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: 10/17/95

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