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Non-Tenure Track (NTT) FAQ

New Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty Reappointment and Promotion Procedures, effective January 1, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions:

General FAQs on NTT Procedures
FAQs Specific to Library NTT Faculty Promotion Procedures
FAQs Specific to Non-Library NTT Faculty Promotion Procedures

Short Form document for all NTT reappointments and promotion at the rank of "Assistant Professor" (Library and Non-Library)

Academic Promotion Instructions for NTT Library Faculty at the rank of "Associate Professor" and above (Library PINs)
Academic Promotion Instructions for Non-Library NTT Faculty at the rank of "Associate Professor" and above (Non-Library PINs)

New grievance and appeal procedures specific to NTT Faculty are under construction through meetings of a joint labor-management committee


Background Information:

The terms of the 2014 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for full-time non-tenure track faculty have been incorporated into RU Policies. After a year of diligent work, a joint announcement of the instructions/guidelines for reappointment and promotion was sent to Chancellors, Deans/ Directors, and University Libraries. See relevant documents below.

The Memorandum of Agreement that resulted from NTT negotiations in December 2013 included a provision that the University and Union work collaboratively on the development of policies and guidelines related to faculty reviews.  That work has resulted in new procedures for all NTT reappointment and promotion reviews. 

1. Reviews for reappointment and promotions to the rank of “Assistant Professor” will now be governed by the “Short Form” policy. 

2. The “Academic Promotion Instructions” will apply for all NTT promotion considerations at the rank of “Associate Professor” and above.  There are two versions of the NTT Academic Promotion Instructions – one for Library faculty and one for all other NTT faculty.  

These new procedures are a significant accomplishment made possible through the work of NTT faculty who realized that continuing business as usual, without procedures or due process protections, was no longer acceptable.  These developments came as a direct result of member activism and contributions to the Union’s effort.  We should also acknowledge that the strong support of tenured and tenure-track colleagues was critical to achieving these results. The University now has in place policies that will help change the culture to one where the important work of NTT faculty can be appropriately evaluated and recognized.  

A joint letter from the administration and the AAUP-AFT was recently sent to Chancellors and Deans/Directors with regard to these new policies, which became effective January 1, 2015. 

NTT MOA, January 2014; Read FAQ about this 2014 MOA
Joint Letter Announcing Guidelines for Reappointment and Promotion, January 1, 1215

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