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Personnel Handbook: Administrators with Rank and Tenure

Policy Statement

Rank

Marywood is willing to recognize or award rank to administrators according to the policy outlined below. This may include Executive and Administrative officers of the University, Senior Administrators, or Senior Management in the Academic Affairs area.

  • If a Marywood faculty member moves to an administrative position as defined above, he/she will retain the academic rank attained at Marywood.
  • If an administrator is appointed who is new to Marywood and he/she has ever held rank in another college or university that is regionally accredited, appropriate rank may be awarded at Marywood provided the criteria for elevation to the rank at Marywood have been met in a discipline associated with the profile of the University.
  • If a newly appointed administrator has never held academic rank, s/he may be appointed with the appropriate rank at Marywood. The administrator must demonstrate qualifications comparable to those held by faculty elevated to that rank at Marywood.
  • Application for advancement in rank is made through the established University procedures.
  • A Marywood University administrator is credited for advancement in rank with the time spent in administration.


Tenure

Marywood is willing to recognize or award tenure to administrators according to the policy outlined below. This policy is limited to the President of the University, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Deans of the Colleges, and the Director of Library Services.

If a tenured Marywood faculty member moves to an administrative position defined above, he/she will retain the tenure earned at Marywood.

If an administrator is appointed to one of the positions defined above on or after July 1, 2003, and s/he has earned tenure as a faculty member and held tenure within five years in another college or university that is regionally accredited, tenure may be awarded at Marywood provided the criteria for tenure at Marywood have been met in a discipline associated with the profile of the University.

An applicant must request consideration for tenure; it may not be assumed. The President of the University, or the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs on behalf of the President, will consult with the Rank and Tenure Committee about the candidate's ability to meet the tenure requirements of Marywood University.
 
Tenure is granted by the President of the University.

  • If an administrator with tenure is discharged from the administrative position for cause, then that administrator will lose the opportunity to become a member of the faculty.
  • An administrator with tenure whose contract is not renewed has the option of moving to the faculty. The administrator should receive sufficient notice that his/her contract will not be renewed.
  • The movement of an administrator with tenure to the full-time faculty must not affect negatively other tenured faculty or non-tenured faculty who hold tenure track appointments. Thus, it may be necessary for the University to create a new position or within reason to retrain the administrator for another University opening.
  • Upon entering the full-time faculty, all former administrators are expected to meet the same standards and fulfill the same responsibilities as any other tenured faculty member and are in all respects to be treated as any other full-time tenured faculty member.
  • Upon entry to the full-time faculty, all academic administrators shall receive a base faculty salary of 75% of the twelve- month administrative salary.
  • Academic administrators who have been hired from within the full-time faculty will not, upon re-entering the full-time faculty, receive a salary which is less than their last base faculty salary plus all increments and equity adjustments for their rank as applied from the date of their entry into administration to the date of their re-entry into the full-time faculty.
Revision approved by the President of the University 2009

 

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