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FOREWORD
PURPOSE
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT
1 HISTORY, MISSION, GENERAL ORGANIZATION, AND GOVERNANCE
1.2 MISSION STATEMENT
1.3 VISION STATEMENT
1.4 UNIVERSITY GOALS
1.5 CORE VALUES
1.6 ACCREDITATION
1.7 ACADEMIC AFFAIRS/ADMINISTRATIVE GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE
1.7.1 BOARD OF TRUSTEES
1.7.2 PRESIDENT
1.7.2.1 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PLANNING AND RESEARCH
1.7.3 PROVOST AND VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS
1.7.3.1 VICE PROVOST AND DEAN OF GRADUATE STUDIES
1.7.3.2 ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT AND STUDENT AFFAIRS
1.7.3.3 ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND SUPPORT
1.7.3.4 COLLEGE DEANS
1.7.3.5 DEAN OF LIBRARY SERVICES
1.7.3.6 DEPARTMENT HEADS
1.8 GENERAL INSTITUTIONAL GOVERNANCE
1.8.1 UNIVERSITY COUNCIL
1.8.2 COUNCIL OF DEANS
1.8.3 ATHLETIC COUNCIL
1.8.4 THE FACULTY SENATE
1.8.5 GRADUATE COUNCIL
1.8.6 STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
1.8.7 STANDING COMMITTEES

