2000 Faculty Handbook

Published by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

** Note: Below is the most up-to-date version until the current revision is complete. Please note the UALR Policy website has the most current policies.**

1. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    • The History of UALR 1-1

 

    • The Campus and Facilities 1-2

 

    • University Statements: Mission, Objectives, Role and Scope 1-3

 

    • Accreditations and Affiliations 1-4

 

    • Academic Organization 1-5

 

    • Degrees 1-6

 

    Minors 1-7

2. University of Arkansas System and Policies

    • University of Arkansas Mission 2-1

 

    • University of Arkansas Board of Trustees Policy Statements 2-1

 

    Universitywide Administrative Memoranda 2-3

3. Governance and Administration of the University of Arkansas System

    Board Policy 100.4 3-1

4. Administrative Organization of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    • The Board of Visitors 4-1

 

    • Vice Chancellor and Provost 4-1

 

    • Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 4-1

 

    • Deans of Colleges/Schools 4-2

 

    • Dean of the Graduate School 4-2

 

    • Director of the Library 4-3

 

    • Director of the Donaghey Scholars Program 4-3

 

    • Off-Campus Credit Coordinator 4-3

 

    • Department Chairs 4-4

 

    • Director of Research and Sponsored Programs 4-4

 

    • Graduate Program Coordinators 4-5

 

    • Faculty Prerogatives 4-5

 

    • UALR Administrative Groups 4-5

 

    • Deans Council 4-5

 

    • Department Chairs Council 4-5

 

    • Graduate Coordinators Committee 4-5

 

    • UALR Administrative Committees 4-5

 

    • Behavioral Standards Committee 4-6

 

    • Collegiate Academic Advising Steering Committee 4-6

 

    • Commission on the Status of Women 4-6

 

    • Environmental Health and Safety Advisory Committee 4-6

 

    • Human Relations Committee 4-6

 

    • Human Subjects Committee (Institutional Review Board) 4-7

 

    • Humane Animal Care Committee 4-7

 

    • Premedical Advisory Committee 4-7

 

    • Radiation Safety Committee 4-7

 

    • Student Affairs Committee 4-7

 

    • University Judicial Appeals Committee 4-8

 

    • Special Committees of the Faculty Senate 4-8

 

    • Academic Adjustment Committee 4-8

 

    • Catastrophic Leave Committee 4-8

 

    Academic Technology and Computing Committee 4-9

5. Constitution of the University Assembly of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    • Composition and Function of the UALR Assembly 5-1

 

    • Composition of the UALR Assembly 5-1

 

    • Functions of the UALR Assembly 5-1

 

    • Officers of the Assembly 5-1

 

    • The Executive Committee of the Assembly 5-2

 

    • Meetings of the Assembly 5-2

 

    • Committees and Councils of the Assembly 5-3

 

    • Bylaws of the University Assembly 5-4

 

    • Amending the Constitution 5-5

 

    • The Faculty Senate 5-5

 

    • Composition of the Faculty Senate 5-5

 

    • Functions of the Faculty Senate 5-6

 

    • Officers of the Faculty Senate 5-6

 

    • Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate 5-7

 

    • Meetings of the Faculty Senate 5-7

 

    • Elections of the Faculty Senate and Faculty Senate Officers 5-8

 

    • Councils and Committees of the Faculty Senate 5-8

 

    • Bylaws of the Faculty Senate 5-12

 

    • College, School, and Department Meetings 5-13

 

    Composition and Functions of the Staff Senate 5-13

6. Policies Governing Faculty Service

    • Ranks and Appointments 6-1

 

    • Appointment Periods 6-1

 

    • Appointments, Promotion, Tenure, Non-Reappointment, and Dismissal of Faculty

(Board Policy 405.1) 6-2
UALR Criteria and General Standards for Initial Appointment, Successive Appointments, Promotion, and Awarding of Tenure 6-9
Faculty Evaluation Procedures 6-10
Annual Faculty Review 6-10
Post-Tenure Review 6-12
Faculty Excellence Awards 6-12
Department of Excellence Award 6-15
Retrenchment 6-15

7. Information Related to Faculty Service

    • Faculty Responsibilities 7-1

 

    • Absence from Work 7-2

 

    • Adjunct Faculty 7-2

 

