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Academic Appointments

2.10 FACULTY MEMBERSHIP AND RANK
A. Regular teaching faculty are those who have been called or contracted by the Board of Regents and who hold instructional rank. B. Faculty membership and rank at Concordia University, St. Paul will conform to the Synodical Handbook.

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2.14 FACULTY SEARCHES
A. The Chair of the Search Committee in consultation with the dean of their college will draft and post the language of listings for full-time faculty member postings. B. Other sources such as the VPAA or HR may provide input on listings. C. No listing that undergoes revisions may be posted without consultation and approval of the chair of the search committee, or the department chair in absence of an appointed committee chair.

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2.15 CRITERIA FOR INITIAL APPOINTMENT TO SPECIFIC RANKED FACULTY STATUS
At the time of initial appointment of a full-time faculty member, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, in consultation with the Dean of the College and the department chair, makes a judgment about rank for the initial contract normally using the criteria described below as approved by the Board of Regents. Exceptional evidence of high merit or achievement may also be used to make judgments regarding assignment of initial rank. Written copies of the decision will be provided to the college and/or department. Thereafter, rank changes are subject to the Faculty Handbook. (Section 2.72) All initial appointments are for a maximum of two years. A. Instructor Criteria for rank of instructor shall be 1. possession of a master’s degree from a graduate institution of recognized standing as a minimum; and 2. either proven or presumptive potential to obtain the appropriate terminal degree in their area of responsibility as determined by the college and or department (See Appendix A); and 3. either proven or presumptive potential for satisfactorily fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of a faculty member. B. Assistant Professor Criteria for the rank of assistant professor normally shall be 1. demonstrated competence in teaching; and 2. possession of an appropriate terminal degree in their area of responsibility as recognized by the college and/or department, or academic degree from a graduate institution of recognized standing, or equivalent experience and professional recognition (e.g. recognized performance in the creative arts, in the business community or extensive teaching experience); and 3. either proven or presumptive potential for satisfactorily fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of a faculty member; and 4. proven or presumptive scholarship in his or her subject matter field. C. Associate Professor Criteria for the rank of associate professor shall be 1. evidence of sustained, noteworthy teaching effectiveness; and 2. possession of an appropriate terminal degree in their area of responsibility as recognized by the college and/or department or academic degree from a graduate institution of recognized standing or equivalent experience and professional recognition (e.g. recognized performance in the creative arts, in the business community, or extensive teaching experience); and 3. a minimum of six years of full-time ranked teaching in a regionally accredited college or university (or its equivalent) or a minimum of four years of full-time teaching at the rank of assistant professor; and 4. evidence of noteworthy research, scholarship, creative or professional activities, and/or community service. D. Professor Criteria for the rank of professor shall be 1. extraordinary teaching, scholarship, and service at Concordia University. 2. possession of an appropriate terminal degree in their area of responsibility as recognized by the college and/or department or academic degree from a graduate institution of recognized standing or equivalent experience and professional recognition (e.g. recognized performance in the creative arts, in the business community, or extensive teaching experience). 3. The professor must have a minimum of twelve years of full-time ranked teaching in a regionally accredited college or university (or its equivalent), or a minimum of four years of full-time teaching at the rank of associate professor.

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2.151 FACULTY QUALIFICATION - TERMINAL DEGREES
A. As a general rule the terminal degree qualifying an individual for tenure or advancement should be appropriate for the person’s teaching responsibilities. B. Professional degrees (e.g. M.B.A., M.S.W., M.D., D.Min., D.D., M.A.R.) are not acceptable as terminal unless the person involved teaches only professional courses. C. The usually accepted terminal degrees include the following: Ph.D., Th.D., D. Miss., D.M.A. (in music only), Ed.D., M.F.A. (in art or theatre only). The D.A.T. is recognized as an alternative. D. The M.L.S. (a professional degree) is accepted for faculty status only in combination with another academic master’s degree. E. The M.B.A. in combination with another appropriate credential is accepted as terminal in business administration. Thus the faculty person should also possess the C.P.A. (accounting), or the J.D. degree (business law). If a second such credential is lacking, the Ph. D. or the D.B.A. is required.

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2.152 FAITH CONSIDERATIONS IN FACULTY SEARCHES
A. In order to be considered candidates must be willing and able to share and support Concordia University’s LCMS Lutheran theology and identity. B. Candidates’ academic and professional preparation in fulfilling the specifically identified academic and teaching needs sought by the department/college and its search committee, along with institutional fit with CSP, shall be the highest consideration of the search committee in the search for full time faculty members. C. Candidates’ academic and professional preparation being equal, preference in search processes shall be given to practicing LCMS candidates, with secondary preference being given to practicing Lutheran and Christian candidates able to share and support LCMS theology and identity. D. Search committees may be expected to justify recommending non-LCMS candidates if practicing LCMS candidates have applied for the position. E. This policy applies to searches for all full time faculty appointments. F. Search committees in Religion or Theology may only consider LCMS candidates. Tenure-track or tenured candidates in Religion and Theology must receive prior approval from the Concordia University system board.

