POLICY: CLINICAL FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

Revised April 1996 *

Clinical faculty is a new class of faculty appointments that Kellogg established in June 1993. Prior to that time Kellogg had not had a consistent policy for determining the title and conditions of appointment of an individual who has had a distinguished career in management and who is being appointed to the faculty for a limited term to teach. This class of faculty appointments is intended (i) to complement the standard categories of regular (tenured and tenure track) and visiting appointments and (ii) to supplement the catch-all ranks of lecturer and senior lecturer. Beginning with appointments for the 1993-94 academic year Kellogg will observe the following policies with respect to clinical faculty.

1. An individual who is more than half-time at Kellogg and is neither tenured nor tenure track may be appointed at the rank of clinical assistant professor, clinical associate professor, or clinical professor. Such an individual is:

a. appointed by the Dean initially, after consultation with the appropriate department or program chair, for no more than a two year appointment;

b. prior to a third year on the Kellogg faculty, reviewed for reappointment by the Personnel Committee;

c. subsequently rereviewed at least once every five years (or more frequently at the Dean's option) prior to reappointment for the next academic year;

d. a member of at least one department or program within Kellogg and is entitled to all the protections and responsibilities of academic freedom that are discussed in the Faculty Handbook;

e. assigned an office within Kellogg's facilities and is provided with normal faculty support services.

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*This policy was originally adopted by the Faculty at its June 1993 meeting. The original policy called for the Personnel Committee reviews of clinical faulty to be exactly parallel to its reviews of regular junior faculty except that no outside letters would be sought. Experience has indicated that for clinicals the review process can be streamlined somewhat. At their April 1996 meeting the Committee of Department and Program Chairs approved the review process that is incorporated into this document as item 2. This revision also includes small changes in the original policy to make the policy consistent with Kellogg's practice of appointing Ph.D. students as instructors when they teach a course and of appointing academically qualified individuals who teach full time as lecturers and senior lecturers.

The purpose of clinical faculty is to add to the Kellogg faculty individuals of high professional accomplishment who can bring to the School's activities knowledge, skills, and perspectives that are unavailable within the regular faculty. Evaluation criteria for persons with clinical appointments may include evidence of excellent teaching and advising of students, distinguished speaking, publishing, and leadership activity with respect to current management and public policy issues, administrative contributions to the School and University, and successful interaction with the regular faculty on research and instructional issues.

2. The Personnel Committee's process for reviewing a clinical faculty member roughly parallels its process for reviewing regular faculty. Specific points of difference in the two processes are:

a. The Ad Hoc Committee consists of two individuals: a member of the Personnel Committee, whose name is public and who serves as its chair, and one other senior faculty member, who remains anonymous. Generally at least one member of the Ad Hoc is from the department or program with which the clinical faculty member is associated.

b. The clinical faculty member submits to the Ad Hoc Committee and department a vita, a personal statement that describes his or her activities at and contribution to Kellogg, syllabi of courses taught, special teaching materials, and any other information he or she believes relevant. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs provides a summary of the faculty member's teaching ratings for recent years.

c. The chair of the Ad Hoc Committee meets with the chair of the clinical faculty member's department (or the director of his or her program) and discusses what information should be collected for the Ad Hoc Committee. They may, for example, decide that the traditional department meeting is appropriate for formulating a departmental recommendation. In some cases, however, they may decide that a departmental meeting would not be productive and that a discussion with a few targeted individuals, who might be asked to review the clinical faculty member's syllabi and course materials, would be sufficient and appropriate. In any case, the department chair must (i) inform all department members that the review is going on and that they may individually submit letters of evaluation and (ii) write a report to the Ad Hoc Committee both summarizing the information that he or she has collected and making a candid recommendation.

d. No letters of reference from people outside the University are solicited except in unusual cases in which the department chair and Ad Hoc Committee believe such letters would be particularly useful.

e. The Ad Hoc Committee writes and presents a report and recommendation to the full Personnel Committee. The recommendation, if it is for continuation, should state how many years should elapse before another review is undertaken. Reviews must be done at least once every five years.

3. An individual who is half-time or less at Kellogg and is neither tenured nor tenure track is normally appointed at the rank of adjunct assistant professor, adjunct associate professor, or adjunct professor. Such appointments are made by the Dean, normally after consultation with the appropriate department or program chair. An adjunct faculty member is not assigned an office except, perhaps, for use immediately before and after class meetings.

4. If an individual is appointed to an administrative position within Kellogg and also teaches, then he or she may be appointed assistant professor, associate professor, or professor coterminous with his or her administrative appointment. Such appointments are made by the Dean in consultation with the appropriate department.

5. An individual who is neither tenured nor tenure-track and who at some time in the past was appointed to the Kellogg faculty with a rank that is inconsistent with these policies may have been reclassified into a clinical rank for the 1993-94 academic year. Such an individual, however, has the right to retain the academic title with which he or she was appointed for the 1992-93 academic year. Nevertheless such an individual, if he or she is a clinical faculty member, was reviewed by the Personnel Committee prior to the 1996-97 academic year and subsequently will be reviewed at least once every five years.

The ranks of clinical faculty members will be determined by the Dean in consultation with the prospective faculty member's department or program chair. As a general guide individuals appointed to the designated ranks are expected to have professional qualifications and eminence analogous to appointees at the corresponding ranks within the regular faculty. The Dean in consultation with the department or program chair will review the rank of each such faculty member at least once every five years.

Only tenured and tenure track faculty are entitled to vote within the Departments and at School faculty meetings. With respect to personnel matters, the School or a department may not allow faculty who are neither tenured nor tenure-track to vote. The School or a department at its option may allow clinical and other faculty who are more than half-time to vote on curricular and other matters.

Each appointment letter will clearly state the title, term, duties, and compensation with which the faculty member is being appointed.