University of California 2010 Accountability Report

Indicator 42
Faculty Composition, October 2008

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The University's governing body, the Board of Regents, delegates to the faculty the authority to determine academic policy, set conditions for admission and the granting of degrees, authorize and supervise courses and curricula, and advise the administration on faculty appointments, promotions and budgets. The UC Academic Senate is the body that enables the faculty to exercise this delegated authority.

Senate faculty are tenured (have permanent appointments) or tenure-track (on the way to being considered for permanent appointments). They also are members of the Academic Senate. Non-Senate faculty have temporary appointments, though many of these may last for several years, and are not members of the Academic Senate.

Senate faculty comprise about 62 percent of all UC faculty appointments; non-Senate faculty are about 38 percent.

Although there are exceptions, faculty titles such as health science clinical, adjunct and clinical X series are generally found at one of UC's health sciences campuses that have medical schools, other health sciences programs, and associated hospitals (e.g., Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego).

Lecturer titles tend to be used more on the general campuses (i.e., non-medical side of the UC campuses).

Source: UCOP Corporate Personnel System.

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