Faculty Resources

On this page, the Office of Faculty Affairs has collected and organized resources and information pertaining to faculty in one central location. Information is organized by faculty appointment type (e.g., academic, administrative) and position (e.g., tenure-track, nontenure-track). Information on this page is continuously updated, so please check back often.

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The following faculty manuals provide an overview of the institution, are review of duties/responsibilities for the faculty member, and resources about faculty advancement, work-life integration, and the campus workplace.

General Resources for All Faculty

For quick reference, below are general resources and information pertaining to all faculty (academic and administrative), including faculty development opportunities, technology support, facilities and parking information, safety and emergency services, individual and family support, help with grievances, and campus policies.

Faculty Development

  • The Faculty Center promotes the professional development of all UNLV educators, researchers, and academic professionals. Attend a faculty event, such as the instructor mentoring group or request a mentoring consultation with one of the Faculty Center Fellows who lend disciplinary expertise in scholarship, teaching, and career planning to UNLV’s professional development program.
  • Human Resources’ Learning and Development offers a variety of personal and professional development classes, workshops, and programs designed to enhance, enrich, develop, motivate, and retain a diverse workforce.
  • New Employee Onboarding includes an overview of life at UNLV for employees, including links to new faculty orientations, RebelCard identification, and a technology guide.

Employee Networks

  • The Administrative Faculty Committee (AFC) is a standing committee of the Faculty Senate and participates in university governance by reviewing and recommending policy on issues that directly affect administrative faculty, including merit and compensation, human resources, and faculty senate representation. The AFC serves as a forum for promoting and communicating administrative faculty initiatives and concerns among the administrative faculty, the Faculty Senate, and top UNLV administrators.
  • UNLV values the career development and success of its dedicated faculty and staff and has established several campus mentoring programs and resources to support faculty networking, community building, professional development, and career advancement.
  • UNLV is home to several identity-based, Faculty Affinity Groups that represent the shared interests, backgrounds, and goals of our diverse faculty. The groups offer networking opportunities, seminars, workshops, off-campus activities, resources, and professional development. UNLV’s faculty affinity groups build community and shape the workplace.
  • The UNLV Faculty Senate is the voice of the academic and administrative faculty working transparently with university administration to advance the vision and direction of the institution. The Faculty Senate assures quality in research, creative activity, teaching,and service while exercising responsibility for maintaining and improving rigorous standards throughout the curriculum.
  • The UNLV Chapter of the Nevada Faculty Alliance (NFA) represents advocacy for faculty employed at UNLV. The UNLV-NFA advocates for quality education for the common good of the Las Vegas community by promoting dialogue, advocacy, and effective policies and procedures.

Technology Support

  • The Faculty/Staff IT page provides an overview of available technologies that can enhance your academic and professional experience.
  • Get started with your UNLV email account. Access tools to help you work better with your colleagues your students.
  • Your ACE account allows access to various UNLV services and applications. This includes free Wi-Fi to UNLV faculty, staff, students, and campus guests via the eduroam network.
  • Workday is UNLV’s integrated management system that organizes the services of human resources, finance, and benefits through a single online platform. With your ACE account, you can access general personnel data including paystubs and W-2s, and retirement options, if relevant. Workday training opportunities are available to get instruction and assistance on executing various Workday transactions. For assistance navigating the online system, visit the Workday website.
  • Contact the IT Help Desk help desk for assistance with password resets, new accounts, wireless, email, WebCampus or other computing problems. Submit a help request or call 702-895-0777.
  • IT Training caters to a wide range of computing needs, including OIT-related workshops and LinkedIn Learning.

Facilities and Parking

Safety & Emergency Services

Individual and Family Support

  • The Office of Compliance maintains equal access and treatment for all members of the UNLV community. To request disability assistance, follow the faculty and staff accommodation procedures.
  • The Jean Nidetch CARE Center and the Family Advocacy Committee offers a host of resources that support women and families at UNLV. It provides care for student, faculty, or staff that have experienced sexual assault, stalking, domestic/dating violence, or is concerned for a friend.
  • The Center for Individual, Couple & Family Counseling provides quality, low-cost therapy to the Las Vegas community.
  • The Employee Assistance Program is a confidential assessment and referral program where UNLV employees can get assistance in dealing with stress, finances, relationships, parenting, and finding child or elder care. Employees can also get confidential help with personal or work-related difficulties, including depression, addiction, and grief. The first three sessions with an EAP counselor are provided at no cost to UNLV employees.
  • The Student Recreation & Wellness Center offers personal training, group fitness classes, swimming, and full gym access. Faculty and staff can become members for $25 a month payable through cash, check, or payroll deduction.
  • The year-round food pantry provides non-perishable items to university students, staff, and faculty who need additional food.
  • There are all-gender, family, and ADA restrooms as well as lactation rooms located across campus.
  • UNLV offers private spaces stocked with nursing products for nursing parents. Visit the maps website to locate each space.
  • The REBEL Family Network is a social and networking program for UNLV family to connect with each other and the university through a variety of events and activities. Register for the REBEL Family Network newsletter and volunteer opportunities.

