UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook

23rd Edition, 2013 Version


Chapter VI: Academic Staff Personnel Policies and Procedures

6.1 Coverage and Definition: UWRF

6.2 Committee Structure of the Academic Staff: UWRF 2

  • 6.2.1 Academic Staff Council
  • 6.2.2 Standing Committees
  • 6.2.3 Other Committees

6.3 Academic Staff Appointments: UWRF 3

  • 6.3.1 Types of Appointments: Non-instructional (Category A) Academic Staff
  • 6.3.2 Types of Appointments: Instructional (Category B) Academic Staff
  • 6.3.3 Official Personnel File
  • 6.3.4 Operational Area

6.4 Recruitment: UWRF 4

  • 6.4.1 Position Vacancy
  • 6.4.2 Recruitment-Procedure
  • 6.4.3 Search and Screen Committee Structure: Non-instructional Academic Staff
  • 6.4.4 Staffing of a Teaching Position by Appointment of an Instructional Academic Staff Member
  • 6.4.5 Recruitment of Instructional Academic Staff

6.5 Letters of Appointment and Reappointment: UWRF 5

  • 6.5.1 General Information To Be Included in Letter of Appointment-Reappointment
  • 6.5.2 Additional Information to Accompany Letter
  • 6.5.3 Employment Contract Review

6.6 Performance Evaluation: UWRF 6

  • 6.6.1 Instructional and Non-Instructional Academic Staff Performance Evaluation Guidelines
  • 6.6.2 Instructional Academic Staff Performance Evaluation Guidelines

6.7 Nonrenewal of a Probationary Academic Staff Appointment: UWRF 7

  • 6.7.1 Commencement of Consideration Process
  • 6.7.2 Reasons for Nonrenewal
  • 6.7.3 Appeals on Nonrenewal Decision
  • 6.7.4 Scope of Review (Impermissible Factors)
  • 6.7.5 Conduct of Hearing
  • 6.7.6 Findings Report
  • 6.7.7 Deadlines

6.8 Promotion to Indefinite Appointment: UWRF 8

  • 6.8.1 Promotion to Indefinite Appointment
  • 6.8.2 Dean or Division Head's Action on Recommendation for Indefinite Appointments
  • 6.8.3 Appeal Process when Non-Promotion Results in Nonrenewal
  • 6.8.4 Chancellor’s Prerogative

6.9 Dismissal of Academic Staff for Cause: UWRF 9

  • 6.9.1 Dismissal for Cause for Indefinite Academic Staff Appointments
  • 6.9.2 Dismissal for Cause, Fixed Term or Probationary Academic Staff Appointments (Instructional and Non-instructional Academic Staff)

6.10 Layoff of Academic Staff For Reasons of Budget or Program

6.11 Complaints: UWRF 11 (UWS 13.01)

6.12 Grievances: UWRF 12 (UWS 13.02)

6.13 Code of Ethics: UWRF 13

  • 6.13.1 Declaration of Policy
  • 6.13.2 University Responsibilities
  • 6.13.3 Action to Avoid Possible Conflict
  • 6.13.4 Outside Activities and Interests; Reports
  • 6.13.5 Appeal
  • 6.13.6 University Equipment and Services

6.14 Academic Staff With Limited Appointments: UWRF 14

6.15 Procedures: Academic Staff Promotion/Title Change

  • 6.15.1 Non-Instructional Academic Staff Promotion/Title Change
    • 6.15.1a General Information
    • 6.15.1.1 Promotion/Title Change Guidelines
    • 6.15.1.2 Request Procedure
    • 6.15.1.3 Promotion/Title Change Criteria for Titles in a Progression Series
    • 6.15.1.4 Promotion/Title Change Criteria for Titles Not in a Progression Series
    • 6.15.1.5 Committee Composition, Charge, and Protocol
    • 6.15.1.6 Review of Materials
  • 6.15.2 Instructional Academic Staff Promotion