UH System Policies and Procedures
- Board of Regents Policies
- + 1. General Provisions
- + 2. Administration
- + 3. Organization
- + 4. Planning
5. Academic Affairs
- 101. Authority to Award Degrees and Certificates for Programs Authorized by the Board of Regents
- 102. Authority to Implement BOR policy Governing University of Hawai‘i Program Certifications (degrees, diplomas, and certificates) Conferred by the BOR
- 201. Approval of New Academic Programs and Review of Provisional Academic Programs
- 202. Review of Established Programs
- 203. University of Hawaii Program Credentials
- 204. Distance and Online Learning
- 205. Academic Programs Definitions and Guidelines
- 206. Awarding of Honorary Degrees and Regents’ Medals
- 207. Awarding of Emeritus/Emerita Title
- 208. Nonresident Enrollment Cap
- 209. University of Hawai‘i System Student Transfer and Inter-Campus Articulation
- 210. Institutional Accountability and Performance
- 211. Grading During COVID-19 Public Health Crisis
- 212. Foreign Inter-institutional Affiliates (International Agreements)
- 215. Establishment and Review of Centers
- 217. Reinstatement of Deployed Active-Duty Military, Hawaii National Guard, and Reservists
- 219. Department Chairs, Special Program Directors and Chairs of Academic Subdivisions, and Cooperating Teachers/Counselors and Observation/Participation
- 220. Faculty Exchange
- 221. Classification of Faculty
- 222. High Demand
- 223. Graduate Assistants
- 228. Credit Hour
- 229. Programs with Low Number of Degrees Conferred
- 230. Small Undergraduate and Graduate Course Sections
- + 6. Tuition, Financial Assistance, and Fees
- + 7. Student Affairs
- + 8. Business and Finance
- + 9. Personnel
- + 10. Land and Physical Facilities
- + 11. Miscellaneous
- + 12. Research
- Abolished Policies (Post Oct. 2014)
- Archived EP
- Administrative Procedures
UH‐Related Laws and Rules
- Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes (HRS) 304A
- Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules (HAR) Title 20
Executive Policy 5.221 Executive Policy 5.221
Classification of Faculty
Executive Policy Chapter 5, Academic Affairs
Executive Policy EP 5.221, Classification of Faculty
Effective Date: October 2014
Prior Dates Amended: May 2011
Responsible Office: Office of Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Governing Board of Regents Policy: Chapter 5
Review Date: August 2017
This Executive Policy maintains the administrative infrastructure relating to the classification of faculty at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, University of Hawai‘i at West O‘ahu, and the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges.
The purpose of this executive policy is to describe the duties, responsibilities and minimum qualification requirements of faculty.
No policy specific or unique definitions apply.
III. Executive Policy
A. Executive Policy Responsibilities
It shall be the responsibility of the President to promulgate a policy in consultation with University executives setting forth the duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of faculty. The President or designee shall have the authority to make appointments that conform to policy.
1. The classification of faculty positions in the University of Hawai‘i shall be as provided in the attachments for each campus.
Attachment 1: University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Attachment 2: University of Hawai'i at Hilo and University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu
Attachment 3: University of Hawai'i Community Colleges
2. The compensation of faculty members shall be in accordance with provisions reflected in the most current collective bargaining agreement between the University of Hawai‘i and the exclusive representative.
3. Non compensated faculty appointments shall utilize the appropriate "adjunct" title in accordance with the following guidelines for employing the adjunct faculty series:
a) The adjunct faculty series is intended to encourage the utilization of qualified, experienced persons from the local community in appropriate educational programs and thereby to enhance and improve the integration of practical real world experience with conceptual, theoretical, and vicarious instruction.
b) The adjunct faculty series (which does not replace any current category of appointment) will be non-compensated appointments with each appointment appropriately ranked by training and experience analogous to regular faculty.
c) The ranks in the adjunct faculty series will be:
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Adjunct Associate Professor
d) Appointments to this series will be upon invitation, will not exceed one year, and are to be the specific instructional term or terms for which the appointee has agreed to accept responsibilities.
e) The appointment and ranking procedure utilized will be identical to that employed in the regular faculty appointment process with the exception that the recruiting and advertising aspects for compensated appointments will not be required.
f) Reappointments of adjunct faculty at the same rank or at a different rank must be reviewed in the same manner as other faculty appointments. Changing the rank upward will require full appointment review by peers but will not involve a "promotion" process since each year's appointment is considered essentially as a new appointment.
g) This series is effective immediately, may be utilized by all units, and appointments may be delegated to the Chancellor or designee.
The President or designee shall have authority to appoint lecturers in accordance with the following guidelines for appointment of lecturers:
a) The fluctuating demand by students for various courses makes it impractical to provide a permanent staff to satisfy all such demands. Therefore, lecturers are hired on a temporary, part-time basis to fill this need when regular faculty members are not available.
b) Since lecturers are temporary, part-time employees, the University cannot obligate itself to any guarantee of future employment or give any indication that continued employment is implied or intended.
c) Each Chancellor shall develop academic standards for the hiring of lecturers on their respective campuses or divisions.
d) Lecturers shall be paid according to the collective bargaining agreement. The rates shall be paid on the basis of the policies and rates in effect on the campus where the course is taught.
e) Lecturers who are appointed to teach not more than six-credit hours at the Manoa, Hilo, and West O‘ahu campuses and those appointed to teach not more than seven-credit hours at Community Colleges are carrying less than half-time load equivalent.
f) Lecturers should not, as a general concept, be hired to teach a full instructional load equivalent of regular faculty, i.e., 15 credit hours for Community Colleges and 12 credit hours on four-year campuses per semester within the University system, since lecturers are hired to meet temporary, part-time requirements. In any event, lecturers should not be appointed for a total of more than the equivalent of 15 semester hours in the Community Colleges or 12 semester hours at the Manoa, Hilo, and West O‘ahu campuses. Appropriate equivalencies should be developed for those who may lecture at both the Community Colleges and at the Manoa, Hilo or West O‘ahu campuses at the same time.
g) Lecturers employed full-time elsewhere (other than UH employment) should not be appointed for more than six-credit hours per semester or nine- credit hours during the academic year (the same limits as for full-time University faculty members).
h) Lecturers are not eligible for tenure regardless of assigned workload or duration of appointments. Any period of appointment as a lecturer will not be counted as probationary service should a lecturer subsequently be appointed to a regular faculty position.
i) Lecturer appointments are normally for one semester at a time.
j) Lecturers who are appointed after the start of classes and who do not teach the full course(s) shall receive a pro-rata share of the lecturer stipend. The formula to be used is: the instructional class hours completed divided by the instructional class hours required for the course, multiplied by the total amount payable for the entire course.
IV. Delegation of Authority
There is no policy specific delegation of authority.
V. Contact Information
Office of the Vice President for Academic Planning and Policy
Telephone: (808) 956-6897
A. Hawai‘i Revised Statutes, Section 304A, University of Hawai‘i System
B. Executive Policy EP 9.112
C. Administrative Procedure A9.205, A9.235
D. Link to superseded Executive Policies in old format https://www.hawaii.edu/policy/archives/ep/
E. Link to Administrative Procedures in old format https://www.hawaii.edu/policy/archives/apm/sysap.php
VII. Exhibits and Appendices
No Exhibits and Appendices found
October 31, 2014
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