Academic Specialist Manual

4.6 Changes from Annual to Academic Year Appointment

The University's basic appointment commitment to an academic specialist in the Academic Specialist Appointment System is for an academic year (nine-month) appointment period. If changes in the unit's mission, needs, or the individual's duties occur, a specialist appointed on an annual basis can be shifted to an academic year appointment basis, the University's basic appointment commitment, with the appropriate reduction in salary as stipulated by the regular procedure for changing appointments from an annual to academic year basis. The academic year salary rates are set at an amount equal to 9/11 of the current annual salary rate, after exclusion of administrative increments, if any. This policy applies exclusively to those individuals who were first appointed to annual appointments on or after January 1, 1982.

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