2,550: Types of Contract Arrangements for Faculty
Revised: November 2018
1. "A" Contract Guidelines
The "A" contract is the basic contract for administrative, research, instructional, extension, and UNRMed clinical faculty engaged in year-round programs. "A" contracts for instructional faculty require advance approval by the Executive Vice President & Provost. "A" contract faculty are obligated for assigned duties throughout the year except for official state holidays. "A" contract faculty may take annual leave when desired if it does not conflict with normally assigned or specially required duties of the department or unit and as approved or directed by the supervisor. Part-time "A" contract faculty receive their regular salary during a week in which a holiday occurs. If the holiday occurs on a regularly scheduled day off, the faculty member does not receive additional compensation or time off to accommodate for that holiday.
2. "B" Contract Guidelines
The "B" contract is the basic contract for instructional faculty engaged in assigned activities during the academic year.
The normal "B" contract consists of 168-169 working days (weekends and holidays are excluded) which coincides with the academic year calendar. Non-contract days include summer (end of spring semester to beginning of fall semester), winter break (the period between the fall and spring semester), and spring break (one week).
"B" contract faculty may accept supplemental appointments in conformity with university procedures for university services for periods of time not included in the "B" contract.
3. Stipends for Academic Faculty
Both "A" and "B" contract academic faculty may be designated as part-time administrators and be issued administrative stipends for additional administrative duties. There are two stipend matrices: one applies to the School of Medicine Clinical Faculty and the other applies to all other academic faculty. These stipend matrices are built on the assumption that there is a desire for strong academic leadership at the University and a need for consistency and equity in administrative stipends for academic faculty. Such stipends are assigned a cell or level based on the complexity of the unit or program and the level of management responsibility and authority of the administrator.
Description of the cell model:
Each model is two-dimensional with three levels within each dimension. The horizontal dimension represents the complexity of a unit or program with "X" being the least complex and "Z" being the most complex. The vertical dimension is the level of the management responsibility and authority of the position of the unit or program administrator with "I" representing the position of an administrator with the least responsibility and "III" representing maximum responsibility and authority.
Calculation for the Model:
The range in Cell II-X is approximately 25% lower than Cell II-Y, and the range of Cell II-Z is approximately 25% higher than Cell II-Y.
Cells I-X through I-Z are approximately 35% lower than Cells II-X through II-Z and Cells III-X through III-Z are approximately 35% higher than Cells II-X through II-Z.
Administrative Stipends for Resident Physicians:
Residents identified in their final year of training may be designated as part-time administrators and be issued administrative stipends. Such stipends are assigned based upon each individual program's guidelines, which is referenced in the School of Medicine's Graduate Medical Education handbook.
Determination of Placement of Individual Stipends:
After initial implementation, changes in the complexity of the unit or program or assigned responsibility and authority could - in subsequent years - increase or decrease the stipend (and reassignment time) within the placement level. The placement of a unit or program administrative stipend on the model will be reviewed by the Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs upon request if the position has significant change in either dimension of the models.
- The dean and the unit or program administrator will jointly consider the above criteria as a guideline in completing an Academic Part-Time Administrative Job Description defining the dimensions of complexity and management responsibility and authority.
- Once prepared, the form is routed through the chair and dean or vice president to the Office of the Provost.
- The Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs reviews the proposed job description and compensation and determines cell assignment and stipend amount.
- The Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs notifies the respective dean of the unit or program of approval/disapproval of the job description, cell assignment, and stipend amount.
- 4. If the dean wishes to appeal the decision, the dean appeals to the Executive Vice President Provost.