3.01 Types of Appointments Academic staff appointment may be fixed term (including multi-year and rolling horizon), probationary, or indefinite as determined by the chancellor.
3.02 Fixed Term Appointments A fixed term appointment shall be for a definite period of time which is specified in a letter of appointment; shall be renewable solely at the option of the employing institution; and shall carry no expectation of re-employment beyond the stated term, regardless of how many times renewed. The initial fixed term appointment may include a specified period of up to two months during which the appointee may be dismissed without appeal at the discretion of the chancellor. If such a period of evaluation is used, the letter of appointment must so state. A dismissal during this period is not subject to the provisions of UWS 11. Unless otherwise stated, a fixed term appointment shall be for a period of one year. Other types of fixed term appointments are:
3.03 Probationary Appointments A probationary academic staff appointment is one which leads to review and to a decision of indefinite appointment. The probationary period at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville shall be not less than one year or greater than seven years. A longer maximum probationary period, not to exceed 14 years, may be provided for part-time employees. Up to but not exceeding three years of service at another institution (six year for part-time employees), may be counted in the probationary period. The letter of appointment must clearly state the amount of prior service to be counted. A probationary staff member whose initial salary is paid from one fund source subsequently may be paid from other funds upon written notification. If such a change in funding occurs, previous probationary service shall not be lost and probationary status shall continue during alternate funding.
3.04 Indefinite Appointments An indefinite appointment is an appointment with permanent status, for an unlimited term, which is granted by the chancellor. Only for cause under UWS 11 or for reasons of budget or program under UWS 12 will such an appointment be terminated. Such an appointment may be granted to a member of the academic staff who holds or will hold a half-time appointment or more. The percentage of time (full-time or part-time) provided for in the indefinite appointment may not be decreased or increased without the mutual consent of the academic staff member and the institution unless the appointment is terminated or decreased under UWS 11 or UWS 12.
3.06 Operational Area
3.07 Letters of Appointment and Reappointment
3.08 Official Personnel File The Office of the Chancellor shall maintain the official personnel file for each academic staff member. The contents and uses of such official personnel files are governed by the current University of Wisconsin-Platteville statement on the confidentiality of personnel records.
3.09 Recruitment The chancellor or designee and division head are responsible for initiating an active recruitment procedure for academic staff consistent with board policy and state and federal laws with respect to equal employment opportunities. Copies of recruitment procedures may be obtained from the vice chancellor and/or the affirmative action officer.