Faculty Changes in Status

Anytime there is a change in a faculty member's appointment, this is called a "Change in Status." These changes include leaves, salary increases/decreases, additional duties, tenure status changes, etc. When these changes occur, the PA is responsible for ensuring that any approval process has been completed and a new contract and Personnel Action Form (PAF) are issued. The types of changes in status that require approvals before a new contract can be issued include salary/bonus increases, tenure status changes, track transfers, etc. If a change in status occurs during a faculty member's current contract, the PA should use "superseding" language at top of contract which references the date of their last contract as shown in the example below. If a change in status occurs concurrent with the faculty member's contract renewal (e.g. at the beginning of the academic year) the applicable contract template should be used and "superseding" language is not required. If a faculty member is already tenured, any change in status would require "superseding" language and the date of their last contract should be referenced. Below are links to some of the most common types of "changes in status" with sample contracts, PAFs, corresponding policies, procedures, and/or guidelines, etc.:

Off-Cycle Faculty Salary Increase Requests and Contract Samples:

Off-Cycle Faculty Bonus Requests:

Study-Research and Educational Leaves:

Salary Conversions (9 to 12 months and 12 to 9 months):

Faculty Track Transfers: