Office of the Provost

Policy for Reduction in Length of Faculty Contracts

This policy governs the reduction in the length of faculty contracts in excess of two terms per year for cases where the reduction for a whole academic unit is mandated as a result of an approved planning procedure. A plan for an academic unit may exclude from reduction those faculty who are involved in essential teaching, research, administrative, or clinical services as a part of their contractual responsibilities on a year-round basis.

This policy also governs the reduction of contract length for faculty not covered by a mandated plan.

Copies of the policy are available in the Office of the Provost (412-624-4222).