II - 1.22 - UNIVERSITY SYSTEM POLICY ON FACULTY APPOINTMENT
LETTERS OR CONTRACTS
(Approved by the Board of Regents July 7, 2000)
1. The terms and conditions of every faculty appointment
shall be stated in a written letter or contract, which
shall be signed by and which shall be in the possession
of both the institution and the appointee before the
appointment is begun.
2. Appointment letters or contracts for full-time faculty
shall specify whether the appointee is required to
serve for the academic year or the fiscal year.
Typically, academic-year faculty appointments shall
begin no later than one week before the first day of
fall classes and end no earlier than the spring
commencement date, and fiscal-year appointments shall
begin on July 1 and end on June 30 of the following
calendar year. In unusual circumstances, an
appointment (academic or fiscal) may begin at other
times or may be for only a portion of a year.
3. Each institution shall develop a written policy on
summer compensation for full-time faculty members on
academic-year appointments. The policy shall be filed with
the Office of the Chancellor.