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2.16 SPECIAL APPOINTMENT INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF
Special appointment instructional staff are instructors who hold the status of Contracted Part-time Faculty of Practice, Professors of Practice, Visiting Professor/Lecturer, Professor Emeritus, or Full-time Staff with Teaching Load. They do not normally accrue time toward tenure, promotion, or sabbatical and are usually ineligible for institutional funds allocated for advanced study or faculty development grants while holding this status. Special appointment instructional staff under contract who have completed at least two years of teaching at Concordia with at least an 80% workload may apply for faculty development grants, but will be given lower priority than full time, tenure track ranked faculty. The Concordia Plans apply to those meeting eligibility requirements. (Section 2.83) Initial appointments are probationary. Special appointments of instructional staff are dependent on adequate enrollment in the proposed instructional load. Special appointment instructional staff hold non-voting membership on the faculty. A. Part-time Faculty of Practice B. A Contracted Part-time Faculty of Practice is usually a part-time temporary employee of Concordia University. Appointment is made by the dean of the college upon recommendation of the department chair. Adjunct instructors 1. usually have less than a half-time teaching load; 2. meet or exceed the credential criteria required of academic rank faculty members; 3. are screened by the department chairs and interviewed by the dean of the college; 4. are interviewed by the president, at his request, if a first time appointment; 5. are appointed on a term basis by the dean of the college; 6. receive a term contract (Section 2.17G1); 7. adhere to university standards of professional classroom practice, (Section 2.40); 8. are expected to be available for office hours at least one and one-half hours per week for each course taught to advise students regarding their course work; 9. conduct classes at a level appropriate to the level of the assigned course and decide course content and text selection in consultation with the department chair. C. Professor of Practice This type of appointment may be used for full-time, non-tenure track instructional staff. Although this is a nonranked appointment and does not include membership on the faculty, term faculty may receive two year contracts. Professor of Practice may be eligible for full-benefits; they may be represented by the Faculty Senate; they may serve on non-standing committees and carry advising responsibilities as appropriate. When a tenure track opening comes available, term faculty may apply. Criteria for appointment as Professor of Practice shall be 1. possession of a master’s degree from a graduate institution of recognized standing as a minimum; and 2. either proven or presumptive potential to obtain the appropriate terminal degree in their area of responsibility as determined by the college and/or department (Section 2.15A); and 3. either proven or presumptive potential for satisfactorily fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of a faculty member. D. Visiting Professor or Visiting Lecturer This title is assigned to individuals who hold or who have held academic rank at another institution of higher education or have accomplishments that are considered equivalent (e.g., outstanding performance in the creative arts or in the business and/or professional community). Visiting professors or lecturers are appointed to teach or to teach and pursue other duties at Concordia University for a limited period of time. All such appointments are on term contracts for full or part-time status. The process of appointment shall be by the president upon recommendation by the department chair to the dean of the college. E. Professor Emeritus This rank may be assigned by special resolution of the Board of Regents to ranked professors who have limited or terminated their responsibilities as a ranked faculty member due to retirement. A professor emeritus is so.designated and appointed by the Board of Regents upon recommendation by the president and the dean of the college. (Synodical Handbook 6.53.) F. Full-time Staff Teaching One or More Courses Full-time staff members, (not faculty members), with credentials and experience in a specific area may be invited by the VPAA in consultation with the department chair and the dean of the appropriate college to teach on a course by course basis. Contractual arrangements are made by the dean of the college in consultation with the department chair and the VPAA.

