ACADEMIC SALARY SCALE NOTES

                        ACADEMIC SALARY SCALE NOTES

                  FACULTY-LADDER RANKS--PROFESSOR SERIES

I.   Rank and Step

     A.   The "step" of an appointee is indicated by a Roman numeral after the rank-
          e.g., Assistant professor, Step II; Associate Professor, Step II; Professor,
          Step II.  The step is not part of the title or the rank.  Rather, it is an indicator
          of the stage of advancement of the individual, and is used primarily to keep
          a record of such advancement.

     B.   For statistical purposes, years at rank and step for appointees are recorded
          in their individual salary history records as follows:

          1.   An academic-year (9-months) appointee who has served at least two
               full quarters or one full semester in any fiscal year (July 1 through
               June 30) will receive one year's credit at rank and step.

          2.   An academic-year (9-months) appointee who has served just one
               quarter in any fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) will not receive
               credit for that year at rank and step.

          3.   A fiscal-year (11-months) appointee who is appointed during the
               period July 1 through January 1 will receive one year's credit at rank
               and step.

          4.   A fiscal-year (11-months) appointee who is appointed during the
               period January 2 through June 30 will not receive credit for that year
               at rank and step.

II.  Normal Periods of Service

     A.   Instructor: Service in the rank of Instructor is limited to two years.

     B.   Assistant Professor: The total period of University service with the title
          Assistant Professor, or with this and certain other titles, shall not exceed
          eight years.  (For complete information, see the Academic Personnel
          Manual.)  The normal period of service at a given step in this rank is two
          years.  The first four years in rank and corresponding salary levels are for
          normal use.  Steps V and VI may be used in exceptional situations and with
          proper justification.  Service at Assistant Professor, Step V, will normally be
          in lieu of service at Associate Professor, Step I, for which the published
          salary is slightly higher.  Likewise, service at Assistant Professor, Step VI, will
          normally be in lieu of service at Associate Professor, Step II.

          In those instances of service at Assistant Professor, Step V, followed by
          service at Associate Professor, Step I, the normal period of combined service
          with both titles at the steps indicated is two years.  The same normal two-
          year period of combined service applies when service at Assistant Professor,
          Step VI, is followed by service at Associate Professor, Step II. 

     C.   Associate Professor: The normal total period of service in the rank of
          Associate Professor is six years.  The normal period of service at any one of
          the first three steps of the rank is two years.  Steps IV and V may be used in
          exceptional situations and with proper justification.  Service at Associate
          Professor, Step IV, will normally be partly or entirely in lieu of service at
          Professor, Step I, for which the published salary is slightly higher.  Likewise,
          service at Associate Professor, Step V, will normally be partly or entirely in
          lieu of service at Professor, Step II.

          The normal period of service at Associate Professor, Step IV, is three years
          if such service is fully in lieu of service as Professor, Step I.  In those
          instances of service at Associate Professor, Step IV, followed by service at
          Professor, Step I, the normal period of combined service is three years.  The
          situation for Associate Professor, Step V, and Professor, Step II, is exactly
          analogous to that for Associate Professor, Step IV, and Professor, Step I.

     D.   Professor: The normal period of service at step is three years in each of the
          first four steps.  Service at Step V may be of indefinite duration. 
          Advancement to Step VI usually will not occur after less than three years of
          service at Step V, and will be granted on evidence of highly distinguished
          scholarship, highly meritorious service, and evidence of excellent University
          teaching.  In interpreting these criteria, reviewers should require evidence of
          excellence and high merit in original scholarship or creative achievement,
          teaching and service; and, in addition, great distinction, recognized nationally
          or internationally, in scholarly or creative achievement or in teaching. 
          Service at Professor, Step VI, may be of indefinite duration.  Advancement
          from Professor, Step VI to Step VII and from Step VII to Step VIII, usually will
          not occur after less than three years of service at the lower step, and will only
          be granted on evidence of continuing achievement at the level required for
          advancement to Step VI.

          Those Professors who are paid on the special Law School scale which has
          eight steps for the range are subject to the same criteria as Professors
          outlined above.  
 
          Advancement to an above-scale salary is reserved for scholars and teachers
          of the highest distinction whose work has been internationally recognized
          and acclaimed and whose teaching performance is excellent.  Except in rare
          and compelling cases, advancement will not occur after less than four years
          at Step VIII.  Moreover, mere length of service and continued good
          performance at Step VIII is not a justification for further salary advancement.
 
          There must be demonstration of additional merit and distinction beyond the
          performance on which advancement to Step VIII was based.  A further merit
          increase in salary for a person already serving at an above-scale salary level
          must be justified by new evidence of merit and distinction.  Continued good
          service is not an adequate justification.  Intervals between such salary
          increases may be indefinite, and only in the most superior cases where there
          is strong and compelling evidence will increase at intervals shorter than four
          years be approved. 

III. Off-Scale Salaries

     For specific guidelines for use of off-scale salaries, refer to Academic Personnel
     Manual 620 and July 14, 1993 delegation of authority to Chancellors--To Approve
     Above-Scale and Exceptions to Use of and Limitations on Off-Scale Salaries..

                             LIBRARIAN SERIES

Normal Periods of Service

(A)  Assistant Librarian:  See the Academic Personnel Manual for policy on length of
     service as Assistant Librarian.  The period of service at each step is normally one
     year.  The first four steps and the corresponding salary levels are for normal use. 
     Steps V and VI may be used in appropriate situations and with proper justification. 
     The salary for Assistant Librarian, Step V, is identical to that of Associate Librarian,
     Step I.  The salary for Assistant Librarian, Step VI, is identical to that of Associate
     Librarian, Step II.  An Assistant Librarian promoted to Associate Librarian after a
     year s service at Step V or VI will be advanced to Associate Librarian, Step II or III,
     respectively.

(B)  Associate Librarian:  The normal period of service in this rank is eight years, but
     the University is under no obligation to promote to the rank of Librarian.  Service at
     Step VII is normally in lieu of promotion to the rank of Librarian and may be
     indefinite duration.

(C)  Librarian:  The normal period of service at step is two years in each of the first two
     steps, three years at Step III, and of indefinite duration of Steps IV and V. 
     Advancement to Step V will normally not occur with less than three years of service
     at Step IV, except in unusual cases.  Advancement from Step IV to Step V is
     reserved for Librarians with a distinguished career history who have demonstrated
     significant achievement since attaining Step IV.

              COOPERATIVE EXTENSION ADVISOR/SPECIALIST SERIES

The Cooperative Extension Specialist title is used for appointees who are campus-based
and who have statewide responsibilities.

The Cooperative Extension Advisor is used for appointees who are county-based and who
have county-level responsibilities.

                  SUPERVISOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION SERIES

The normal periods of service are specified on the salary scale for the Supervisor of
Physical Education Series.  There are no specified normal periods at the steps above
Supervisor of Physical Education, Step III.  Steps V, VI and VII are reserved for
Supervisors of Physical Education of great achievement and distinction.  Advancement to
Step V calls for highly meritorious service as well as outstanding and nationally recognized
professional achievement and activity as represented by leadership or administration of
activity programs.  The criteria for advancement to Steps VI and VII are the same as those
for Step V; however, such advancement must be based on achievements and
accomplishments since previous advancements.  Advancement to Step V, VI, or VII shall
not occur after less than three years at the preceding steps except in very strongly justified
cases.

Last Updated: 9/30/96

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