An adjunct teaching appointee is defined as a faculty person for whom the composite of her or her services to Wittenberg for which salary is received constitutes something less than a full-time faculty position. This teaching appointment normally applies to a person who has not previously taught full-time at Wittenberg.
There are four categories of adjunct faculty: Adjunct Instructors; Adjunct Assistant Professors, Adjunct Associate Professors, and Adjunct Professors.
Adjunct instructors are appointed only for the period of time indicated in the letter of appointment and said appointments shall not exceed three courses in an academic year. Normally, the period of time is indicated as the semester during which a specific course is to be taught. This period of time will include additional semesters only when those semesters are explicitly included in the letter of appointment. In no case shall a letter of appointment extend the terms of appointment beyond a single academic year.
Terms and conditions relating to the appointment as adjunct instructor shall be explicitly stated in the letter of appointment There shall be no terms and conditions other than those stated. The letter of appointment is binding only after it has been signed both by an agent of the University and the appointee. A letter of appointment is issued by the chief academic officer on behalf of the President of the University upon recommendation of the chairperson of the department or the Dean of the School in which the course to be taught by the appointee is offered.
The salary of the adjunct instructor will be commensurate with his or her training and experience.
Adjunct instructors will enjoy the same guarantee of academic freedoms and rights of appeal accorded the full-time faculty of the University.
Adjunct instructors are not eligible for appointment with tenure.
The Committee on Instruction voted to accept in principle the guidelines recommended by the Faculty Personnel Committee and transmitted by President Stauffer and Provost Pfnister. The Committee emphasized however, that while the guidelines are accepted in principle, each recommendation must be considered individually, each recommendation must be considered individually and that the committee reserves final decision on the individual cases. The statement of policy relating to emeritus status is as follows:
The Faculty Personnel Board shall recommend annually that the title ‘emeritus’ be conferred upon a person who retires while in full-time service at Wittenberg, who has served Wittenberg for ten or more years, who has attained tenure, and who holds the faculty rank of Assistant Professor or higher, and/or holds the administrative title of Associate dean, its equivalent, or higher.
Individuals retiring from administrative positions not covered by the provisions of tenure, but meeting the criterion of service, may be granted ‘emeritus’ title and rank upon the recommendation of the President.
RANK AND PROMOTION OF ADMINISTRATORS
(By Faculty Action, January 19, 1978)
Any administrator with academic rank must be involved in academic teaching (i.e., classroom teaching for college credit at Wittenberg University) or be directly responsible for administering part of the academic program.
The administrator must be given rank in an academic department and the department in question must be consulted prior to the appointment.
The Personnel Board and the academic department act on recommendations for promotion in academic rank involving the administrator;
The appointment of an administrator with academic rank is subject to review by the Personnel Board after a three-year period and continuance in academic rank contingent upon the administrator meeting the stipulations cited above.
The Personnel Board must be consulted before administrative appointments are made at the level of Associate and Professor.
With the exception of the third stipulation, the above policies do not apply to administrators holding rank, as of January, 1978, in the University but not in an academic department.