IV. Awarding Tenure to
V. Composition of Faculty Committees
VI. Preparation of Dossiers
VII. Progress Reviews
VIII. Procedures for Making Tenure Recommendations
IX. Procedures for Making Promotion Recommendations
X. Policy and Guidelines
XI. Employment of Members of the Same Family
XIV. Termination and Severance
XV. Appointment, Evaluation, and Replacement of Administrators
FACULTY PERSONNEL POLICIES
The accomplishments and reputation of The University of Alabama depend on the quality of its faculty and the record of teaching and creative scholarship that the faculty generates. The success of the faculty in its scholarly activities ultimately determines the caliber of the University’s academic programs.
Given the faculty’s central importance to the University’s educational mission and given the University’s steadfast commitment to academic excellence, it is incumbent upon the University leadership to promote and support an academic climate in which the faculty can be successful. It is incumbent upon faculty members to be active, consistent, and energetic contributors to the University’s academic programs. In particular:
In recognition of the extreme importance to the University of the academic credentials, academic achievements, and potential academic contributions of its faculty members, the University has established a set of criteria and standards to be observed in appointing new faculty, in promoting faculty members to higher academic rank, and in awarding tenure. These criteria and standards apply throughout the University except insofar as a department or academic division formally establishes higher or more detailed requirements and these receive appropriate administrative approval. All departments* and academic divisions are encouraged to amplify the University criteria and standards for appointment, promotion, and tenure with more explicit and specific criteria which apply to their discipline or profession. These amplifications must in no way diminish or conflict with the University criteria and standards, and they must be approved by the academic dean in case of departmental supplements and by the Executive Vice President and Provost in the case of divisional supplements. Copies of the current criteria, standards, and procedures are provided to faculty members at the time of initial appointment. Continuing faculty members are notified of changes.