The adjunct faculty consists of those persons appointed to teach part-time. Adjunct appointees normally do not enjoy all the rights and privileges of full-time faculty.
Adjunct faculty members are appointed on a semester-by-semester basis, depending on the needs of the academic programs as identified by the appropriate administrators. Appointments are subject to cancellation if enrollment is inadequate. Also, if teaching schedules need to be reassigned because of low enrollment, priority will be given to full-time faculty.
Except in rare situations approved by the vice chancellor for academic affairs, adjunct faculty members who teach undergraduate courses will have at least the master's degree, and those who teach graduate courses will have an appropriate terminal degree.
Members of the adjunct faculty may hold adjunct professorial rank. Rank should be determined by the holding of an appropriate terminal degree, time in service at least equal to that required for promotion for full-time faculty members, and satisfactory performance as judged by procedures customarily applied to full-time faculty promotion cases. An adjunct professorial rank is honorific and does not confer any additional rights and privileges to the adjunct faculty member.
While the primary assignment of adjunct faculty members is teaching in the classroom and laboratory, they are also expected to participate in the student evaluation of teaching program, to hold conferences with students by appoint-ment, to attend meetings when requested, and to participate in cultural and social activities at the university if their time permits. They have an obligation to continue to read, study, and do research in the discipline they teach so that they keep abreast of new knowledge and developments in their fields.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Policy
Indiana University pledges itself to continue its commitment to the achievement of equal opportunity within the University and throughout American society as a whole. In this regard, Indiana University will recruit, hire, promote, educate, and provide services to persons based upon their individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary considerations of such characteristics as age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Indiana University shall take affirmative action, positive and extraordinary, to overcome the discriminatory effects of traditional policies and procedures with regard to the disabled, minorities, women and Vietnam-era veterans. (Board of Trustees, Nov. 21, 1969; Amended: Board of Trustees, December 4, 1992)
The University administration and faculty governance regularly review policy to maintain compliance with current EEOC regulations and guidelines.
Academic Appointees with Disabilities
Background and Summary
Prior to 1990, the University complied with the nondiscrimination provisions of Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Public Law 101-336, was enacted on July 26, 1990, “to provide a clear and comprehensive mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities.” This latter federal legislation requires equal treatment of all persons in employment, public services and transportation, public accommodations, and telecommunication services.
Indiana University, a public institution as set forth in the American with Disabilities Act, is subject to its requirements. Title I of the ADA prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in employment practices.
Title II of the ADA prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities with regard to the services, programs, and activities at the university.
Indiana University Policy Regarding People with Disabilities
Indiana University historically has been committed to the principles of affirmative action which guarantee fair and equitable treatment of all persons, including the mentally and physically disabled. The University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment who are qualified.
The University has instituted various administrative policies, practices, and procedures to ensure nondiscrimination. These have been amended to comply with the requirements of the ADA. Accordingly, “no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be either excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities” of Indiana University. Moreover, no qualified individual with a disability shall be discriminated against because of the disability of that individual with regard to job application procedures, the hiring or discharge of employees, compensation, advancement, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.