02-5 Standard Term Of Tenure For Faculty And Academic Staff Appointments

1.0  Purpose

1.1         It is the purpose of this University Policy to establish the standard contractual year for tenured faculty and academic staff members.  The contractual year is based on a University academic year consisting of Fall and Winter semesters, as defined by the University and published each year in the Wayne State University Directory or the Schedule of Classes.

2.0  Contractual Year – Faculty

2.1         This University obligation with regard to faculty with tenure will be for the above-defined academic year of nine months.

2.2         Twelve-month appointments may be made on the general fund or otherwise; however, the guarantee of general fund support that is necessary to meet the University’s tenure commitment will not exceed nine months.

2.3         Under special circumstances the president may recommend exceptions to this policy.

3.0  Contractual Year – Academic Staff

3.1         The University obligation with regard academic staff with tenure will be either for the above-defined academic year of nine months or twelve months.

3.2         The tenure obligation will be determined at the time of initial appointment on the tenure track.

4.0  Duration

4.1         This policy is revocable at any time at the discretion of the president and without notice.

5.0  Effective Date

5.1         This University Policy is revocable effective upon issuance.

5.2         Executive Order 84-12 and 94-5 are hereby revoked.



Signed by President Irvin D. Reid December 19, 2002