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2.17 FACULTY CONTRACT DEFINITIONS
A. Faculty Appointments 1. Authority to hire and retain full-time faculty members belongs to the Board of Regents. This authority is exercised through recommendation from the president. 2. The vice president of academic affairs is given written approval from the president to begin search for candidates for the vacant or new position. B. Continuous Contracts 1. Continuous contract rights at Concordia University are given to ranked faculty members who have attained tenure. C. Locus of Appointments 1. All faculty appointments have as the locus of the appointment the department of Concordia University which is stated in the contract. For a few faculty members, the locus of appointment may be in a primary department with a secondary appointment locus. Faculty members teaching interdisciplinary courses have their locus in their primary academic divisions. D. Issuance and Receipt of Renewable Contract 2.17:2 Contract Definitions 1. All contracts for ranked full-time faculty for any academic year must be offered on or before January 1 prior to the June 30 expiration date of that year and be returned within thirty days of issuance, or the first working day thereafter. Full time ranked faculty are entitled to an additional 30 day extension by written request to the president. If a contract offer is not accepted in writing before that time, or if a written special arrangement is not made with the president by that date, the offer automatically expires. 2. All other term contracts are issued on an individual basis as the necessity arises. E. Full time faculty members hold contracts with the institution for twelve months work per year. F. Each faculty member is entitled to a one month vacation period. G. Contracts for Professors of Practice 1. Professors of Practice contracts at Concordia University are limited to the term of employment outlined in the contractual agreement. Contracts for Professors of Practice are not tenure track and do not confer upon a faculty member any entitlement to continued employment after the term specified when the contract expires.

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2.64 CREDIT FOR ACADEMIC SERVICE AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS
A. Newly employed faculty members with previous teaching experience at a non-synodical educational institution will not ordinarily have that experience count as credit towards tenure, advancement in rank, or sabbatical leave. B. Newly employed faculty members with previous experience at another educational institution of synod will ordinarily have that experience count as credit towards tenure, advancement in rank, and sabbatical leave. Faculty members who have been tenured at another synodical institution may receive initial appointment with permanent tenure.

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2.73 TENURE
The University shall follow the guidelines set forth in the Faculty Handbook governing the granting of tenure to individual tenure track faculty members. The University uses the term “Tenure” as the name for the continuing level of faculty appointments. Tenure is granted by the board of regents following the approval of the President, Provost, and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Concordia University, St. Paul shall typically have 35-50% percent of its full-time faculty serving at the continuing appointment level. A. The faculty member shall ordinarily have six years of creditable service (periods of leave are not included) as a member of the faculty of one or more educational institutions of the Synod, at least the last three years of which shall have been in the institution he/she is currently serving. B. The faculty member’s reputation, character, concern for students, and leadership shall present a good reflection on the institution and the church. C. The Faculty member will have demonstrated exemplary teaching, scholarship, and service as documented by the annual review and advancement in rank assessments. D. The Faculty member will normally have been advanced in rank at CSP at least once and hold rank at the level of Associate Professor or above. E. The Faculty member holds the terminal degree F. In addition to teaching, scholarship, and service as noted in C above, the institutional fit of the faculty member will be evaluated. Institutional fit includes support for university mission, program viability and the overall percentage of tenured faculty in the university and the faculty member’s department. I. Procedural Guidelines for the Granting ofTenure A. Individual Faculty Member PresentsRequest When the individual faculty member feels the qualifications for tenure have been met, he or she presents a written request for tenure consideration to the Department Chair of the academic unit. This request shall explain how the criteria for tenure have been met and accompanied by appropriate documentation. Documentation of the faculty member’s teaching, scholarship and service contribution to Concordia, St. Paul since their last academic promotion should follow the procedures outlined for Promotion and Advancement, as well as three letters of recommendation. Additionally, the faculty member will include an essay on institutional fit reflecting on support for the university mission and integration of faith and learning in his or her service. B. The Department Chair Recommends The Department Chair meets with the faculty member to discuss the request for tenure. The department chair prepares a written recommendation addressing to the faculty member’s teaching, scholarship, and service. Accompanying documentation includes classroom visitation forms and/or performance evaluations for areas of responsibility outside of classroom instruction. The recommendation of the department chair with accompanying documentation is added to the faculty member’s written request for tenure with its accompanying documentation and both are presented to the college dean. C. The Dean Recommends The college dean meets with the faculty member to discuss the request for tenure. The department dean prepares a written recommendation addressing to the faculty member’s teaching, scholarship, and service. Accompanying documentation includes classroom visitation forms and/or performance evaluations for areas of responsibility outside of classroom instruction. The recommendation of the dean with accompanying documentation is added to the faculty member’s written request for tenure with its accompanying documentation and both are presented to the vice-president for academic affairs and the provost. The dean of the college informs the faculty member of the recommendation to be made. In an exceptional case, the dean of the college appoints a committee of two tenured faculty members from the department or college involved to evaluate the question of tenure for the faculty member. A formal vote may be taken with the dean breaking the tie, should a tie vote occur. The result of the vote is conveyed to the vice president for academic affairs. The faculty member is informed by the vice president for academic affairs of the decision. D. Vice president for academic affairs Presents to thePresident The Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost, Dean and a tenured faculty member will meet with the individual faculty member requesting tenure and discusses the faculty member’s request and the dean of the college’s recommendation. The panel makes an assessment of institutional fit. The vice president for academic affairs presents the request to the president of the university. 1. The President of the University Presents to the Board of Regents The president of the university reviews the request for tenure. The president presents the request to the Board of Regents with his recommendation. 2. The Board of Regents Acts On theRequest If the Board of Regents, on recommendation of the president of the university, determines that a faculty member meets the above requirements for tenure or has not been granted tenure, it shall either carry forward the procedure for granting tenure or inform the faculty member of its decision not to grant tenure, in which case the individual either may continue at the non-tenure level. 3. Notice of Intent is Published Notice of intent to grant tenure shall be announced in the official periodical of the Synod. 4. Member May Respond The faculty member shall be given the opportunity to respond to any comments or concerns that may have been raised relative to tenure. 5. Consent of the Electors isGiven At least six weeks after the notice is published, consent of the electors of the university shall be given. E. Board of Regents Grants Tenure After final review the Board of Regents may grant tenure. F. Tenure The granting of tenure does not confer advancement in rank or increase in salary. ii. The Appeals Process A recommendation to deny the request for tenure at any point in the process may be appealed by the faculty member. All such denied recommendations must be accompanied by thorough and specific explanations of the denial. The faculty member may appeal by requesting the vice president for academic affairs to appoint a special review committee consisting of three tenured members of the faculty. The faculty member may appear before the committee to present the request and respond to any comments or concerns that have been raised. The committee will review the requests and the recommendations. A formal vote on the tenure request may be taken. The results of the vote will be conveyed to the vice president for academic affairs and the provost. The faculty member is informed by the vice president for academic affairs of the decision of the committee. If the committee decides in favor of tenure, the recommendation is carried to the president. If the recommendation of the committee is to deny the request for tenure, the dean of the college, the vice president for academic affairs, and the individual faculty member will meet to discuss the recommendation. When feasible, a plan for professional development for the faculty member denied tenure is made and filed in the office of the dean of the college and the vice president for academic affairs. The faculty member may again request tenure after a period of one or more years. Post Tenure Review All faculty members, included tenured professors participate in an annual review of their service.

