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Section 3 Title

Section 1 - Introduction

Section 2 - Organization & Responsibility

Section 3 - Personnel

Section 4 - Administrative Rules and Regulations

Section 5 - Educational Programs

Section 6 - Student Development Services

Section 7 - Miscellaneous Information



Personnel

3.0      Purpose

The purpose of Section 3 of the VHCC Faculty & Staff Manual is to provide information concerning personnel regulations, policies, and procedures mandated by the Federal government and the Commonwealth of Virginia and delineated by the State Board for Community Colleges through the VCCS Policy Manual. Also included are locally developed policies and procedures which comply with the requirements of the aforementioned agencies and organizations. Additional information is available in Section 3 of the VCCS Policy Manual.  

Special attention is given to differences in provisions for faculty and classified employees.

Unless otherwise specifically stated, all regulations of the Virginia Personnel Act of l942, as amended, that apply to classified personnel are also applicable to faculty personnel.
 

Section 3 Contents

3.1 Categories of Employment

  • Nine-Month Teaching Faculty
  • Twelve-Month Professional Faculty
  • Twelve-Month Administrative Faculty
  • Restricted Faculty
  • Permanent Part-Time Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Classified Employees
  • Wage Employees

3.2 Recruitment and Selection of Personnel

  • Introduction
  • Conflict of Interest in Employment
  • General Recruitment Procedures for all Personnel
  • Advertising the Position
  • Selecting the Candidate
  • Guidelines for Search Committees for Faculty Positions
  • Selecting a Candidate for a Classified Staff Position

3.3 Academic Rank and Administrative Titles

  • Academic Rank
  • Special Rank
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Use of Administrative Titles

3.4 Faculty Qualifications

  • Qualifications for Academic Ranks and Special Ranks
  • Qualifications for Administrative and Professional Faculty
  • Qualifications for Adjunct Faculty

3.5 Faculty Appointments

  • Definitions
  • Appointment Proposal
  • Restricted Faculty Appointments
  • Employment of Adjunct Faculty

3.6 Faculty Responsibilities

  • Classes
  • Office Hours
  • Teaching Faculty Assigned Temporary Administrative/Professional Duties
  • Additional Activities
  • Professional Activities and Contributions
  • Academic Freedom and Responsibilities

3.7 Faculty Evaluations

  •  Evaluation of Teaching Faculty
  • Evaluation of Administrative Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Distance Education
  • Other Information
  • Documentation
  • Contingency Promotions
  • Appointment Proposal and Rank and Salary Proposal
  • Changes of Status of Faculty Personnel
  • Normal Minimum Criteria for Faculty Rank
  • Procedures for Reallocation of Administrative and Professional Faculty Positions

3.8 Faculty Promotions

  • Academic Rank Promotions

3.9 Faculty Compensation

  • Nine-Month Faculty Salaries
  • Nine-Month Faculty Summer Pay
  • Nine-Month Faculty Summer Term Partial Pay Plan
  • Merit Pay
  • Teaching Overloads
  • Twelve-Month Administrative and Professional Faculty Teaching Credit Courses
  • Teaching Non-Credit Community Service Courses, Seminars, etc.
  • Assistant to the Dean
  • Work Load Credits for Adjunct Faculty
  • Outside Employment
  • Professional Duties and Consulting
  • VCCS Faculty Compensation Plan
  • Administrative/Professional Faculty Compensation Actions
  • Procedures for Granting Faculty Release Time

3.10 Faculty Leave

3.11 Educational Assistance Guidelines

  • Purpose
  • VCCS Policy on Educational Aid
  • Goals of Professional Development (Faculty) (VHCC Plan for Educational Aid and Professional Development

3.12 Organization Changes

  • Faculty Members Transferring Within the VCCS
  • Reduction in Staff for Faculty
  • Reassignment of Administrative and Professional Faculty

3.13 Faculty Sanctions - See VCCS Policy Manual 3.12

3.14 Faculty Grievance Procedure - See VCCS Policy Manual Section 3.13

3.15 General Policies

3.16 Policies Pertaining to Presidents - See VCCS Policy Manual Section 3.15

3.17 Tenure

  • Tenure and Related Appeal Procedure of January 29, 1969
  • Tenure
  • Tenure Appeal Procedures

3.18 Classified Employees - (Sections 3.18 through 3.26)

3.19 General Conditions of Employment

  • Hours of Work
  • Attendance
  • Hiring Requirements
  • Paycheck Information
  • Probationary Period
  • Overtime
  • College Closings
  • Outside Employment
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Safety and Security in the Workplace
  • Layoff and Severance
  • Compensation
  • Performance Management and Evaluations

3.20 Benefits and Programs

  • Group Life Insurance
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Health Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Virginia Sickness and Disability Program (VSDP)
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Workers Compensation
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan)
  • Wellness Program
  • Leave Benefits (Paid and Unpaid)
  • Employee Service Awards Program
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Employee Suggestion Program

3.21 Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

3.22 Disciplinary Process

3.23 Employee Relations Issues

3.24 Miscellaneous Topics

  • Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC)
  • Electronic Mail, Computer and Telephone Use
  • Gifts, Gratuities and Rewards
  • Nepotism
  • Personal Appearance
  • Political Activity
  • Privacy of Records
  • Rights of Employees to Contact Elected Officials

3.25 Chancellor's Fellowship for Classified Employees

3.26 Classified Staff Emeritus Appointments

3.27 Non-teaching Reward and Recognition Plan