Normally each member of the University faculty will be affiliated with, and appointed to, at least one academic unit (department, school, program, or instructional support unit) within the University. This affiliation shall normally be based upon the research and instructional interests of the faculty member and the academic unit. Appointments may be either temporary, regular, or Lecturer. However, temporary, regular, and Lecturer appointments may be made between academic units and a faculty member may hold an appointment within one academic unit, or may hold assignment in two or more academic units. B-I.C.
Faculty members may be released from their usual instructional or research activities and responsibilities in their academic unit to participate in instructional, research, administrative, or public service activities associated with or for extradepartmental or school units such as centers, institutes, programs, administrative offices, etc. The extradepartmental or school unit shall compensate the unit for the faculty member's released time in a manner agreeable to the academic unit. XI.A.
Interunit assignments and joint or dual appointments shall be made in accordance with the following guidelines:
1. Interunit assignments are those in which the faculty member is contractually appointed to a specific academic unit and occasionally or regularly accepts an assignment in a second academic unit. These assignments are normally made on an ad hoc basis without alteration of the faculty member's contract.
2. Joint appointments are those in which the faculty member holds salary within one contracting unit and holds rank and may also have an assignment in more than one other unit. The academic units in which rank is held shall be indicated on the annual contract; and, if two contracting officers are involved, both are required to sign the contract.
3. Dual appointments are those in which a faculty member may be appointed, hold rank and be contractually assigned to two or more contracting units, such as two colleges; or, a faculty member may be appointed and assigned to two or more academic units in one contracting unit, such as a split assignment in two departments in one college. Proportional budgeting, rank, and assignment are to be shown on the annual contract, which is to be signed by each contracting officer in the former instance and by a single contracting officer in the latter instance.
Neither a dual nor a joint appointment shall be made unless the faculty member is expected to render distinct and substantial services on a regular basis in each unit.
Faculty members on dual appointments may participate fully in the governance of each department or school and college in which they hold rank. With joint appointments, participation in the governance of the University shall be determined by the contracting college or school, and with dual appointments by a college or school designated for this purpose. This designation shall be made at the time of appointment.