2 FACULTY POLICIES, REGULATIONS, AND PROCESSES
2.1.1 RANKED FACULTY
2.1.2 RANK OF INSTRUCTOR
2.1.3 CRITERIA FOR APPOINTMENT TO SPECIFIC RANKED FACULTY STATUS
2.1.3.1 INSTRUCTOR
2.1.3.2 DISTINGUISHED LECTURER
2.1.3.2.1 TERMINAL DEGREE: TRANSITION IN RANK OR POSITION
2.1.3.3 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
2.1.3.4 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
2.1.3.5 PROFESSOR
2.1.3.6 DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR
2.1.3.7 DISTINGUISHED AFFILIATE PROFESSOR
2.1.3.8 EXCEPTIONS TO CRITERIA
2.1.4 REGULAR FACULTY
2.1.5 TEMPORARY FACULTY
2.1.5.1 ADJUNCT FACULTY
2.1.5.2 VISITING FACULTY
2.1.6 SPECIAL APPOINTMENT FACULTY
2.1.6.1 EMERITI APPOINTMENTS
2.1.6.2 ARTIST/WRITER/SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE
2.1.6.3 REPLACEMENT FACULTY
2.1.6.4 JOINT APPOINTMENT
2.1.7 ADMINISTRATORS WITH FACULTY RANK
2.2 CONTRACTS
2.2.1 TERM
2.2.2 PROBATIONARY/TENURE-TRACK
2.2.3 TENURED
2.2.4 OTHER
2.2.5 LOCUS OF APPOINTMENT
2.2.6 CONTRACT FORM, ISSUANCE, AND RECEIPT
2.3 SEARCH/APPOINTMENT/ORIENTATION
2.3.1 SEARCH/APPOINTMENT PROCEDURES
2.3.2 ORIENTATION
2.3.3 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
2.3.4 NEPOTISM/EMPLOYMENT CONFLICT OF INTEREST
2.4 FACULTY EVALUATION
2.4.1 TEACHING EFFECTIVENESS
2.4.1.1 CRITERIA FOR TEACHING EFFECTIVENESS
2.4.1.2 EVIDENCE OF TEACHING EFFECTIVENESS
2.4.2 ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT
2.4.2.1 CRITERIA FOR EFFECTIVENESS IN ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT
2.4.2.2 EVIDENCE OF EFFECTIVENESS IN ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT
2.4.3 PROFESSIONAL EFFECTIVENESS OF LIBRARIANS
2.4.3.1 CRITERIA FOR PROFESSIONAL EFFECTIVENESS OF LIBRARIANS
2.4.3.2 EVIDENCE OF PROFESSIONAL EFFECTIVENESS OF LIBRARIANS
2.4.4 SCHOLARSHIP, RESEARCH, AND CREATIVE WORK
2.4.4.1 CRITERIA FOR SCHOLARSHIP, RESEARCH, AND CREATIVE WORK
2.4.4.2 EVIDENCE OF SCHOLARSHIP, RESEARCH, AND CREATIVE WORK
2.4.5 SERVICE
2.4.5.1 CRITERIA FOR SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY
2.4.5.2 EVIDENCE OF SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY
2.4.5.3 CRITERIA FOR SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION/DISCIPLINE
2.4.5.4 EVIDENCE OF SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION/DISCIPLINE
2.4.5.5 CRITERIA FOR SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
2.4.5.6 EVIDENCE OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
2.4.5.7 CRITERIA FOR COLLEGIALITY
2.4.5.8 EVIDENCE OF COLLEGIALITY
2.4.6 EVALUATION PROCEDURES
2.4.6.1 CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION PROCEDURES
2.4.6.2 ESTABLISHING RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF CRITERIA
2.4.6.3 MODIFICATION OF CONCLUSIONS
2.4.6.4 DEVELOPMENT OF FORMATIVE PLAN
2.5 PROMOTION
2.5.1 POLICY
2.5.2 PROCEDURE
2.5.3 PROMOTION APPEALS
2.6 TENURE
2.6.1 POLICY
2.6.2 PROCEDURE
2.6.3 TENURE APPEALS
2.7 SEPARATION
2.7.1 RESIGNATION
2.7.2 RETIREMENT
2.7.3 NON-REAPPOINTMENT
2.7.4 EXPIRED TENURE
2.7.5 AUTOMATIC RESIGNATION
2.7.6 SUSPENSION
2.7.7 PROBLEM-SOLVING AND DISCIPLINE POLICY
2.7.8 REMOVAL FOR CAUSE: DISMISSAL OR TERMINATION FOR ADEQUATE CAUSE
2.7.8.1 DISMISSAL
2.7.8.2 TERMINATION
2.7.8.3 PROCEDURES FOR DISMISSAL FOR ADEQUATE CAUSE OR TERMINATION FOR FINANCIAL OR CURRICULAR REASONS
2.8 FACULTY RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
2.8.1 GENERAL STATEMENT
2.8.2 ADHERENCE TO UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS
2.8.3 PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION
2.8.4 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
2.8.4.1 CLASS PROCEDURES
2.8.4.2 GRADING SYSTEM
2.8.4.2.1 UNDERGRADUATE
2.8.4.2.2 GRADUATE
2.8.4.3 CHANGING OF GRADES
2.8.4.4 TESTS AND EXAMINATIONS
2.8.4.5 MAKE-UP EXAMINATIONS
2.8.4.6 STUDENT ATTENDANCE
2.8.4.7 OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY-EXCUSED ABSENCES
2.8.5 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
2.8.6 COURSE OFFERINGS AND CONTENT
2.8.7 ABSENCES
2.8.8 USE OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL
2.8.9 DEADLINES
2.8.10 ACADEMIC FREEDOM
2.8.11 CODE OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
2.8.11.1 STATEMENT ON PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
2.8.11.2 STATEMENT ON FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY
2.8.11.3 COURSE CONFLICT OF INTEREST
2.8.12 CONSENSUAL RELATIONS POLICY
2.8.13 VIOLATIONS OF FACULTY RIGHTS, ACADEMIC FREEDOM, AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
2.9 ACADEMIC CALENDAR AND WORKLOAD
2.9.1 TEACHING LOAD
2.9.1.1 OVERLOADS
2.9.2 OTHER DUTIES AND EXPECTATIONS
2.9.3 AVAILABILITY AND OFFICE HOURS
2.10 FINANCIAL EXIGENCY
2.11 UNIVERSITY HEARING COMMITTEE
2.11.1 PROCEDURE FOR AN APPEAL OR GRIEVANCE
2.12 SUMMER APPOINTMENTS
2.12.1 NON-TEACHING SUMMER ACTIVITIES
2.12.2 SUMMER OVERLOADS
2.13 CREDIT HOURS AWARDED FOR COURSES
2.13.1 POLICY STATEMENT
2.13.2 REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCESS FOR NEW COURSES AND COURSE REVISIONS
2.13.3 POLICY ADMINISTRATION
2.14 FACULTY RECORDS AND LEAVE
2.14.1 PERSONNEL FILES
2.14.2 CREDENTIALS FILE
2.14.3 COLLEGE AND DEPARTMENTAL FILES
2.14.4 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEAVE
2.14.5 FACULTY EDUCATIONAL LEAVE
2.14.6 WUHAN SCHOLAR ECHANGE
2.14.7 PERSONAL LEAVE DAYS
2.14.8 LEAVE OF ABSENCE WITHOUT SALARY
2.14.9 FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE
2.15 EXPERIMENTAL COURSES
2.16 APPROPRIATE DRESS

