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Faculty Appointments

Tenure Track Appointments

  • Tenure and tenure track appointments are restricted to regular full-time teaching faculty employed on a continuing basis and to academic administrative faculty with professorial rank (e.g., Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor). The standard teaching load is 30 semester hours or the equivalent per academic year.

Non-Tenure Track Appointments

  • Lecturers and Senior Lecturers as defined below (see also Board of Regents (BOR) Policy Manual Sections 803.08.01 and 803.08.02). The standard teaching load is 33 hours or the equivalent per academic year.

  • Part-time Faculty

  • Full-time Librarian with no academic rank

  • Full-time administrative faculty with no academic rank

Descriptions of all tenure track or tenured faculty should remain as they are, including the delivery of superior teaching, assumption of a normal teaching load equivalent† to 30 semester hours per academic year, adherence to basic duties and responsibilities, participation in the efficient operation of the academic functions of the College, avoidance of conflicts of interest between their college obligations and their outside activities, professional growth and development, and service to the College and to the community.

Descriptions of Lecturers and Senior Lecturers

Lecturers

To carry out essential instructional functions, such as basic skills instruction by teaching multiple sections of the same courses whenever possible, instructional staff members may be appointed to the position of lecturer.† Lecturers will show a commitment to superior teaching of a normal teaching load equivalent to 33 hours per academic year, with other responsibilities of advising students, keeping a minimum of six hours per week in office hours and attending standard faculty meetings. Summer teaching may be offered, on an as-needed basis as determined by the Division Chairperson and at the standard 3% per credit hour for instruction of the first two courses. Part-time rate of pay would be offered thereafter. Lecturers are not eligible for the award of tenure; however, if a lecturer is appointed to a tenure track position, credit for prior teaching may be applied. Not more than 20% of GHCís FTE corps of instruction may be lecturers or senior lecturers. Lecturers are appointed on a year-to-year basis, are not eligible for the award of tenure, but have the presumption of reappointment for the subsequent year unless notified in writing as below.

Senior Lecturers

Lecturers who have served for a period of at least six years at GHC will either be promoted to senior lecturer during the sixth year or be terminated from the institution; only in exceptional circumstances will a lecturer be reappointed as a lecturer after six years of service to the institution. A salary increase of $1,500 will be applied upon promotion from lecturer to senior lecturer. Reappointment procedures for senior lecturers follow the same reappointment procedures as those for lecturers. Senior lecturers are not eligible for the award of tenure.

Nonrenewal of Employment Contracts for Individuals with Faculty Status

A.†††† All Nontenured Faculty

Follow the same procedure as currently in place

B.†††† Full-time Lecturers and Senior Lecturers

Based on BOR policy (803.04), full-time lecturers and senior lecturers are appointed by the institution on a year-to-year basis. Lecturers and senior lecturers have the presumption of reappointment for the subsequent year unless notified in writing as follows:

a.†††† For lecturers with fewer than three years of full-time service to GHC, notification of non-reappointment is at least three months prior to the institutionís first day of classes of the semester.

b.†††† For lecturers with three or more years but fewer than six years of service to GHC, notification of non-reappointment is at least six months prior to the institutionís first day of classes of the semester.

c.†††† For senior lecturers and lecturers with six or more years of full-time service to GHC, notification of non-reappointment is at least nine months prior to the institutionís first day of classes of the semester.

Reappointment of lecturers, senior lecturers, and promotion of lecturers to senior lecturers is dependent not only on their performance in instruction and service, but also on the programmatic needs and financial exigencies of the College and its units.

Page last updated: August 1, 2012