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2.893 FACULTY & STAFF ANNIVERSARIES
A. The Board of Regents resolved to observe the 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th 70th, 75th and 80th anniversaries of faculty and staff members, formal entrance into the preaching or teaching ministries of the church. B. Years of service to the college are also observed beginning with the 10th and every 5th year thereafter. C. This recognition is made annually by the Board of Regents.

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2.94 FACULTY DELEGATES TO SYNODICAL CONVENTIONS
A. “Each of the Synod’s educational institutions shall be represented at synodical conventions by one of its board members in addition to the District President, by its president, and by one faculty member for every 30 faculty members who are members of the Synod. Fractional groupings shall be disregarded.” (1998 Synodical Handbook 3.13c) B. A faculty member becomes eligible to serve as a delegate from Concordia University, St. Paul, to the synodical convention when the faculty member attains permanent status on the faculty (approval by the Board for Higher Education) or after five years of service to the university. Should there be a tie, total years of service to Concordia University, St. Paul, shall be a deciding factor. Should a tie remain, selection shall be by alphabetical listing. C. A delegate designate may not waive the right to attend a convention in preference for a succeeding convention. Seniority on the list will be maintained only if the candidate is prevented from attending because of personal illness, family emergency, or obligations which the university has placed upon the delegate as approved by the president. D. Retirement removes a person from the list. E. Delegates who have attended a convention will be placed at the end of the list immediately after the convention attended. F. Financial arrangements for attending synodical conventions are under the supervision of the president’s office. G. The list of delegates is maintained in the office of the vice president for academic affairs.

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2.95 EMERTI FACULTY
A. This designation may be assigned by special resolution of the Board of Regents to ranked professors who have limited or terminated their responsibilities as a ranked faculty member due to retirement. A professor emeritus is so designated and appointed by the Board of Regents upon recommendation by the president and the dean of the college through the vice president for academic affairs. (Synodical Handbook 6.27d.) B. The faculty has resolved to remember emeriti professors and families in their prayers. The vice president for academic affairs invites emeriti professors to participate in academic processions. The administration, faculty and committees are encouraged to involve emeriti professors, their spouses, and emeriti widows/ers in the academic and social events of the university whenever appropriate and possible. C. Emeriti, their spouses, and emeriti widows/ers are encouraged to serve and participate in Concordia’s educational process when invited and appropriate. D. Concordia is committed to promoting close ties between itself and its emeriti faculty. The following benefits are available to emeriti, their spouses, and emeriti widows/ers: 1. An identification card (ID) to be used for library, parking and fitness privileges. 2. Admission to cultural, athletic and theatre/concert events at faculty rates. Single emeriti may bring a guest at the same rates. 3. Technology services (web-based e-mail and dial-up internet access) at the level provided to fulltime faculty members, except for the issue of a computer or resolving problems with personal hardware. 4. Free tuition courses and workshops at Concordia as space is available. 5. Meeting facilities for emeriti groups as space is available and requested through the facilities manager.

