29.2 Definitions

As used in these regulations, each of the following words has the indicated meaning:

  1. "Faculty member" means an individual holding an academic appointment with the rank of instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, or full professor, and such other individuals, who may hold various titles, as may be defined as faculty member by action of the Faculty Senate, with the concurrence of the President. For purposes of the notice and review provisions of these regulations:
    1. full-time faculty members who fall within the definition of "student" in subsection b of this section shall be treated as faculty members; and
    2. part-time faculty members who fall within the definition of "student" in subsection b of this section may elect to be treated as faculty members or students. If such a part-time faculty member fails to exercise the option within three days of the sending of Notice of Charges, he or she will be classified as a faculty member.
  2. "Student" means a person who is currently registered as a student at the University in an undergraduate, graduate, or professional program on campus.
  3. "Staff member" means any person not a member of the faculty who is employed by the University. For purposes of the notice and review provisions of these regulations:
    1. full-time staff members who fall within the definition of "student" in subsection b of this section above shall be treated as staff members; and
    2. part-time staff members who fall within the definition of "student" in subsection b of this section may elect to be treated as staff members or students. If such a part-time employee fails to exercise the option within three days of the sending of Notice of Charges, he or she will be classified as a staff member.
  4. "President" means the chief executive officer of the University or any person designated by the President to act on his or her behalf for purposes of these regulations.
  5. "Academic Officer" means the chief academic officer of the University under the President (Executive Vice President and Provost) or the person designated by the Academic Officer to perform certain functions on his or her behalf for purposes of these regulations.
  6. "Rules" mean the Uniform Rules described in II-29.1 of these regulations.