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Provost's Office
Admin South 311 UALR
2801 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 569-3204

UALR Part-Time Faculty Handbook

Published by the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
August 12, 2003

A PDF of this document is also available.

Right to Change Policies

Policies and procedures stated in this handbook require continuing evaluation, review, and approval by appropriate University officials. All statements reflect policies or procedures in existence at the time this handbook went to press. The University reserves the right to change policies at any time and without prior notice.

Suggestions for the Next Edition

This is the second edition of the Handbook for Part-Time Faculty. Suggestions for revisions should be addressed to the Provost Office, Administration South 311, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 South University Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204-1099. Telephone: (501) 569-3204.


Contents

Introduction

Role of Part-Time Faculty at UALR

Academic Rank
Participation in the Faculty Senate

Employment Policies and Procedures

Letter of Appointment
Nature of the Appointment and Eligibility for Full-Time or Tenure-Track Position
Important Paperwork
Human Resources Services
Academic Unit
Employment by Two Campus Units
Orientation
Compensation
Pay Periods and First Paycheck
Identification Card
Benefits
Tuition Discount
Parking
Mail Box and Postal Privileges
Instructional Support
Office Space
Keys
Faculty Grievance Procedures
Non-Discrimination Policy and Equal Employment Opportunity
Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harrassment
HIV Policy
Drug Free Workplace
Smoking Policy
Inclement Weather Policy
Absence from Work
Employee Conduct
Meeting the Public
Handling Confidential Information
Using the University Name
Personal Appearance and Dress
Health and Safety
Email Accounts
Network Acceptable Use and Security Policies
Use of FACFOCUS
Check-Out Procedures at the End of Employemnt

Academic Policies and Procedures

About UALR Students
Ording Text Books and Other Course Materials
Course Syllabus
Class Roster
Course Prerequisite Enforcement
Permitting Students to Enroll in Closed Classes
Accommodating Students with Disabilities
Responsibility for Holding Class Meetings
Students' Right to Privacy
Websites for Courses
WebCT and Course LISTSERVS
WebCT Course Shells
Course LISTSERVS
UALR Email and Communicating with Students
Academic Integrity and Classroom Disruption
Academic Integrity
Cheating on an examination or quiz
Plagiarism
Collusion
Duplicity
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Classroom Disruption
Steps Toward Addressing Classroom Disruptions
Suggestions on Handling Classroom Disruptions
Student Grievance Procedures
Grade Reports
Final Examinations
Student Evaluations of Faculty
Participation in Assessment

University Services and Resources

Donaghey Student Center
Ottenheimer Library
Circulation/Reserve Services
Interlibrary Loans
Instructional Media Services
Information Literacy
Collection Development
Examination Grading by Optical Scanning Equipment
Computing Services
University College
Public Safety
Physical Plant
Scholarly Technology and Resources (STaR)
Off-Campus Programs
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Appendices

Academic Calendar
Course Schedule and Final Exam Schedule
Campus Map (printable version)
Directory and E-Mail Address Lookup