UWS 1 Definitions of Terms


UWS 1.01 Academic Staff. "Academic staff" means professional and administrative personnel, other than faculty and classified staff, with duties and types of appointments that are primarily associated with higher education institutions or their administration.

UWS 1.02 Board of Regents or Board. "Board of regents" or "board" means the board of regents of the university of Wisconsin system.

UWS 1.03 Department. "Department" means a group of faculty members recognized by the faculty and chancellor of the institution, and the board of regents, as dealing with a common field of knowledge or as having a common or closely related disciplinary or interdisciplinary interest.

UWS 1.04 Faculty. "Faculty" means persons who hold the rank of professor, associate professor, assistant professor, or instructor in an academic department or its functional equivalent in an institution. The appointment of a member of the academic staff may be converted to a faculty appointment in accordance with s. UWS 3.01(1)(c).

UWS 1.05 Faculty Status. By action of the appropriate faculty body and chancellor of an institution, members of the academic staff may be designated as having "faculty status." "Faculty status" means a right to participate in faculty governance of an institution in accordance with the rules of the institution. Faculty status does not confer rank or tenure, or convert an academic staff appointment into a faculty appointment.

UWP. The faculty shall be designated as the appropriate body called for in UWS 1.05. See UWP Faculty Constitution, Article II, Section 1.

UWS 1.06 Institution. "Institution" means any university, or an organizational equivalent designated by the board.

UWS 1.07 University. "University" means any baccalaureate or graduate degree granting institution.

UWS 1.08 Notice Periods. (1) When an act is required by these rules to be done within a specified number of days:

  1. Day shall mean calendar day,
  2. The first day shall be the day after the event, such as receipt of a notice or conclusion of a hearing,
  3. Each day after the first day shall be counted, except that a Sunday or legal holiday shall not be counted if it would be the final day of the period.

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