Provostial Guidelines for the Appointment of Status-only, Adjunct and Visiting Professors (revised)

Please see attached memo in PDF format including Provost's Guidelines for the Appointment of Status-only, Adjunct or Visiting Professors

PDADC#8, 2010-11

MEMORANDUM

To: PDAD&C
From:     Edith Hillan, Vice Provost, Faculty & Academic Life
Date: July 28, 2010
Re: Provostial Guidelines for the Appointment of Status-only, Adjunct and Visiting Professors (revised)
  

Please find following the revised guidelines on the appointment of Status-only, Adjunct and Visiting Professors.

A number of the changes to the guidelines are outlined in the 'Highlights' section provided below. In addition, each division is requested to prepare divisional guidelines on the process for the appointment and annual review of Status-only, Adjunct and Visiting Professors. Please submit these to my office (to the attention of Sara-Jane Finlay, sarajane.finlay@utoronto.ca) by the 31st October 2010.

Highlights

* University of Toronto appointed faculty (including those appointed under the Policy and Procedures on Academic Appointments, Policy on Clinical Faculty and the Policy and Procedures on Employment Conditions of Part-time Academic Staff), librarians (both those appointed under the Policies for Librarians and the Policy on Part-time Librarians) and staff (including Research Associates) cannot hold Status-only, Adjunct or Visiting Professor appointments at the University of Toronto
* Status-only and Adjunct appointments can only be made in divisions with faculty appointment rights and must follow an appropriate appointment process and require the written approval of the Dean
* In addition to qualified employees from affiliated hospitals, research institutions, and other universities, qualified employees from agencies with which the University has collaborative agreements (e.g. Toronto Public Health) are included as eligible for these appointments
* The description of the relevant academic duties has been expanded to state that the individual should 'normally hold full-time employment arrangements with another institution with a job description that is appropriately academic (components of research and/or teaching)'
* The Guidelines provide a reminder that due consideration should be given to the resource implications of providing Status-only appointments
* Because Status-only appointments bring with them particular privileges (e.g. graduate appointments, research grant applications) care must be taken that the individual's primary appointment is chiefly academic and that appropriate safeguards and infrastructure are in place to protect academic freedom and ensure proper ethical conduct
* Creation of two 'streams' of Adjunct appointments - Adjunct Professors and Adjunct Lecturers
* Those individuals who have special qualifications and expertise, such as eminent professionals of recognized stature, should be appointed as Adjunct Professors. This category of appointment is normally reserved for distinguished individuals of exemplary achievement with whom we expect to have an on-going connection. Other individuals who are appointed within teaching programs or who contribute their skills or experience e.g. in supervising clinical placements should be appointed as Adjunct Lecturers
* Membership in SGS is co-terminal with an individual's appointment as a Status-only, Adjunct or Visiting Professor

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Sara-Jane Finlay (sarajane.finlay@utoronto.ca).