Policy: Policy 4-4-5: Administrative Faculty Letter of Appointment Policy Date Adopted: Sep 19, 2006
Department: Human Resources Contact:  Human Resources 
Statement: This policy sets forth the method by which administrative faculty (.50 FTE and above) at Western Nevada College may assume LOA assignments. These assignments are not part of the written position description and are above the normal professional duties. Any assignment must be in accordance with NSHE Board of Regents Handbook provisions and WNC Bylaws.

Section 1: Teaching Classes or Accepting Assignments.

  1. WNC administrative faculty may assume LOA assignments at WNC or at other NSHE institutions (for example teaching classes) that fall outside of their regular work assignments. However, the College must address the impact on their department. Additionally, assignments may conflict with administrative faculty positions, and may not be appropriate for every administrative faculty member. 
    1. The administrative faculty member is expected to devote a minimum of 40 hours per week, unless using approved leave, to their primary administrative faculty position and duties.
    2. If an employee agrees to accept an assignment and receive no compensation, they may use the assignment as part of their college service. Paid assignments will not be viewed as service.
    3. Full-time administrative faculty will be limited to six instructional units per semester or twelve hours per week on average for non-instructional assignments.

Section 2: Notification and Approval

  1. The administrative faculty member must obtain written approval from the supervisor and Vice President prior to accepting an assignment. Such written approval is required each semester the administrative faculty member wishes to accept an assignment.
  2. If any portion of the assignment (class preparation, instruction, meeting with students, grading, duties that fall outside of the regular work assignment, etc.) will occur during the employee’s normal work day, the employee must obtain written supervisory approval of changes to their regular work schedule.

Section 3: Exceptions

  1. Exceptions may be made with prior approval of the College President to serve the best interests of the college.
Date(s) Revised May 3, 2024; December 1, 2009; September 2, 2008; October 5, 2006; Date(s) Reviewed