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Temporary Faculty Entitlement

Important Reminders about Entitlement:

  • Entitlement does not mean a right to be employed; entitlement applies only once offered work.
  • If hired, appointment is still conditional (except for full-time unconditional three-year appointments).
  • Entitlement becomes operative when all conditions in Article 12.3 are met:
    1. Temporary faculty member was employed both semesters of previous academic year,
      AND
    2. Both semesters of previous academic year were in the same department,
      AND
    3. Temporary faculty member is given an appointment for "similar assignment" (i.e. same or similar courses) in same department for a third consecutive semester.
  • Per CBA Article 22.2 - Leaves of Absence Without Pay, entitlement is not accrued when replacing a temporary faculty who is out on leave.
  • Contact the Office of Faculty Advancement (8-2913) to determine how other scenarios of class coverage may impact entitlement.
  • The chart below is intended to convey the basics of entitlement and subsequent contract establishment. Contact the Office of Faculty Advancement (8-2913) to inquire about more specific scenarios.

For more detailed information about temporary faculty entitlement, review CBA Article 12 - Appointment.

Temporary Faculty Entitlement

Current Appt. Subsequent Appt. Entitlement
Semester appointment Semester appointment None.
Semester appointment in both Fall and Spring of an Academic Year Academic year (AY) appointment The total WTUs from the prior fall and spring semesters (CBA 12.3).
Academic year (AY) appointment - only one semester taught Semester appointment None.
Academic year (AY) appointment - for one to five consecutive years Academic year (AY) appointment The total WTUs from the prior fall and spring semesters (CBA 12.3).
Semester of Academic year (AY) appointment - for six consecutive years Initial three-year appointment The total WTUs from the prior fall and spring semesters.
Entitlement remains the same for all three years of the new appointment. (CBA 12.12.c).
Three-year appointment Subsequent three-year appointment The total WTUs from the fall and spring semesters of Year 3 of the previous three-year appointment.
Entitlement remains the same for all three years of the new appointment, regardless of the actual time base hired (CBA 12.12.c).
Three-year appointment with 15 WTUs in both semesters of Year 3 Full-time unconditional three-year appointment  15 WTUs in both semesters.
Entitlement remains the same for all three years of the new appointment. (CBA 12.5).