Help With Grievances and Complaints

Resources are available to academic faculty when personally aggrieved, subjected to adverse personnel actions, discrimination, or sexual harassment, or as a witness to inappropriate or prohibited conduct.

  • The Help with Complaints webpage provides a typology of complaints and formal filing procedures, as well as the NAVEX EthicsPoint, which allows the aggrieved to communicate concerns anonymously both online and through a hotline.

Policies

  • University Policies
    The Policies website is a repository for all university policies issued under the authority conferred on the president by the Nevada System of Higher Education code.

Additional policies, which help regulate operations and management at the college and unit level, are detailed in Unit Bylaws. Or contact your department chair or program coordinator to learn other essential information.

Administrative Faculty

Below is a summary of information that is frequently requested of our office. For a full list of campus resources and opportunities available to administrative faculty, view the administrative faculty manual.  

Policies

  • UNLV Bylaws, particularly:
    • Chapter III, Sec. 2.3 “Workload for Faculty”
    • Chapter III, Sec. 5 “Individual Faculty Responsibilities”
    • Chapter III, Sec. 7 “Personnel Matters for Nonacademic Faculty”
    • Chapter III, Sec. 9 “Faculty Personnel Files”
    • Chapter III, Sec. 11 “Guidelines for Nonacademic Faculty Salary Increases”
    • Chapter III, Sec. 12 “Guidelines for Promotion of Nonacademic Faculty”

Mentoring & Career Development

Online Professional Development Opportunities

UNLV offers virtual opportunities to invest in your learning and growth - available free of charge to all employees.

Leadership Development Academy

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost has created the Leadership Development Academy, a proactive, inclusive, and engaged approach to the development of future campus leaders at UNLV.

Education Discount: Grant-In-Aid Program

As an Administrative Faculty employee, you are eligible for education assistance through the UNLV grant-in-aid program. This benefit applies not only to the employee, but also their spouse and/or dependents. Under the program, if you enroll in undergraduate or graduate courses at UNLV, CSN, or NSC, the university will pay a portion of your tuition for state-supported, summer session, and community college courses.

Professional Development Grants

As part of the Top Tier Initiative, these grants were established with institutional funds for the professional development of full-time administrative faculty members at UNLV. This program will award grants of up to $1,000 for individuals or up to $2,000 for groups for a professional development activity that will take place during the period of March 1 through Dec. 31. The granted funds may be used for professional development opportunities that are not covered by budgeted departmental funds or by the grant-in-aid program available to full-time faculty members of the university. View the application criteria and apply.

Salary Increases & Adjustments

Cost of Living

When the Nevada Legislature meets every two years for the purpose of setting budgets for the coming biennium, it may approve cost-of-living increases for state employees. Authorized cost-of-living increases usually take effect July 1. View the schedule and learn more.

Permanent Change to Base Salary Process

The Permanent Change to Base Salary process provides steps for individual requests for salary review for administrative faculty. Get more information about the salary change process and how to initiate a request due to inequity in pay or a significant change in job duties.

Merit Pay

The merit pay process encourages and rewards exceptional performance by faculty and professional employees. The process begins with the annual evaluation process.

Awards

There are two Administrative Faculty Awards to recognize faculty of the month and faculty of the year. To learn more about the application criteria and timelines to apply, visit the Administrative Faculty Awards webpage.

Shared Governance

Administrative Faculty Committee 

The Administrative Faculty Committee (AFC) is the representative body for administrative faculty at UNLV. To become involved as a unit representative or to volunteer, visit the AFC membership page. The following resources and services are also available on the AFC website:

  • Administrative Faculty Handbook
  • Newsletters, meeting agendas, and minutes
  • Help with filing complaints and grievances

Part-Time Nontenure-Track Faculty

Fall 2020 Part-Time Faculty Virtual Orientation

View the PPT Slide Deck from the campus webinar.