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2.952 RETIREMENT RECOGNITION FOR FULLTIME FACULTY MEMBERS
A. Faculty, upon retirement, will typically be recognized individually in a formal and public ceremony on campus at Concordia. B. Formal plans for retirement recognition for a faculty member begin after the faculty member has placed his/her resignation in writing to the vice president for academic affairs and/or president. Ideally, the formal planning process begins four to six months before the recognition service. C. Procedural guidelines will be maintained within the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

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2.10 FACULTY MEMBERSHIP AND RANK
A. Regular teaching faculty are those who have been called or contracted by the Board of Regents and who hold instructional rank. B. Faculty membership and rank at Concordia University, St. Paul will conform to the Synodical Handbook.

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2.14 FACULTY SEARCHES
A. The Chair of the Search Committee in consultation with the dean of their college will draft and post the language of listings for full-time faculty member postings. B. Other sources such as the VPAA or HR may provide input on listings. C. No listing that undergoes revisions may be posted without consultation and approval of the chair of the search committee, or the department chair in absence of an appointed committee chair.

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2.15 CRITERIA FOR INITIAL APPOINTMENT TO SPECIFIC RANKED FACULTY STATUS
At the time of initial appointment of a full-time faculty member, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, in consultation with the Dean of the College and the department chair, makes a judgment about rank for the initial contract normally using the criteria described below as approved by the Board of Regents. Exceptional evidence of high merit or achievement may also be used to make judgments regarding assignment of initial rank. Written copies of the decision will be provided to the college and/or department. Thereafter, rank changes are subject to the Faculty Handbook. (Section 2.72) All initial appointments are for a maximum of two years. A. Instructor Criteria for rank of instructor shall be 1. possession of a master’s degree from a graduate institution of recognized standing as a minimum; and 2. either proven or presumptive potential to obtain the appropriate terminal degree in their area of responsibility as determined by the college and or department (See Appendix A); and 3. either proven or presumptive potential for satisfactorily fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of a faculty member. B. Assistant Professor Criteria for the rank of assistant professor normally shall be 1. demonstrated competence in teaching; and 2. possession of an appropriate terminal degree in their area of responsibility as recognized by the college and/or department, or academic degree from a graduate institution of recognized standing, or equivalent experience and professional recognition (e.g. recognized performance in the creative arts, in the business community or extensive teaching experience); and 3. either proven or presumptive potential for satisfactorily fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of a faculty member; and 4. proven or presumptive scholarship in his or her subject matter field. C. Associate Professor Criteria for the rank of associate professor shall be 1. evidence of sustained, noteworthy teaching effectiveness; and 2. possession of an appropriate terminal degree in their area of responsibility as recognized by the college and/or department or academic degree from a graduate institution of recognized standing or equivalent experience and professional recognition (e.g. recognized performance in the creative arts, in the business community, or extensive teaching experience); and 3. a minimum of six years of full-time ranked teaching in a regionally accredited college or university (or its equivalent) or a minimum of four years of full-time teaching at the rank of assistant professor; and 4. evidence of noteworthy research, scholarship, creative or professional activities, and/or community service. D. Professor Criteria for the rank of professor shall be 1. extraordinary teaching, scholarship, and service at Concordia University. 2. possession of an appropriate terminal degree in their area of responsibility as recognized by the college and/or department or academic degree from a graduate institution of recognized standing or equivalent experience and professional recognition (e.g. recognized performance in the creative arts, in the business community, or extensive teaching experience). 3. The professor must have a minimum of twelve years of full-time ranked teaching in a regionally accredited college or university (or its equivalent), or a minimum of four years of full-time teaching at the rank of associate professor.

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2.151 FACULTY QUALIFICATION - TERMINAL DEGREES
A. As a general rule the terminal degree qualifying an individual for tenure or advancement should be appropriate for the person’s teaching responsibilities. B. Professional degrees (e.g. M.B.A., M.S.W., M.D., D.Min., D.D., M.A.R.) are not acceptable as terminal unless the person involved teaches only professional courses. C. The usually accepted terminal degrees include the following: Ph.D., Th.D., D. Miss., D.M.A. (in music only), Ed.D., M.F.A. (in art or theatre only). The D.A.T. is recognized as an alternative. D. The M.L.S. (a professional degree) is accepted for faculty status only in combination with another academic master’s degree. E. The M.B.A. in combination with another appropriate credential is accepted as terminal in business administration. Thus the faculty person should also possess the C.P.A. (accounting), or the J.D. degree (business law). If a second such credential is lacking, the Ph. D. or the D.B.A. is required.

