Letters of Offer/Appointment/Faculty
The terms and conditions (beginning date of employment, service status, academic rank, salary, credit toward probationary period for tenure, and any special arrangement regarding completion of degree) of every faculty appointment will be stated in writing and will be in the possession of both the institution and the faculty member before the appointment becomes official. Background checks will be conducted prior to employment. Appointment letters are issued by the President of the University, upon recommendation of the appropriate administrative official, for all members of the faculty and senior-level administrators. Nine-month appointments will begin in August and end in May. Twelve-month appointments are for the fiscal year, July 1 through June 30.