Below is a summary of information that is frequently requested of our office. For a full list of campus resources and opportunities available to part-time faculty, view the academic faculty manual for part-time faculty.

Policies

Part-time faculty policies and processes that impact your professional experiences are described in NSHE and UNLV bylaws and policy documents:

  • Board of Regents handbook, particularly:
    • Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 45: "Temporary Faculty Policies and Benefits"
    • Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 46: "Part-Time Employment and Workplace policies"
    • Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 13: "Grants-In-Aid educational assistance”
  • NSHE Procedures and Guidelines, particularly:
    • Chapter 3, Section 7: "Part-Time Salary Schedules"
  • UNLV Bylaws, particularly:
    • Chapter 3, Section 5: "Individual Faculty Responsibilities." It is understood that all academic faculty members will fulfill their individual obligations to their students, their departments and university, their profession and discipline, and the university community.
  • A repository of institutional policies can be found on the UNLV policies website, including the following core policies:
  • Additional policies, which help regulate operations and management at the college and unit level, are detailed in Unit Bylaws. Or contact your department chair or program coordinator to learn other essential information.

Mentoring & Professional Development

Part-time Faculty Mentoring Group

To learn more, visit the Faculty Center’s page devoted to Faculty Mentoring.  Contact: Mark Spinrad, mark.spinrad@unlv.edu.

Online Professional Development Opportunities

UNLV offers virtual opportunities to invest in your learning and growth - available free of charge to all employees. To learn more, click here.

Frequently Requested Items

Full-Time Nontenure-Track Faculty

Below is a summary of information that is frequently requested of our office. For a full list of campus resources and opportunities available to full-time non-tenure track faculty, view the academic faculty manual for full-time nontenure-track faculty.

Policies

Full-time nontenure-track faculty policies and processes that impact your professional experiences are described in NSHE and UNLV bylaws and policy documents:

  • Board of Regents handbook, particularly:
    • Title 2, Chapter 7, Section 2.3: "Rank 0"
  • UNLV Bylaws, particularly:
    • Chapter 1, Section 4.1.1.3: “Nontenure-track Academic Faculty”
    • Chapter 3, Section 6: “Personnel Recommendations for Academic Faculty”
    • Chapter 3, Section 8: “Annual Evaluation of Academic Faculty and Nonacademic Faculty)
    • Chapter 3, Section 9: “Faculty Personnel Files”
    • Chapter 3, Section 16: “Guidelines for Promotion or Appointment to Academic Rank for Academic Faculty”
    • Chapter 3, Section 18: “Guidelines for Rank 0 and Unranked Positions”
  • Appointments & Titles: The titles “Faculty-in-Residence”, “Lecturers”, and “Research Faculty” are used to classify nontenure track academic faculty. Below is a brief description of each type of appointment.
    • Faculty in Residence - The title Faculty in Residence is used for an appointment for individuals with a terminal degree. Faculty in residence are instruction intensive faculty typically assigned to teach 12 credit hours per semester but may receive reassigned time with approval of the chair and dean. Faculty members in residence may be promoted in accordance with the general guidelines for academic rank (i.e., from Assistant Professor in Residence to Associate Professor in Residence and also from Associate Professor in Residence to Professor in Residence).
    • Lecturer - The title of Lecturer is used for an appointment where a terminal degree is not required. Lecturers are instruction intensive faculty typically assigned to teach 12 credit hours per semester. Lecturers can be promoted to Senior Lecturers.
    • Research Faculty - The title of Research Faculty is used for an appointment for individuals with a terminal degree. The primary role of research faculty members is to perform scholarly research and disseminate research findings through applicable mediums (e.g., publications, presentations). Research faculty members may be promoted in accordance with the general guidelines for academic rank (i.e., from Assistant Research Professor to Associate Research Professor and also from Associate Research Professor to Research Professor).

The duties of non-tenure track faculty, particularly faculty-in-residence and lecturers, can vary by unit and are organized into five core areas: teaching, teaching related duties (e.g., advising, mentorship, and curricular enhancements), administrative duties (e.g., undergraduate coordinator, program director), research, or service. Faculty may have duties that fall into one or more areas or have a hybrid of responsibilities. It is important for your department chair/director to document your job duties (i.e., primary, secondary, and tertiary duties) to appropriately and accurately assess your performance and progress towards advancement.