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2.152 FAITH CONSIDERATIONS IN FACULTY SEARCHES
A. In order to be considered candidates must be willing and able to share and support Concordia University’s LCMS Lutheran theology and identity. B. Candidates’ academic and professional preparation in fulfilling the specifically identified academic and teaching needs sought by the department/college and its search committee, along with institutional fit with CSP, shall be the highest consideration of the search committee in the search for full time faculty members. C. Candidates’ academic and professional preparation being equal, preference in search processes shall be given to practicing LCMS candidates, with secondary preference being given to practicing Lutheran and Christian candidates able to share and support LCMS theology and identity. D. Search committees may be expected to justify recommending non-LCMS candidates if practicing LCMS candidates have applied for the position. E. This policy applies to searches for all full time faculty appointments. F. Search committees in Religion or Theology may only consider LCMS candidates. Tenure-track or tenured candidates in Religion and Theology must receive prior approval from the Concordia University system board.

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2.16 SPECIAL APPOINTMENT INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF
Special appointment instructional staff are instructors who hold the status of Contracted Part-time Faculty of Practice, Professors of Practice, Visiting Professor/Lecturer, Professor Emeritus, or Full-time Staff with Teaching Load. They do not normally accrue time toward tenure, promotion, or sabbatical and are usually ineligible for institutional funds allocated for advanced study or faculty development grants while holding this status. Special appointment instructional staff under contract who have completed at least two years of teaching at Concordia with at least an 80% workload may apply for faculty development grants, but will be given lower priority than full time, tenure track ranked faculty. The Concordia Plans apply to those meeting eligibility requirements. (Section 2.83) Initial appointments are probationary. Special appointments of instructional staff are dependent on adequate enrollment in the proposed instructional load. Special appointment instructional staff hold non-voting membership on the faculty. A. Part-time Faculty of Practice B. A Contracted Part-time Faculty of Practice is usually a part-time temporary employee of Concordia University. Appointment is made by the dean of the college upon recommendation of the department chair. Adjunct instructors 1. usually have less than a half-time teaching load; 2. meet or exceed the credential criteria required of academic rank faculty members; 3. are screened by the department chairs and interviewed by the dean of the college; 4. are interviewed by the president, at his request, if a first time appointment; 5. are appointed on a term basis by the dean of the college; 6. receive a term contract (Section 2.17G1); 7. adhere to university standards of professional classroom practice, (Section 2.40); 8. are expected to be available for office hours at least one and one-half hours per week for each course taught to advise students regarding their course work; 9. conduct classes at a level appropriate to the level of the assigned course and decide course content and text selection in consultation with the department chair. C. Professor of Practice This type of appointment may be used for full-time, non-tenure track instructional staff. Although this is a nonranked appointment and does not include membership on the faculty, term faculty may receive two year contracts. Professor of Practice may be eligible for full-benefits; they may be represented by the Faculty Senate; they may serve on non-standing committees and carry advising responsibilities as appropriate. When a tenure track opening comes available, term faculty may apply. Criteria for appointment as Professor of Practice shall be 1. possession of a master’s degree from a graduate institution of recognized standing as a minimum; and 2. either proven or presumptive potential to obtain the appropriate terminal degree in their area of responsibility as determined by the college and/or department (Section 2.15A); and 3. either proven or presumptive potential for satisfactorily fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of a faculty member. D. Visiting Professor or Visiting Lecturer This title is assigned to individuals who hold or who have held academic rank at another institution of higher education or have accomplishments that are considered equivalent (e.g., outstanding performance in the creative arts or in the business and/or professional community). Visiting professors or lecturers are appointed to teach or to teach and pursue other duties at Concordia University for a limited period of time. All such appointments are on term contracts for full or part-time status. The process of appointment shall be by the president upon recommendation by the department chair to the dean of the college. E. Professor Emeritus This rank may be assigned by special resolution of the Board of Regents to ranked professors who have limited or terminated their responsibilities as a ranked faculty member due to retirement. A professor emeritus is so.designated and appointed by the Board of Regents upon recommendation by the president and the dean of the college. (Synodical Handbook 6.53.) F. Full-time Staff Teaching One or More Courses Full-time staff members, (not faculty members), with credentials and experience in a specific area may be invited by the VPAA in consultation with the department chair and the dean of the appropriate college to teach on a course by course basis. Contractual arrangements are made by the dean of the college in consultation with the department chair and the VPAA.

