Special Faculty Reappointment Guidelines
This document describes guidelines for reappointment of full-time Special Faculty in the College of Computing and Informatics (hereafter, the College) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (hereafter, the University). All formal recommendations for such actions shall be made in writing.
This document supplements the UNC Charlotte Academic Procedure: Special Faculty Appointments; the UNC Charlotte Academic Personnel and Procedures Handbook; and the College of Computing and Informatics Special Faculty Appointments. Every attempt was made to make this document consistent with these University and College documents. However, in the event of a conflict introduced by this document, the above referenced University and College documents will prevail.
A Special Faculty appointment is a non-tenure track, renewable position of a fixed duration to fulfill a specific role in the life of an academic unit. Special Faculty appointments can be renewed indefinitely. While colleges and academic units determine the length of an appointment, typically three years is the minimum and five years is the maximum.
The following guidelines direct the reappointment process for Special Faculty in the College of Computing and Informatics. Each academic unit within the College may document additional guidelines for unit-level action, although College and University guidance will prevail over academic unit guidelines in the event of a conflict.
- Each academic term, the College Business Officer will notify academic units and corresponding special faculty of those appointments that will end during the following twelve months.
- Review for reappointment is directed by the academic unit lead (e.g., department chair or school executive director).
- Review for reappointment will begin no sooner than nine (9) months and conclude no later than six (6) months before the end of the current appointment.
- The academic unit lead will notify a faculty member in writing of an impending review for reappointment nine (9) months prior to the end of the current appointment.
- As part of the written notification, the academic unit lead will request from the faculty member a reappointment package. The reappointment package will include, at minimum, a current curriculum vitae and a self-assessment; but, it may also include other materials such as annual merit reviews and peer teaching observations. At the discretion of the faculty member, additional materials may be included in the reappointment package, beyond those materials requested by the academic unit lead.
- The reappointment package will be submitted to the academic unit lead eight (8) months before the end of the current appointment.
- The academic unit lead will render a reappointment determination no later than six (6) months before the end of the current appointment and notify the faculty member in writing.
- If, after review, the academic unit lead makes the determination to reappoint, this determination is submitted in writing to the Dean of the College of Computing and Informatics along with the period of reappointment, typically three to five years.
- The areas of performance for Special Faculty reappointment review depend upon the appointment type and position description.
- Review for reappointment must address at least the following: (a) the faculty member’s demonstrated professional competence, in-position performance, and collegiality; (b) potential for future contribution to UNC Charlotte; and (c) institutional needs and resources.
- Advancement through the ranks is optional and not a criterion for reappointment.
- Authority: Office of the Dean for the College of Computing and Informatics
- Responsible Office: Office of the Dean for the College of Computing and Informatics
- Additional Contact(s): n/a
- Established: August 16, 2021