LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 20, 2009) – The Office of the President is pleased to announce the issuance of the following new and revised Governing Regulations and Administrative Regulations For the University of Kentucky.
GR, Part VII, UNIVERSITY ORGANIZATION: http://www.uky.edu/Regs/files/gr/gr7.pdf
This Governing Regulation is revised to require all educational units to develop statements describing the evidences of activity in instruction, research and service that are appropriate to their field(s) for use in guiding evaluations for promotion and tenure. The current policy permits, but does not require, unit faculties to develop such statements. The revision also eliminates the required review of all promotion and/or tenure dossiers by the Dean of the Graduate School, but the Provost may seek the advice of the Dean of the Graduate School.
AR 2:1-1 PROCEDURES FOR FACULTY APPOINTMENT, REAPPOINTMENT, PROMOTION, AND THE GRANTING OF TENURE (formerly known as AR II-1.0-1, Parts I-III): http://www.uky.edu/Regs/files/ar/ar2-1-1.pdf
This Administrative Regulation is revised to provide for one comprehensive tenure review not later than the sixth-year of the probationary period of tenure-eligible faculty. In a comprehensive tenure review, a dossier is evaluated at all levels of the University (educational unit, college advisory committee and dean, academic area advisory committee, Provost, and President, irrespective of the judgment (favorable or not) rendered by the previous level of review. Explicit language has been added on the limited provision for a terminal-year (tenure) review at Section IV and on the terms of a tenure review conducted prior to the sixth year of the probationary period at Section V. Finally, based on a recommendation from the Senate Council, the Provost will establish an “opt-in policy, whereby current probationary faculty, who have not been reviewed for tenure by June 30, 2009, may elect to be evaluated for the granting of tenure under the terms of the revised regulations. The revised policies and procedures are effective as of July 1, 2009, and will govern the conduct of faculty evaluation for all faculty employees who begin their appointments on or after July 1, 2009. A memo from the Provost on the “opt-in” provision for current probationary faculty shall be distributed to all faculty in the early fall. The AR is renumbered as AR 2:1-1.
AR 3:14, PRACTICE PLANS FOR HEALTH SCIENCE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES: http://www.uky.edu/Regs/files/ar/ar3-14.pdf
This new Administrative Regulation establishes a common AR for all health science college practice plans and University Health Services to cover basic plan requirements. Currently, there are eight Administrative Regulations that pertain to faculty practice plans in the health science colleges and University Health Service. Moreover, the Colleges of Medicine and Public Health have practice plans authorized by board actions, but without an Administrative Regulation. The new regulation is intended to provide: 1) a common AR for all health science college practice plans and University Health Services to cover basic plan requirements; 2) updated and standardized terminology; 3) coordination with other related AR’s, e.g. consulting and intellectual property; 4) greater oversight through an annual conflict of interest disclosure statement; 5) increased flexibility through use of College Addenda that are approved annually by the Provost and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs; and, 6) clarification when activities might be covered under the University’s program of self insurance.
AR 1:1, UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION (formerly known as AR I-1.0-1): http://www.uky.edu/Regs/files/ar/ar1-1.pdf
This Administrative Regulation is updated to reflect the current University administrative organizational structure. It is renumbered as AR 1:1.
AR 11:4, UNIVERSITY JOINT COMMITTEE ON HONORARY DEGREES (formerly known as AR III-1.0-6: http://www.uky.edu/Regs/files/ar/ar11-4.pdf
This Administrative Regulation is revised to clarify the conditions for appointment to the committee and to provide the President with additional flexibility in designating the ex-offico members and the chair. It is renumbered as AR 11:4.
Please familiarize yourself with these new and revised regulations. If you are a supervisor, please communicate this information to all of your staff, especially those without computer access. The complete Regulation library, including the list of recently revised regulations, may be found at http://www.uky.edu/Regs/index.htm.
Questions about these or other regulations should be directed to the Office of Legal Counsel at (859) 257-2936, or firstname.lastname@example.org.