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)

    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