Chapter VIII

8.01 Direct Appointment to Indefinite Status or Multi Year Status The chancellor or designee may at his/her discretion grant an indefinite appointment or multi-year appointmen as part of the terms of an initial appointment or may grant same to an academic staff member on a fixed term appointment. The Academic Staff Personnel Commission shall review all such recommendations for indefinite appointment and shall forward its recommendation to the chancellor or designee.

8.02 (1) Appointment to Indefinite Status from Probationary Status A decision on indefinite appointment must be made no later than the end of the sixth year of probationary service. The supervisor must notify a probationary academic staff member in writing at least thirty days prior to the review at which assignment to indefinite appointment will be considered. The academic staff member may review his/her official personnel file and may submit additional written material which would have a direct bearing on job performance evaluation as specified in UWP Academic Staff Performance Review and Salary Recommendation Procedures. A conference between the academic staff member and supervisor will be held at the request of the academic staff member. All probationary appointments to indefinite status appointments must be recommended by the individual's supervisor(s), the administrative area head, the Personnel Commission of the Academic Staff Senate, and the assistant chancellor or provost. The recommendation will be forwarded to the chancellor for final action.

8.02 (2) Chancellor or Designee Action on Recommendation for Indefinite Appointment from Probationary Status Upon receipt of the recommendations from the supervisor, the area head, the Academic Staff Personnel Commission and the assistant chancellor or provost, the chancellor or designee shall review the recommendations with the goal of maintaining the professional nature of the academic staff. If the chancellor or designee decides not to recommend an indefinite appointment, he/she shall notify the individual of the decision within ten (10) working days. Within five (5) working days of receipt of the decision the academic staff member may request written reasons and/or conference. The chancellor or designee shall respond within ten (10) working days to the request. In the event the academic staff member is in the sixth year of service, the chancellor or designee shall follow the procedures beginning in UWP 7.07.

8.03 (1) An Appointment to Indefinite Status from Fixed Term Status The chancellor or designee must review annually the appointment of academic staff who hold academic staff appointments of 0.5 FTE or more for at least the academic year, are funded from program revenue or general purpose funds, and have served ten (10) years or more on successive fixed term contracts to determine the feasibility of moving such individuals to indefinite or multi-year appointment(s). Academic Staff with less than ten (10) years may request a review for indefinite appointment. All indefinite and multi-year appointments must be recommended by the individual's supervisor(s), the administrative area head, the Personnel Commission of the Academic Staff Senate, and the assistant chancellor or provost. The recommendation will be forwarded to the chancellor for final action.

8.03 (2) Chancellor or Designee Action on Recommendation for Indefinite Appointment Status from Fixed Term Status Upon receipt of the recommendations from the supervisor(s), the administrative area head, the Personnel Commission of the Academic Staff Senate, and the assistant chancellor or provost, the chancellor shall review the recommendations with the goal of providing increased job security for the academic staff member. A member of the academic staff may appeal in writing any negative recommendation to the next appropriate review level. Only employees with seven (7) or more years of service are eligible to submit appeals. If there is no appeal, the process stops. If the chancellor decides not to recommend an indefinite appointment or a three (3) year multi-year appointment, the academic staff member with seven (7) to nine (9) years of service must be given the reasons upon request. Academic staff with ten (10) or more years of service must be given written reasons.

8.04 (1) An Appointment to Multi-Year or Rolling Horizon Fixed Term Status The chancellor or designee must review annually the appointments of academic staff who hold academic staff appointments of 0.5 FTE or more for at least the academic year, who are funded from program revenue or general purpose funds, and who have served seven (7) years or more on successive fixed term contracts to determine the feasibility of moving such individuals to multi-year appointments. Academic staff members in the fifth or sixth year of service may apply for a two (2) year multi-year appointment, and are responsible for initiating the evaluation process and providing all required documentation. All multi-year appointments must be recommended by the individual's supervisor(s), the administrative area head, the Personnel Commission of the Academic Staff Senate, and the assistant chancellor or provost. The recommendations will be forwarded to the chancellor for final action.

8.04 (2) Chancellor or Designee Action on Recommendation for Multi-Year or Rolling Horizon Appointment Status Upon receipt of the recommendations from the supervisor(s), the administrative area head, the Personnel Commission of the Academic Staff Senate, and the assistant chancellor or provost, the chancellor shall review the recommendations with the goal of providing increased job security for the academic staff member. A member of the academic staff may appeal in writing any negative recommendation to the next appropriate review level. Only employees with seven (7) or more years of service are eligible to submit appeals. If there is no appeal, the process stops. If the chancellor decides not to recommend an indefinite appointment or multi-year appointment, the academic staff member shall be given the written reasons upon request.