UA FACULTY HANDBOOK APPENDIX
APPENDIX K: Policy Statement on Conversion from Administrative to Faculty Status
This policy concerns the return to full-time faculty status of faculty members who have 12 month contracts with an administrative assignment of at least .75 FTE. The policy defines “academic year salary”, the phasing out of any administrative increment in salary, and a leave program in lieu of “sabbatical leave” designed to facilitate the resumption of the duties associated with full-time faculty status. Loss of an administrative appointment cannot be subject of a grievance.
A. Academic Year Salary 1
The summer salary of an administrator is defined as thirty percent of his or her academic year salary. An administrator’s salary may also include an additional amount designated as an administrative increment. The academic year salary of those with 12 months contracts is defined as:
Twelve month salary – administrative increment1.3
B. Phasing Out Administrative Increment
Category B - those with a least 5 but less than 10 years administrative service receive one semester and one summer of administrative leave and two-thirds of the administrative increment in the first year in faculty status, and one-third in the second year;
Category C - those with administrative service of more than one but less than 5 years receive one semester or one summer of administrative leave, and one-half of the administrative increment in the first year in faculty status.
The primary purpose of administrative leave is to provide the administrator with a compensated period of time for the study and research necessary to resume a full-time faculty role. Administrators returning to faculty status are eligible for administrative leave as follows:
Category A – those with 10 or more years administrative service receive two semesters of compensated administrative leave.
Category B – those with a least five but less than 10 years of administrative service receive one semester and one summer of compensated administrative leave.
Category C – those with at least three but less than five years of administrative service receive one summer of compensated administrative leave.
D. Other Conditions
Date of conversion
The date of conversion from administrative to faculty status is subject to negotiation but normally will be the first working day after the end of the administrative appointment and will be no later than the following August 16. Administrative increments will begin to be phased out as soon as the administrative appointment ends.
Salary During Administrative Leaves
Normally, administrators will have been converted to academic year salaries before beginning administrative leave. In such cases, salary during leave (distributed on a 12 – month basis) will be one-half the academic year salary for each semester and thirty percent of the academic year salary for a summer. Any variation from this policy must be agreed upon before the leave begins.
Accrued Annual Leave
Administrators are expected to utilize all of their accrued annual leave prior to conversion to faculty status; any annual leave not taken by the time of conversion is lost.