Mentoring & Professional Development

Nontenure-Track Teaching Circle

To learn more, visit the Faculty Center’s page devoted to Faculty Mentoring. Contact: Joanna Kepka at Joanna.kepka@unlv.edu.

Online Professional Development Opportunities

UNLV offers virtual opportunities to invest in your learning and growth - available free of charge to all employees. To learn more, click here.

Faculty Development Leave Program

The goals of the Faculty Development Leave Program are to allow faculty to respond to changes in the goals and mission of an academic program, department/unit, college/school, or university, and to enhance faculty competencies and areas of expertise. To learn more or request a leave, click here.

Promotion

Promotion policies and processes for nontenure-track faculty are governed by the NSHE code, the UNLV Bylaws, and your department’s and college’s unit bylaws/standards. For more information about UNLV’s Tenure and/or Promotion process, visit the tenure/promotion webpage.

Tenure-Track Faculty

Below is a summary of information that is frequently requested of our office. For a full list of campus resources pertaining to tenure-track faculty, please view the Tenure-Track Academic Faculty Manual.

Policies

NSHE Board of Regents Handbook, particularly:

  • Title 2, Chapter 3 “Tenure for University Faculty”

UNLV Bylaws, particularly:

  • Chapter III, Sec. 2 “Workload for Faculty”
  • Chapter III, Sec. 5 “Individual Faculty Responsibilities”
  • Chapter III, Sec. 6 “Personnel Recommendations for Academic Faculty”
  • Chapter III, Sec. 9 “Faculty Personnel Files”
  • Chapter III, Sec. 10 “Guidelines for Academic Faculty Salary Increases”
  • Chapter III, Sec. 16 “Guidelines and Standards for Tenure, Promotion, or Appointment to Academic Rank”

Mentoring & Professional Development

Tenure-Track Faculty Mentoring Group

To learn more, visit the Faculty Center’s page devoted to Faculty Mentoring.  Contact: Brett Levner at brett.levner@unlv.edu.

Online Professional Development Opportunities

UNLV offers virtual opportunities to invest in your learning and growth - available free of charge to all employees. To learn more, click here.

Leadership Development Academy

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost has created the Leadership Development Academy, a proactive, inclusive, and engaged approach to the development of future campus leaders at UNLV. To learn more, click here.

Tenure & Promotion

Tenure and/or promotion policies and processes for tenure-track faculty are governed by the NSHE code, the UNLV Bylaws, and your department’s and college’s unit bylaws/standards. For more information about UNLV’s Tenure and/or Promotion process, visit the tenure/promotion webpage.

Shared Governance

The Faculty Senate is the representative body for academic and administrative faculty at UNLV. To learn more or to become involved, visit the UNLV Faculty Senate webpage.

Temporary Visiting

Below is a summary of information that provides clarification about the role, title, and responsibilities for visiting faculty/temporary appointments at UNLV, and summarizes resources available to visiting faculty members.

Definition

The purpose of a visiting faculty appointment is to bring temporary, short-term faculty to advance the instructional mission of the university. Visiting faculty typically possess a terminal degree.

Titles

Per the college/school or program, the titles for visiting faculty appointments align with those of ladder-rank faculty (e.g., visiting lecturer, visiting assistant professor, visiting associate professor, visiting full professor) and reflect the qualifications, scholarly achievements, knowledge, and experiences of the individual being considered for the position.

Nature of Appointment

Visiting faculty appointments are nontenure-track, short-term, temporary appointments. Visiting appointments are typically one-year or one-semester contracts. Visiting faculty are not eligible to apply for promotion, tenure, professional development leave, or sabbatical.

Essential Duties & Other Responsibilities

The essential duties of a visiting faculty member are primarily to meet the instructional needs of the unit. For visiting faculty appointments, all duties and responsibilities, including expectations and workload, are assigned by the department chair or supervisor. For questions about the full scope of work, the faculty member should contact the unit department chair/supervisor.

Resources

As a visiting faculty member, you will have access to the same university resources provided to other campus faculty, including library privileges, professional development offered through the Faculty Center, a campus email account, a Rebel card, office space, computer equipment and office supplies, a mailbox, and administrative support provided by the unit of hire.

Benefits

The Office of Human Resources provides guidance to help faculty and staff understand and maximize their employee benefits and perks. To determine your benefit eligibility, contact hr@unlv.edu.

Contact

For general questions about the position and role of a visiting faculty member, contact the unit department chair or dean’s office.