3 ACADEMIC ORGANIZATIONS
3.1 LIBRARY
3.1.1 MISSION
3.1.2 COLLECTION
3.1.3 HOURS
3.1.4 SERVICES
3.2 ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES
3.2.1 ACADEMIC COMPUTING SERVICES
3.2.2 LEARNING SKILLS
3.2.3 INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES UNIT
3.2.4 CENTER FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
3.2.5. CENTER FOR BUSINESS AND FREE ENTERPRISE-EDUCATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
3.2.6 JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY - GADSDEN
3.2.7 JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY - McCLELLAN CAMPUS
3.2.8 OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND OUTREACH
3.2.9 OFFICE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION
3.2.10 IN-SERVICE EDUCATION CENTER
3.2.11 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND INFORMATION CENTER
3.2.12 JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY – CANYON CENTER
3.2.13 JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY – MOUNTAIN CENTER

4 BENEFITS, INSTITUTIONAL POLICIES AND FACILITIES
4.1 INSURANCE AND ANNUITIES
4.1.2 403-B PLANS: TIAA/CREF AND VALIC
4.1.3 DISABILITY INSURANCE
4.1.4 TERM LIFE INSURANCE
4.1.5 LIABILITY INSURANCE
4.2 MANDATORY BENEFITS
4.2.1 TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM
4.2.2 SOCIAL SECURITY
4.2.3 STATE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS
4.2.4 UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION
4.2.5 DIRECT ELECTRONIC DEPOSITS OF SALARY AND REIMBURSEMENTS
4.3 INSTITUTIONAL BENEFITS
4.3.1 TUITION-ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
4.3.2 CAMPUS SECURITY
4.3.3 PARKING DECAL
4.3.4 OFFICE AND BUILDING KEYS
4.3.5 ATHLETIC EVENTS AND DRAMA SEASON TICKET DISCOUNTS
4.3.6 DEFERRED COMPENSATION (RSA-1)
4.3.7 HEALTH SERVICES
4.3.7.1 WILLIAMS INFIRMARY
4.3.7.2 SICK LEAVE
4.4 BEREAVEMENT LEAVE
4.5 INSTITUTIONAL FACILITIES
4.5.1 TELEPHONE SERVICE
4.5.2 FACULTY MAIL
4.5.3 PRINT SHOP AND PRINTING POLICY
4.5.4 FACULTY WELLNESS
4.5.5 BUILDING MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING SERVICES
4.5.6 CAMPUS FOOD SERVICE
4.5.7 CHILD-DEVELOPMENT FACILITY
4.5.8 BOOKSTORE
4.5.9 FLEXIBLE BENEFIT PLAN
4.6 BENEFITS OF RETIRED FACULTY
4.7 BENEFITS OF EMERITI FACULTY
4.8 CIVIC DUTY
4.8.1 PART-TIME PUBLIC OFFICE
4.8.2 JURY DUTY
4.8.3 MILITARY
4.8.4 HOLIDAYS
4.8.5 INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
4.8.6 FULL-TIME PUBLIC OFFICE
4.9 SALARY SCHEDULES
4.9.1 SALARY INCREMENTS
4.9.2 COMPENSATION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS
4.9.3 ADVANCES

5 STUDENT AFFAIRS INFORMATION
5.1.1 SEXUAL HARASSMENT
5.1.2 STUDENT CONDUCT CODE
5.1.3 PRIVACY RIGHTS OF STUDENTS
5.1.4 STUDENT DISCIPLINE CODE
5.2 FACULTY REFERENCES AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5.3 STUDENT INFORMATION
5.3.1 STUDENT HANDBOOK
5.3.2 SGA CONSTITUTION
5.3.3 STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

6 DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNAL/EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
6.1 NON-INSTITUTIONAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND EXTRA COMPENSATION
6.2 CONFLICT-OF-INTEREST
6.3 FACULTY RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM
6.3.2 FACULTY RESEARCH COMMITTEE
6.4 FACULTY TRAVEL AND SELF-IMPROVEMENT GRANTS
6.5 EXTERNALLY FUNDED/SPONSORED PROJECTS AND GRANTS
6.6 FUND RAISING, ENDOWMENTS, AND GIFTS
6.7 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
6.8 EQUIPMENT
6.9 EXPERIMENTAL SUBJECTS
6.10 HAZARDOUS WASTE
6.11 INJURY, ILLNESS, INCIDENTS, AND ACCIDENTS
6.12 PUBLICITY AND PUBLICATIONS
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