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2.17 FACULTY CONTRACT DEFINITIONS
A. Faculty Appointments 1. Authority to hire and retain full-time faculty members belongs to the Board of Regents. This authority is exercised through recommendation from the president. 2. The vice president of academic affairs is given written approval from the president to begin search for candidates for the vacant or new position. B. Continuous Contracts 1. Continuous contract rights at Concordia University are given to ranked faculty members who have attained tenure. C. Locus of Appointments 1. All faculty appointments have as the locus of the appointment the department of Concordia University which is stated in the contract. For a few faculty members, the locus of appointment may be in a primary department with a secondary appointment locus. Faculty members teaching interdisciplinary courses have their locus in their primary academic divisions. D. Issuance and Receipt of Renewable Contract 2.17:2 Contract Definitions 1. All contracts for ranked full-time faculty for any academic year must be offered on or before January 1 prior to the June 30 expiration date of that year and be returned within thirty days of issuance, or the first working day thereafter. Full time ranked faculty are entitled to an additional 30 day extension by written request to the president. If a contract offer is not accepted in writing before that time, or if a written special arrangement is not made with the president by that date, the offer automatically expires. 2. All other term contracts are issued on an individual basis as the necessity arises. E. Full time faculty members hold contracts with the institution for twelve months work per year. F. Each faculty member is entitled to a one month vacation period. G. Contracts for Professors of Practice 1. Professors of Practice contracts at Concordia University are limited to the term of employment outlined in the contractual agreement. Contracts for Professors of Practice are not tenure track and do not confer upon a faculty member any entitlement to continued employment after the term specified when the contract expires.

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2.64 CREDIT FOR ACADEMIC SERVICE AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS
A. Newly employed faculty members with previous teaching experience at a non-synodical educational institution will not ordinarily have that experience count as credit towards tenure, advancement in rank, or sabbatical leave. B. Newly employed faculty members with previous experience at another educational institution of synod will ordinarily have that experience count as credit towards tenure, advancement in rank, and sabbatical leave. Faculty members who have been tenured at another synodical institution may receive initial appointment with permanent tenure.

