Academic titles are assigned according to the mix of primary responsibilities at the forefront of the university’s core efforts in research, teaching, and extension or outreach (including library). The use of a title may require that an approved position be available.
The academic titles described below are primary titles and all appointments thereto are approved by action of the dean, the provost, or the Board of Trustees. Administrative titles, such as dean and provost, are not included and do not by themselves confer academic status. Additional titles are used in the Medical College.
Throughout the Handbook, an “academic titleholder” is individual who holds one of the above titles, possibly modified by “adjunct”, “visiting”, “acting”, “courtesy”, or “emeritus/a”.