Rules Concerning Regents’ Bylaw 5.09, Tenure, Tenure Review, and Joint or Partial Tenure Appointments

Applies to: Regular Instructional Staff

This SPG incorporates former SPG 201.13, Rules concerning acquiring the protection of Regents’ Bylaw 5.09 by accumulating years of Service; SPG 201.21, Appointments Specifically Designated “Without Tenure;” SPG 201.39-1, Principles and Practices Governing Tenure for Faculty


Scholarly Activity Leave

Applies to: Regular and clinical instructional faculty, research professors, research scientists, librarians, curators and archivists
  1. Policy

    Scholarly Activity Leaves not in excess of one year may be granted by the President or a designated representative on recommendation of the dean (Ann Arbor Campus) or Chancellor (Flint or Dearborn campus). Such leaves may be granted to:


Classification and Appointment of Instructional Faculty

Applies to: Instructional Faculty
  1. Instructional faculty classifications and appointments

    The University classifies its instructional faculty as described below. Unless otherwise noted, the appointments described below are appointments not covered under collective bargaining agreements.
    1. Tenure track faculty

      The tenure track faculty consists of tenure track assistant professors and instructors, and tenure track and tenured professors and associate professors.


Development, Office of

Applies to:

    The mission of the Office of Development is to generate private gift revenues from individuals, corporations, and foundations in order to accomplish the purposes and objectives of the University of Michigan. In pursuit of this goal, the Office of Development provides fundraising leadership and services to complement, encourage, and support University-wide efforts to achieve comprehensive objectives for resource acquisition.


Office of Marketing Communications

Applies to:
  1. Purpose

    The Office of Marketing Communications provides consulting, creative, and project management services to University departments producing printed materials and publications, audio-visual media, and broadcast materials. OMC assists with art, graphic design, advertising, marketing and sales management, multi-media production including video, motion and still photography, market research, copy writing, printing technology, and publications purchasing.


Departmental Record Retention for Business and Financial Records

Applies to: All Departments and Units of the University
  1. Policy and Purpose

    The required retention period of various documents associated with an activity is dependent upon the source of funds supporting the activity. At the conclusion of the recommended retention period as outlined in sections II - VII, departmental financial records should be removed from the unit’s active files. Most of this material, including all types of records listed in section IV, should at that time be destroyed.


Personnel Records - Collection, Retention and Release

Applies to: Personnel Records for all University Faculty and Staff
  1. Policy

    The collection, availability and disclosure of the contents of personnel files is governed by regulations established by the University and applicable laws.

    The Faculty and Staff Records Office, the Medical Center Staff Records Office and the custodian of personnel files or records in various departments, schools, colleges or other University offices are subject to these regulations.


Security Clearance

Applies to: All Regular and Temporary Staff
  1. Policy

    The University may require a security clearance of its staff members, as a condition of employment in certain positions. Such clearance may be necessary for incumbents or applicants for employment, if their work requires access to information classified by the Federal Government. The determination of need for security clearance for specific positions or projects will be mutually determined by the University and the responsible Government Agency.


Unemployment Compensation

Applies to: All University Staff Members
  1. Policy

    Current and former University staff who meet eligibility requirements may draw unemployment compensation payments during periods of unemployment, in accordance with the Federal Employment Security Amendments of 1970, and the Michigan Employment Security Act.