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Academic titles shall consist of graduate and faculty ranks.
Graduate ranks are GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT, GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT, and FELLOW. Faculty titles and ranks are (in alphabetical order): AFFILIATED FACULTY, CLINICAL PROFESSOR (assistant clinical professor, associate clinical professor, clinical professor) or PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE (assistant professor of practice, associate professor of practice, professor of practice), INSTRUCTOR (instructor, senior instructor I, senior instructor II), LECTURER (lecturer, senior lecturer I, senior lecturer II), LIBRARIAN (assistant librarian, associate librarian, senior librarian), RESEARCH ASSISTANT (research assistant, senior research assistant I, senior research assistant II), RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (research associate, senior research associate I, senior research associate II), RESEARCH FACULTY (research assistant professor, research associate professor, research professor), TENURE TRACK OR TENURED FACULTY (assistant professor, associate professor, professor, distinguished professor). Faculty titles will not be given to graduate students.
Each institution can select from among these ranks and titles those appropriate to the hiring and retention of their faculty members as it relates to their institutional mission.
The following definitions shall govern the use of faculty tiles and rank:
The terms “affiliate,” "adjunct," "visiting," “fellow,” “emeriti,” or other appropriate terms may be used and/or added to academic title and/or ranks in those cases in which the institution wishes 1) to draw upon the skills of certain persons in the community or in other educational, industrial or governmental institutions for help in carrying forward teaching, research or service commitments (e.g., doctors, dentists, lawyers, psychiatrists, professors or administrators at other academic or governmental institutions, public school teachers or administrators), 2) where the appointment is planned for a limited duration, or 3) as an honorific title.
Academic title can be assigned to staff members in unclassified academic service, whether the type of service is teaching, research, extension, administration or other service. Deans, vice presidents, presidents, Chancellor and vice chancellors may have the academic rank of professor as determined by each institution’s criteria.
Hist.: HEB 3-1978, f. & ef. 6-5-78; HEB 9-1979, f. & ef. 8-22-79; HEB 1-1993, f. & cert. ef. 2- 5-93; HEB 5-1996, f. & cert. ef. 12-18-96; OUS 1-2012, f. & cert. ef. 1-12-12; OUS 7-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-18-12
Unclassified service includes positions that do not meet the criteria for academic faculty but which, based on professional job requirements and responsibilities:
Are exempt from the provisions of the Public Employee Collective Bargaining Act (PECBA), ORS 243.650-243.782; however, not all positions in unclassified service are exempt from PECBA, or
Share a community of interest with academic faculty, and
Examples of positions that may meet the criteria listed above include, but are not limited to:
Hist.: OSSHE 3-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-1-03 thru 5-21-04; OSSHE 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-8-04
Pursuant to state law, the principles of a compensation plan are established for the academic staff as set out below. Pay ranges shall be established for the various academic ranks with due consideration given to relative responsibilities of each rank, prevailing rates of pay in other universities, colleges, and elsewhere for similar responsibilities, availability of a competent professional staff, living costs and other pertinent information.
Minimum and maximum rates and such intermediate rates considered necessary and equitable shall be established for the various academic ranks and positions, provided, however, that exceptions may be allowed as circumstances require. Normally the established minimum pay rate for a rank shall be paid upon appointment. It is permissible in the interest of the state to make an appointment above or below the minimum rate for the academic rank. Similarly, the salary of an individual may be above or below the prescribed normal maximum for the academic rank. Normally, academic staff members shall be paid at one of the rates set forth in the pay ranges, subject to availability of funds and the exception noted above.
Salary increases are not automatic. Increases shall be recommended only for staff members demonstrating high standards of work performance. Increases shall normally be effective beginning with the fiscal year following completion of one year's service.
Implementation and amendments to the plan shall be based on recommendation of the Chancellor after consultation with the presidents and division heads.
Hist.: HEB 3-1978, f. & ef. 6-5-78; HEB 1-1993, f. & cert. ef. 2-5-93; HEB 5-1996, f. & cert. ef. 12-18-96
Compensation of classified employees including fringe benefits and other conditions and terms of employment shall be according to the rates and regulations in the state compensation plan, or by collective bargaining agreement, as appropriate.
Hist.: HEB 3-1978, f. & ef. 6-5-78
Institutions and divisions are authorized to provide payment in addition to regular salaries when, at the request of the home institution or division or another Department institution or division, a staff member provides substantial service over and above the regular services expected.
Hist.: HEB 3-1978, f. & ef. 6-5-78
When employees receive perquisites, such as living quarters or meals, in addition to cash salary, proper notation thereof shall be made on the salary budget together with an explanation showing items allowed and the value thereof. Granting of perquisites to employees on a wage or salary basis requires the approval of the president of the institution or head of the division concerned at the beginning of each fiscal year.
Hist.: HEB 3-1978, f. & cert. ef. 6-5-78; HEB 1-1993, f. & cert. ef. 2-5-93
The Board of Higher Education designates the contribution required of employees to a retirement plan to be an "employer contribution" as defined by 26 USC §414(h)(2). Employees may not receive this amount to make the contribution directly. Employees' gross salary will be reduced by the contributed amount prior to reporting for tax purposes.
[Publications: The publications referenced to in this rule is available from OSU.] Hist.: HEB 2-1995, f. 5-3-95, cert. ef. 7-1-95
The Chancellor, or designee, may enter into written agreements with faculty and staff employed by the State Board of Higher Education, and with one or more insurance companies and mutual funds, to provide tax deferred investment opportunities to faculty and staff as provided by ORS 243.810 – 243.830. The Chancellor, or designee, may, as a condition to entering into such agreements or continuing such agreements, require faculty and staff participants to pay annually an administrative fee for the costs of administrating the program. The administrative fee shall be based on an amount not to exceed the amount needed to administer the program.
Hist.: HEB 3-1992, f. & cert. ef. 2-19-92
The Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, or designee, shall develop, implement and maintain a human resources system for nonacademic employees to include:
Each institution is responsible for evaluating jobs and allocating them according to the job evaluation system and assuring that employee compensation is in accordance with the compensation plan.
The Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, or designee, shall engage in collective bargaining with any certified or recognized exclusive employee representative.
Each institution shall develop, implement and maintain recruitment and selection methods designed to achieve a qualified and diverse workforce.
Until the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, or designee, and the institutions implement internal management directives or policies for job evaluation, compensation, recruitment, terms of employment and position management, the rules and procedures established by the Department of Administrative Services, under ORS Chapter 240 as they existed on the effective date of 1995 Oregon Laws, Chapter 612 (July 1, 1995), shall apply to the Oregon State System of Higher Education.
Hist.: HEB 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 2-22-96; HEB 5-1996, f. & cert. ef. 12-18-96