Volume 7 Faculty Affairs
Chapter 13.0 Faculty Appointment, Development, Promotion, & Tenure Policy: Overview
Responsible Office: University Faculty Senate
Originally issued: 2/2008
This policy provides an overview of how faculty are appointed at Georgia Health Sciences University, the procedures for faculty development, and the processes by which faculty are promoted and granted tenure. These policies and procedures are detailed in the following policies.
Reason For Policy
This policy provides guidance for the appointment, development and promotion for all full-time and part-time faculty on both the tenure and non-tenure tracks. The policy also relates to adjunct faculty under certain conditions.
Entities Affected By This Policy
This policy affects all faculty units at Georgia Health Sciences University.
Who Should Read This Policy
All faculty at Georgia Health Sciences University should read this policy. This policy may provide guidance for prospective faculty as well as for faculty who are interested in academic progression.
|President of Georgia Health Sciences University||706-721-2301||http://www.georgiahealth.edu/admin/president.php|
|Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost||706-721-4014||http://www.georgiahealth.edu/aaffairs/|
|Vice Chair, University Faculty Senate||706-721-2334||http://www.georgiahealth.edu/faculty/senate/vicechair.html|
|Chair, FADPT Subcommittee of University Faculty Senate||706-721-2334||http://www.georgiahealth.edu/faculty/senate/committee-gov.html|
|FADPT Chair in each school at the Georgia Health Sciences University||Medical College of Georgia:
School of Dentistry:
School of Nursing:
School of Allied Health Sciences:
School of Graduate Studies:
Board of Regents Policy Manual Section 800
These definitions apply to these terms as they are used in this policy:
|Academic Tenure||Academic tenure refers to the conditions and guarantees that apply to a faculty member’s employment, in particular the protection from involuntary discharge from, or termination of, employment and from imposition of serious sanctions, except upon grounds and in accordance with procedures set forth in this policy.|
This policy and the following policies may be used for guidance in the recruitment of faculty as well as for individual faculty and their chairs in projecting career development plans. As a faculty member determines needs for advancement, specific criteria related to individual colleges may be helpful for additional support.
The college level committee(s) on Faculty Appointment, Development, Promotion, and Tenure (FADPT) reviews, makes recommendations, and monitors policies and procedures at the college and departmental levels. The University Faculty Senate FADPT & Post-Tenure Subcommittee of the Faculty Governance Committee reviews and offers comments on relevant policies and procedures of all colleges and faculties within the Georgia Health Sciences University.
See ensuing policies and policies originating in the specific colleges at the Georgia Health Sciences University.