Quick Guide to Academic Policies and Procedures

Academic Personnel Manual (APM) – Systemwide

  1. APM 245 – Department Chairs
    Guidelines of the duties and responsibilities of the Department Chair as the leader and administrative head of the Department.
  2. APM 220 – Professor Series
    A starting point for policies on appointments and promotions of Ladder Ranks faculty. APM 220-18, Salary, clarifies the UC criteria for advancement to Professor, Step VI, and Professor, Above Scale.
  3. APM 210 – Review and Appraisal Committees
    General review criteria for teaching, research, professional activity, and service. Chairs are responsible for submitting review of faculty teaching with merit and promotion files.
  4. APM 035 – Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination in Employment
    Contains UC policy on nondiscrimination, sexual harassment complaints, and affirmative action.
  5. APM 160 – Academic Personnel Records/Maintenance of, Access to, and Opportunity to Request Amendment of
    Defines “confidential academic review records” and who has access to those records.
  6. APM 025 – Conflict of Commitment and Outside Activities of Faculty Members
    Guidelines for the compensated and uncompensated outside professional and non-professional activities of faculty, along with annual reporting guidelines.
  7. APM 015 – The Faculty Code of Conduct
    Sets forth professional rights of faculty, both general ethical principles for faculty and examples of unacceptable faculty conduct, and rules and recommendations for the enforcement of the Faculty Code.
  8. APM 016 – University Policy on Faculty Conduct and the Administration of Discipline
    General policy regarding faculty discipline. It specifies the penalties that may be imposed for violations of the Faculty Code of Conduct, what types of faculty behaviors are covered under the Faculty Code, and which academic appointees are governed by the Faculty Code.
  9. APM 150 – Non-Senate Academic Appointees/Corrective Action and Dismissal
    Standards and procedures for instituting corrective action or dismissal of a non-Senate academic employee (who is not covered by a collective bargaining agreement) in the case of misconduct, unsatisfactory work performance, or dereliction of academic duty.
  10. APM 140 – Non-Senate Academic Appointees/Grievances
    Provides non-Senate academic appointees the opportunity to present grievances.
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  11. APM 190 – Selected Presidential Policies
    Selected University of California policies having Universitywide application to faculty, students, and/or staff.

    1. Whistleblower Policy
    2. Whistleblower Protection Policy
    3. Integrity in Research
    4. Substance Abuse
    5. Travel to Scholarly Meetings and Field Research Travel
    6. Faculty Recruitment Allowance Program
    7. Use of Non-19900 Fund Sources to Support Ladder-Rank faculty
    8. Retirement Contributions on Academic Appointee Summer Salary
    9. Endowed Chairs and Professorships

Academic Personnel Procedures (APP) – UC Irvine

  1. APP, Section 3 – Appointment and Review, Academic Senate Titles
    APP 3-10 – Appointment Policies
    APP 3-20 – Appointment File Documentation for Academic Senate Titles
    APP 3-30 – Responsibility of the Department Chair in the Academic Personnel Review Process for Academic Senate Titles
    APP 3-40 – Types of Actions for Academic Senate Titles
    APP 3-50 – Assistant Professors—Special Considerations in the Review Process
    Guidelines for the responsibilities of the Department Chair in the review process and describes the different types of review outcomes and file documentation.
  2. APP, Section 2 – Recruitment Guidelines for Senate and Non-Senate Faculty
    APP 2-10 – General Recruitment Guidelines
    APP 2-30 – Non-Senate Recruitment Guidelines
    APP 2-40 – Non-Senate Recruitment Procedures
    Explains the process to be used for recruitments in order to follow our policies on affirmative action and equal employment opportunity.
  3. APP 1-14 – Departmental Voting Procedures
    Summarizes the Academic Senate Bylaw governing faculty voting rights in departments and indicates the importance of the faculty vote in the academic personnel review process.
  4. APP 1-12 – Academic Personnel Review Process
    Provides guidelines to be followed by the chair, candidate, and department to assure fairness in the review process.

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