Policy: Policy 4-5-1-8: Professional Job Title Changes Date Adopted: May 11, 2004
Department: Human Resources Contact: Vice President of Human Resources and General Counsel
Statement: All job titles are created and approved when the position is created. The contract status of WNC faculty members is determined annually and is not necessarily a continuing arrangement. Faculty members should be notified in writing in advance of any changes in current status, including job title changes. When a change in job title is initiated, the request must be approved in writing before any changes are made.

Table of Contents:

  1. Procedures
  2. Notification

Section 1: Procedures

  1. The appropriate Vice President must approve any job title change for administrative or academic faculty member in writing no matter how the change is initiated. The faculty member may be asked to provide a proposed job description and/or other information. A job title may be changed for a variety of reasons including, administrative assignments to academic faculty members, change in reporting order and/or additional responsibilities.
    1. Change in job title does not imply a change in contract type, rank or salary. The faculty member should be consulted prior to any change in job title.
    2. Changes in job title contract type, rank or salary will be determined by job responsibilities and duties, authority, and reporting order etc. and must be approved in writing by the appropriate Vice President and the College President.

Section 2: Notification

  1. In cases where a change is approved that is accompanied by a change in contract type, rank or salary, written notification must be sent to Human Resources, the Budget Officer and Information and Marketing. Any changes will not be made on contracts, catalog, and staff directories until final written approval is received.

Date(s) Revised September 2, 2008; Date(s) Reviewed