Academic Administrators

Evaluation and Reappointment of the Provost

Appointment, Evaluation, and Reappointment of Academic Deans

Appointment, Evaluation, and Reappointment of Department Chairs

All-University Faculty Committee for Evaluation of Administrators

  1. Membership
  2. Schedule
  3. Evaluation Questionnaires
  4. Committee Reports
  5. Election Procedures for the All-University Faculty Committee for Evaluation of Administrators

Divisional Faculty Committee for Evaluation of Administrators

Evaluation of Other Academic Administrators

Employment of the Faculty

Search and Appointment Procedures – Academic Affairs Units

  1. General
  2. Selection Requirements
  3. Background Checks

Contract of Employment

  1. Duties of Tenure-Track and Tenured Members of Instructional Staff
  2. Academic Year
  3. Change in Duties

Assignment of Academic Rank, Department, and Division

Employment of Persons Holding a Miami Doctorate

Overload Teaching

Summer and Winter Term Teaching

Assigned Research Appointments

  1. On-Campus
  2. Off-Campus

Faculty Improvement Leave

Evaluation, Promotion, and Tenure of the Faculty

Evaluation of Members of the Faculty

  1. Frequency and Purpose of Evaluation
  2. Annual Report of Professional Activities
  3. Annual Evaluation of Tenured Members of the Instructional Staff
  4. Annual Evaluation of Probationary Members of the Instructional Staff
  5. Formative Promotion Evaluations

Statement on the Evaluation of Teaching

  1. General
  2. Teaching Evaluation Plan
  3. Specific Guidelines for a Department’s Teaching Evaluation Plan
  4. Waiver of Course Evaluation Reporting
  5. Note

Tenure and Promotion

  1. Purpose of Tenure and Promotion
  2. Eligibility for Tenure
  3. Eligibility for Promotion


  1. Definition of Terms
  2. Senior Instructor (tenure-eligible rank)
  3. Assistant Professor (tenure-eligible rank)
  4. Associate Professor (tenure-eligible rank)
  5. Professor (tenure-eligible rank)

Annual Review of Probationary Members of the Instructional Staff

Tenure and Time

  1. Probationary Period
  2. Credit Towards Probationary Period
  3. Stopping the Tenure Clock

Criteria for Tenure

The Tenure and Promotion Process

  1. Candidate’s Preparation of Tenure and Promotion Materials
  2. Departmental Evaluation
  3. Divisional Evaluation
  4. University Promotion and Tenure Committee Evaluation
  5. Provost, President, and Board of Trustees Evaluation
  6. Procedure When a Negative Tenure Recommendation is about to be Made
  7. Notification of Recommendation by Any Individual or Committee
  8. Effect of Degree Completion on Promotion

Rights of a Candidate Who Has Received a Negative Recommendation or Been Denied Tenure or Promotion

  1. Reconsideration
  2. Appeal of Denials
  3. Presidential Directive that Tenure Be Considered the Following Year
  4. Deadlines

Failure to Attain Tenure

Nontenure-Eligible Instructional Staff Positions

  1. Instructor
  2. Visiting Professor, Visiting Associate Professor, Visiting Assistant Professor
  3. Lecturer
  4. Clinical/Professionally Licensed Faculty
  5. Number of Lecturers and Clinical/Professionally Licensed Faculty
  6. Promotion to Senior Lecturer or Senior Clinical/Professionally Licensed Faculty
  7. Adjunct Professor, Adjunct Associate Professor, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Adjunct Instructor


Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures for the Faculty

Grievance Procedures Available to Members of the Instructional Staff

  1. Pregrievance Requirements
  2. Scope of Grievance Procedure
  3. Submission of Written Grievance
  4. Grievance Mediation Procedure
  5. Grievance Hearing Procedure
  6. Report
  7. Implementation
  8. Appeal to the President
  9. Appeal to the Board of Trustees
  10. General Matters

Termination of Appointment or Tenure for Cause

Procedures for Disciplinary Action

  1. General
  2. Matters Handled by Department Chairs
  3. Disciplinary Proceedings
  4. Initiation of Disciplinary Action
  5. Mediation Procedure
  6. Failure of Mediation in Cases Initiated by Departmental Action
  7. Request for Hearing Before the Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities in Cases Initiated by Departmental Action
  8. Hearing Procedure
  9. Appeal to the President
  10. Appeal to the Board of Trustees
  11. Interim Suspension
  12. General Matters

Rights and Responsibilities of the Instructional Staff

Principles of Academic Freedom

Faculty Responsibilities

Professional Ethics and Responsibilities

Statement of Good Teaching Practices

Student Complaints about the Quality of Instruction

Teaching Load

Office Hours for Instructional Staff


Attendance and Absence of Instructional Staff

Arranging Employment Interviews for Students

Separation from the Employment of the Faculty

Retirement with Rehiring Contracts

Retirement and Termination of Tenure

Professor Emeritus/Emerita


Termination Under Financial Exigency of a Tenured Appointment

  1. General
  2. Tenure Termination Procedure
  3. Right of Appeal
  4. Possible Reinstatement

Nonreappointment of Persons with Probationary Appointments and Persons in Nontenurable Ranks

Academic Policies and Procedures for the Instructional Staff

Attendance and Absence of Students

Size of Classes


  1. Final Examinations or Other Evaluative Substitutions
  2. Schedule Changes for Final Examinations or Other Evaluative Substitution
  3. Examinations and Additional Class Requirements During the Semester
  4. Preparation of Examinations
  5. Administering Examinations
  6. Proctoring of Examinations

Textbook Policy

  1. Policy
  2. Use of Self-Authored Material
  3. Departmental Responsibilities
  4. Additional Bookstore Responsibilities

Use of Undergraduates as Teachers

  1. General
  2. Requirements for Participation in the Undergraduate Associates Program
  3. Assisting in Laboratory Classes and Drill Sessions
  4. Grading

Academic Dishonesty

Graduate Faculty Information

Levels and Criteria for Graduate Faculty Standing

  1. Level A Definition
  2. Level B Definition
  3. Level C Definition

Determining Levels of Graduate Faculty Standing

  1. Level A Graduate Standing
  2. Level B and Level C Graduate Faculty Standing

Limitations for Graduate Faculty Standing

  1. Resigned and/or Retired Graduate Faculty
  2. Lecturers and Clinical Faculty
  3. Adjunct and Visiting Faculty
  4. Off-Campus Scholar

Procedures for Appointing Graduate Faculty Members