5.0 Continuation of Faculty Appointments

5.1 Full-Time Regular Status

5.1.1 A Full-Time Regular Status Tenure-Track and Non-Tenure-Track faculty member's appointment may be continued for a successive academic year upon recommendation of the Department Chairperson and acceptance by the Dean. It is the responsibility of the Dean to inform the faculty member of the action to be taken. Reappointment is not automatic and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

5.1.2 All Non-Tenure Track faculty shall be evaluated annually and reappointment may be continued upon recommendation of the department chairperson and acceptance of the Dean. It is the responsibility of the Dean to inform the faculty member of the action to be taken. After the fourth (4th) successful annual evaluation, the re-appointment may be extended to 2 years and to 4 years after the eighth (8th) annual evaluation. Reappointment is not automatic and is entirely at the discretion of the University

5.1.3 A Full-Time Regular Status Pre-Tenure-Track faculty member's appointment may be continued for a maximum of three years upon recommendation of the Department Chairperson and acceptance by the Dean. It is the responsibility of the Dean to inform the faculty member of the action to be taken. Reappointment is not automatic and is entirely at the discretion of the University. Reappointment for faculty in their third year of a pre-tenure track appointment will automatically switch the individual's appointment to Full-Time Regular Status Tenure-Track, to take effect at the inception of their fourth year. As described in Section 7.5.3.1 of these Guidelines, a faculty member's years of service in a Pre-Tenure track appointment may be credited towards the probationary period for his/her Tenure-track appointment. When a Full-Time Regular Status Pre-Tenure-Track appointment is switched to Full-Time Regular Status Tenure-Track, the Dean shall prepare a letter spelling out the details of the tenure-track appointment, including the projected date of the individual's tenure decision. This letter shall be signed by the faculty member, the Department Chair, and the Dean.

5.1.4 Both competence in the field or discipline and competency in ASL and demonstration of classroom discourse as stipulated by these Guidelines in Section 6 are required for continuation of employment. Neither can serve as a substitution for the other. Full-Time Regular Status Tenure-Track and Non-Tenure-Track faculty are required to demonstrate an ASLPI proficiency rating of 2+ or better, and/or otherwise demonstrate effort and progress in ASL proficiency through other measures, before February 15th of the third full year of service in their tenure-track position in order to be eligible for reappointment.

5.1.5 Full-Time Regular Status Tenure-Track faculty are notified of reappointment and non-reappointment in accordance with Section 7.2.3 of these Guidelines. Full-Time Regular Status Non-Tenure-Track faculty are notified of reappointment and non-reappointment in accordance with Section 7.2.6 of these Guidelines. Pre-Tenure-Track Regular Status faculty are notified of reappointment and non-reappointment in accordance with Section 7.2.4 of these Guidelines.

5.1.6 Full time regular status faculty may be reassigned to a specific academic Department and/or Program only after consultation with and agreement of the individual, the two affected Departments/Programs, and with the approval of the Dean(s) who oversee the affected Departments/Programs.

5.2 Full-time Temporary Status

5.2.1 Full-time temporary appointments expire at the end of their term with no additional notice required.

5.2.2 Full-time temporary appointees may, at the discretion of the University, be rehired in this status for up to three consecutive academic years.

5.3 Part-time Temporary Status

5.3.1 Part-time temporary appointments expire at the end of their term with no additional notice required.

5.3.2 Faculty with part-time temporary appointments may, at the discretion of the University, be rehired without any limitation on the number of times they are appointed.