CCA Logo

Unranked Faculty Appointments and Contracts

Information related to unranked faculty contracts (also referred to as "course teaching offers") is outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in the following article:

Article 13: Course Contracts and Teaching Appointments

  • Section B. Course Teaching Contract
  • Section E. One-Year and Two-Year Appointments


The CBA is available here.


Appointments and contracts refer to two different things. The terms are not interchangeable.


COURSE TEACHING CONTRACTS

A course teaching contract (also referred to in the CBA as a course teaching offer) is an offer of course assignments made on either a semester or annual basis to a faculty member from the provost. Per the CBA, employment arises when a contracts is mutually signed by the provost and the faculty member. Contracts include teaching lines as well as stipends, if applicable.


APPOINTMENTS

Unranked faculty who meet specific criteria may be eligible to receive an appointment as defined by the CBA. This document helps outline unranked appointment eligibility. On an annual basis, chairs are provided with a list of appointment eligible faculty, and are required to determine whether or not to recommend those faculty for an appointment to the provost. In order for any unranked faculty to be eligible for an appointment, they must have taught a minimum of 2 lines per academic year for the last 3 years.

There are four basic types of appointments:

  • One year appointments for 2 lines: Adjunct I and Adjunct II faculty are eligible. This appointment means they will teach a minimum of 2 lines per academic year, and receive semester contracts. They may teach up to 4 lines per year. They are not benefits eligible.
  • One year appointments for 3 lines: Adjunct I and Adjunct II faculty are eligible. This appointment means they will teach a minimum of 3 lines per academic year, and receive annual contracts. They may teach up to 4 lines per year. They are benefits eligible.
  • Two year appointments for 2 lines: Senior Adjunct faculty are eligible. This appointment means they will teach a minimum of 2 lines per academic year, and receive semester contracts. This will continue for 2 consecutive years.They may teach up to 4 lines per year. They are not benefits eligible.
  • Two year appointments for 3 lines: Senior Adjunct faculty are eligible. This appointment means they will teach a minimum of 3 lines per academic year, and receive annual contracts. This will continue for 2 consecutive years. They may teach up to 4 lines per year. They are benefits eligible.


This document has some useful information about unranked faculty benefits eligibility as it relates to appointments.