    • Alcohol Use Problems Policy for UALR Employees 7-2

 

    • Assessment 7-3

 

    • Athletes÷Faculty Class Reports 7-3

 

    • Attendance at Commencement 7-3

 

    • Attendance at Professional Meetings 7-3

 

    • Book Ordering 7-3

 

    • Concurrent Employment 7-4

 

    • Copyright 7-4

 

    • Course Syllabus 7-4

 

    • Development and Fundraising Activities 7-4

 

    • Dismissal of Classes for Speakers, Concerts and Similar Activities 7-4

 

    • Distinguished Professorships 7-4

 

    • Disturbances and Demonstrations 7-5

 

    • Drop Date 7-5

 

    • Early Retirement 7-5

 

    • E-Mail and Privacy Concerns 7-5

 

    • Emeritus Status 7-5

 

    • Enrollment in University Courses 7-6

 

    • Extra Compensation Policy 7-7

 

    • Field Trips 7-8

 

    • Fringe Benefits 7-8

 

    • Garnishment and Salary Liens 7-8

 

    • Grades 7-8

 

    • HIV Policy 7-9

 

    • Holidays 7-10

 

    • Identification Cards 7-10

 

    • Inclement Weather Policy 7-10

 

    • Keys 7-11

 

    • Leave Policies for Academic and Other Non-Classified Personnel 7-11

 

    • Sick Leave 7-11

 

    • Annual Leave 7-12

 

    • Military Leave 7-12

 

    • Court and Jury Leave 7-12

 

    • Leave-of-Absence Without Pay 7-13

 

    • Vacation Leave for Graduate Study 7-13

 

    • Catastrophic Leave 7-13

 

    • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) 7-13

 

    • Lecturer 7-13

 

    • Moving Expense 7-14

 

    • Nepotism Policy 7-14

 

    • Off-Site Use of University Equipment 7-14

 

    • Off-Campus Duty Assignment 7-14

 

    • Office Hours 7-15

 

    • Outside Employment of Faculty and Administrative Staff Members for Compensation 7-15

 

    • Part-time Faculty 7-15

 

    • Patents 7-15

 

    • Political Activity 7-16

 

    • Publications 7-16

 

    • Purchase of Supplies 7-16

 

    • Relations with Legislators and Members of Congress 7-16

 

    • Resident Status of Faculty and Staff 7-17

 

    • Resignation of Employment 7-17

 

    • Retirement Age 7-17

 

    • Sale of Books 7-17

 

    • Sale of University Property 7-17

 

    • Smoking Policy 7-18

 

    • Standard Work Load 7-18

 

    • Student Evaluations of Faculty 7-18

 

    • Student Records 7-18

 

    • Summer School 7-18

 

    • Telephones 7-19

 

    • Traffic and Parking Regulations 7-19

 

    • Travel Regulations 7-19

 

    • Use of Private Vehicles 7-19

 

    • Use of University Facilities 7-19

 

    • Use of University’s Name 7-20

 

    • Use of University Vehicles 7-21

 

    • Visiting Faculty 7-21

 

    Worker’s Compensation 7-21

8. Research and Sponsored Programs

    • Internal Grant Funds 8-1

 

    • Faculty Scholarship Awards 8-1

 

    • Faculty Support Fund 8-1

 

    • Curriculum Development Grant Program 8-1

 

    Policies and Procedures for Dealing with Misconduct in Research and Service 8-2

9. Grievances and Appeals

    • Academic Integrity and Grievance Policy 9-1

 

    • Academic Offenses 9-4

 

    • Grade Appeals 9-9

 

    • Classroom Disruptions and Steps toward Redress 9-15

 

    • Appeal Procedures and Instruction for University Judicial Appeals Committee 9-15

 

    Faculty Appeals and Grievance Procedures 9-16

10. Nondiscrimination Policies (Superseded by Grievance Procedures – Complaints of Discrimination – 401.6)

(Non discrimination policies .pdf)

    • Laws Affecting Operating Policies 10-1

 

    • UALR Academic Adjustment Policy for Students with Disabilities 10-1

 

    • UALR Policy on Discriminatory Harassment and Equal Opportunity 10-5

 

    • University of Arkansas at Little Rock Sexual Harassment Policy 10-5

 

    Grievance Procedures – Complaints of Discrimination