University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Policy Name: Lecturer Status
Policy Number: LR 403.12
Effective Date: September 17, 2001
The rank of lecturer includes the designation of part-time faculty of the university, employed to expand or enrich the university’s offerings. Lecturers have faculty status, but do not teach more than two three-hour courses per semester.
Lecturers’ primary responsibilities are to the teaching functions in their assigned classes, and they are expected to perform all duties directly relating to their classes, including keeping appropriate class records and consultation with their students. However, lecturers are not required to perform other duties normally associated with full-time faculty status, such as participation in general campus advisement or service on committees, except by mutual consent.
Lecturers have voice but no vote in the University Assembly and in official meetings of the college or school and department. Colleges, schools, or departments (consistent with the University Assembly’s Constitution and Board of Trustees’ policy) may authorize voting status for lecturers by specific action on other matters.
UA Little Rock’s general policies on promotion, tenure, non-reappointment, fringe benefits, retirement, leave, and off-campus duty assignments do not normally apply to lecturers. The procedures pertaining to matters of dismissal during a term of appointment, as outlined in the Faculty Handbook, do apply to lecturers. Lecturers also have the right to present matters to the appropriate university appeals and grievances committees. Lecturers should consult the Handbook for Part-Time Faculty, available in the Office of the Provost and in the deans’ offices.
Source: UALR Faculty Handbook
Revised: February 22, 2023
Approved By: Chancellor Christina Drale