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2.73 TENURE
The University shall follow the guidelines set forth in the Faculty Handbook governing the granting of tenure to individual tenure track faculty members. The University uses the term “Tenure” as the name for the continuing level of faculty appointments. Tenure is granted by the board of regents following the approval of the President, Provost, and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Concordia University, St. Paul shall typically have 35-50% percent of its full-time faculty serving at the continuing appointment level. A. The faculty member shall ordinarily have six years of creditable service (periods of leave are not included) as a member of the faculty of one or more educational institutions of the Synod, at least the last three years of which shall have been in the institution he/she is currently serving. B. The faculty member’s reputation, character, concern for students, and leadership shall present a good reflection on the institution and the church. C. The Faculty member will have demonstrated exemplary teaching, scholarship, and service as documented by the annual review and advancement in rank assessments. D. The Faculty member will normally have been advanced in rank at CSP at least once and hold rank at the level of Associate Professor or above. E. The Faculty member holds the terminal degree F. In addition to teaching, scholarship, and service as noted in C above, the institutional fit of the faculty member will be evaluated. Institutional fit includes support for university mission, program viability and the overall percentage of tenured faculty in the university and the faculty member’s department. I. Procedural Guidelines for the Granting ofTenure A. Individual Faculty Member PresentsRequest When the individual faculty member feels the qualifications for tenure have been met, he or she presents a written request for tenure consideration to the Department Chair of the academic unit. This request shall explain how the criteria for tenure have been met and accompanied by appropriate documentation. Documentation of the faculty member’s teaching, scholarship and service contribution to Concordia, St. Paul since their last academic promotion should follow the procedures outlined for Promotion and Advancement, as well as three letters of recommendation. Additionally, the faculty member will include an essay on institutional fit reflecting on support for the university mission and integration of faith and learning in his or her service. B. The Department Chair Recommends The Department Chair meets with the faculty member to discuss the request for tenure. The department chair prepares a written recommendation addressing to the faculty member’s teaching, scholarship, and service. Accompanying documentation includes classroom visitation forms and/or performance evaluations for areas of responsibility outside of classroom instruction. The recommendation of the department chair with accompanying documentation is added to the faculty member’s written request for tenure with its accompanying documentation and both are presented to the college dean. C. The Dean Recommends The college dean meets with the faculty member to discuss the request for tenure. The department dean prepares a written recommendation addressing to the faculty member’s teaching, scholarship, and service. Accompanying documentation includes classroom visitation forms and/or performance evaluations for areas of responsibility outside of classroom instruction. The recommendation of the dean with accompanying documentation is added to the faculty member’s written request for tenure with its accompanying documentation and both are presented to the vice-president for academic affairs and the provost. The dean of the college informs the faculty member of the recommendation to be made. In an exceptional case, the dean of the college appoints a committee of two tenured faculty members from the department or college involved to evaluate the question of tenure for the faculty member. A formal vote may be taken with the dean breaking the tie, should a tie vote occur. The result of the vote is conveyed to the vice president for academic affairs. The faculty member is informed by the vice president for academic affairs of the decision. D. Vice president for academic affairs Presents to thePresident The Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost, Dean and a tenured faculty member will meet with the individual faculty member requesting tenure and discusses the faculty member’s request and the dean of the college’s recommendation. The panel makes an assessment of institutional fit. The vice president for academic affairs presents the request to the president of the university. 1. The President of the University Presents to the Board of Regents The president of the university reviews the request for tenure. The president presents the request to the Board of Regents with his recommendation. 2. The Board of Regents Acts On theRequest If the Board of Regents, on recommendation of the president of the university, determines that a faculty member meets the above requirements for tenure or has not been granted tenure, it shall either carry forward the procedure for granting tenure or inform the faculty member of its decision not to grant tenure, in which case the individual either may continue at the non-tenure level. 3. Notice of Intent is Published Notice of intent to grant tenure shall be announced in the official periodical of the Synod. 4. Member May Respond The faculty member shall be given the opportunity to respond to any comments or concerns that may have been raised relative to tenure. 5. Consent of the Electors isGiven At least six weeks after the notice is published, consent of the electors of the university shall be given. E. Board of Regents Grants Tenure After final review the Board of Regents may grant tenure. F. Tenure The granting of tenure does not confer advancement in rank or increase in salary. ii. The Appeals Process A recommendation to deny the request for tenure at any point in the process may be appealed by the faculty member. All such denied recommendations must be accompanied by thorough and specific explanations of the denial. The faculty member may appeal by requesting the vice president for academic affairs to appoint a special review committee consisting of three tenured members of the faculty. The faculty member may appear before the committee to present the request and respond to any comments or concerns that have been raised. The committee will review the requests and the recommendations. A formal vote on the tenure request may be taken. The results of the vote will be conveyed to the vice president for academic affairs and the provost. The faculty member is informed by the vice president for academic affairs of the decision of the committee. If the committee decides in favor of tenure, the recommendation is carried to the president. If the recommendation of the committee is to deny the request for tenure, the dean of the college, the vice president for academic affairs, and the individual faculty member will meet to discuss the recommendation. When feasible, a plan for professional development for the faculty member denied tenure is made and filed in the office of the dean of the college and the vice president for academic affairs. The faculty member may again request tenure after a period of one or more years. Post Tenure Review All faculty members, included tenured professors participate in an annual review of their service.

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2.893 FACULTY & STAFF ANNIVERSARIES
A. The Board of Regents resolved to observe the 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th 70th, 75th and 80th anniversaries of faculty and staff members, formal entrance into the preaching or teaching ministries of the church. B. Years of service to the college are also observed beginning with the 10th and every 5th year thereafter. C. This recognition is made annually by the Board of Regents.

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2.94 FACULTY DELEGATES TO SYNODICAL CONVENTIONS
A. “Each of the Synod’s educational institutions shall be represented at synodical conventions by one of its board members in addition to the District President, by its president, and by one faculty member for every 30 faculty members who are members of the Synod. Fractional groupings shall be disregarded.” (1998 Synodical Handbook 3.13c) B. A faculty member becomes eligible to serve as a delegate from Concordia University, St. Paul, to the synodical convention when the faculty member attains permanent status on the faculty (approval by the Board for Higher Education) or after five years of service to the university. Should there be a tie, total years of service to Concordia University, St. Paul, shall be a deciding factor. Should a tie remain, selection shall be by alphabetical listing. C. A delegate designate may not waive the right to attend a convention in preference for a succeeding convention. Seniority on the list will be maintained only if the candidate is prevented from attending because of personal illness, family emergency, or obligations which the university has placed upon the delegate as approved by the president. D. Retirement removes a person from the list. E. Delegates who have attended a convention will be placed at the end of the list immediately after the convention attended. F. Financial arrangements for attending synodical conventions are under the supervision of the president’s office. G. The list of delegates is maintained in the office of the vice president for academic affairs.

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