.5.3.2 Table: Post-tenure Review Calendar
  • 4.5.4 Professional Record Procedures
  • 4.5.5 Student Evaluation of Instruction
    • 4.5.5.1 Introduction
    • 4.5.5.2 Uses of the Uniform Survey Results
    • 4.5.5.3 Uniform Survey Instrument
    • 4.5.5.4 Recommendation for Further Evaluation

4.6 Rules for Nonrenewal Appeals - Faculty Personnel Rules

  • 4.6.1 Authority to Review
  • 4.6.2 Request for Review
  • 4.6.3 Burden of Proof
  • 4.6.4 Scope of Review (Impermissible Factors)
  • 4.6.5 Proceedings Before the Committee
  • 4.6.6 Committee Report
  • 4.6.7 Continued Jurisdiction
  • 4.6.8 Final Decision

4.7 Standing Committee For Dismissals, Layoffs, and Terminations - Faculty Personnel Rules

  • 4.7.1 Termination Committee

4.8 Faculty Consultative Committee and Rules on Seniority -Faculty Personnel Rules

  • 4.8.1 Faculty Consultative Committee
  • 4.8.2 Seniority

4.9 Procedure For Handling Complaints - Faculty Personnel Rules

  • 4.9.1 Committee Defined
  • 4.9.2 Complaints Defined
  • 4.9.3 Procedure
    • 4.9.3.1 Submission of Complaint
    • 4.9.3.2 Notification of Faculty Member
    • 4.9.3.3 Request for a Hearing
    • 4.9.3.4 Time Limit for Hearing
    • 4.9.3.5 Closed/Open Hearing
    • 4.9.3.6 Information Considered by Committee
    • 4.9.3.7 Presence of Concerned Faculty Member
    • 4.9.3.8 Presumption of Innocence
    • 4.9.3.9 Report of Committee’s Findings
  • 4.9.4 Decision of the Chancellor
  • 4.9.5 Preclusion of Double Jeopardy

4.10 Procedure For Handling Grievances - Faculty Personnel Rules

  • 4.10.1 Other Grievances
  • 4.10.2 Committee Defined
  • 4.10.3 Procedure
    • 4.10.3.1 Notification of the Committee Chair by Faculty Member
    • 4.10.3.2 Initial Hearing
    • 4.10.3.3 Decision to Dismiss Grievance
    • 4.10.3.4 Decision to Investigate Grievance
    • 4.10.3.5 Preparation and Submission of Written Report by Committee
  • 4.10.4 The Chancellor's Responsibility
  • 4.10.5 Access to the Board of Regents

4.11 Faculty Personnel Rules - UWS Guidelines for Reporting Outside Activities Under UWS 8.025

4.12 Faculty Sabbatical Procedures

4.13 Emeritus Status: Criteria, Procedures, Privileges