These Bylaws and Rules are the official statement of the organizational structure and the rules of governance and procedures of the Faculty of the School of Medicine, University of Louisville. This document has two parts: The Bylaws and Appendicies to the Bylaws.
This document contains nine appendices for the Bylaws & Rules of the School of Medicine document.
The purpose of this document is to present the criteria and procedures employed within the School of Medicine (the Unit) for evaluation of promotion, appointment and tenure requests and for periodic career reviews. The document specifies minimum acceptable levels of teaching, research and service. Appendix A provides definition and examples of proficiency, excellence and scholarship in the areas of research, teaching and service. Appendix B states the policy on the appointment, promotion, retention and recognition of gratis faculty.
Entrepreneurial Leave Policy - Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
SBIR grants provide one mechanism for faculty members to participate in small business startups.
The University of Louisville's policy implements the provisions of the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. The policy provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave of absence in a 12-month period as required by FMLA upon request by an eligible employee.
Maternity leave is handled the same as any other medical leave. It requires the appropriate medical documentation for the duration of the leave.
In November 1988, the Board of Trustees authorized the up to one-half year of base salary (six months for those on annual appointment; one semester for those on academic year appointments) for Board appointed faculty and administrators.
Effective November 1, 1995, the Board of Trustees approved a paid Parental Leave policy for University faculty and staff.
This policy has been established for the mutual benefit of the university and of individual faculty members. It provides eligible full-time tenured faculty and term track faculty paid from general funds with an attractive option for gradual reduction in university responsibilities as they near retirement.
The Redbook is the official statement of the organizational structure, the rules of governance and procedures, and the University-wide policies of the University of Louisville. It is the final, published authority under the Board of Trustees, and its policies and procedures and those contained in the resolutions of the Board govern all actions of the University and all relations with the University, including administrative and faculty contracts. The Redbook covers: Organization and Operation of the Board of Trustees and the Board of Overseers; Organization and Operation of the University Administration; Organization and Governance of the Academic Programs, Faculty Personnel Policies; Staff Organization and Personnel Policies; Student Governance and Student Affairs Administration; and Revision of The Redbook.
Redbook Amendment - Section 4.2.2.C - Extension of Probationary Period (effective 9/2/2010)
A faculty member who faces extenuating circumstances that do not require a leave of absence but result in a significant reduction in ability to perform normal duties (such as personal illness, the birth or adoption of a child, or care of an ill family member) may request an extension of the probationary period for no less than six months and no more than one year. A second extension may be granted for a second extenuating circumstance. An extension shall not be granted more than two (2) times within the probationary period of a faculty member. Such extensions mut be requested and approved before the end of the fifth year of the probationary period and must have documentation satisfactory to the Executive Vice President and University Provost.
The Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Public Health (HSC Schools) benefit from an infusion of extramural funds. The HSC Schools expect faculty to include salary support on grants and contracts when appropriate to their discipline and faculty work assignment. While some baseline of extramural funding is expected for many HSC faculty, obtaining funds in excess of that baseline is the objective of this plan. This document outlines an incentive plan to encourage faculty to achieve additional extramural funding.
The sabbatical leave is recognized as a serious professional responsibility and shall be utilized for activities that will improve the faculty member's contribution to the University's mission. This document outlines the requirements and guidelines for sabbatical leaves.
This document outlines the procedures for the full-time faculty's annual review. This review is used for enhancement of the quality of faculty performance and consideration of performance-based salary increases.
All full-time faculty members of the School of Medicine are required to participate in the Professional Practice Plan as a condition of their employment with the University of Louisville.
To ensure high quality doctoral and master's graduate education programs, the School of Medicine maintains minimum guidelines for admission and performance of doctoral and master's level graduate students, for faculty involvement in doctoral and master's graduate education and for proper academic administration.
The University of Louisville School of Medicine is committed to the need for mutual respect as an underlying tenet for how its members should relate to one another.
It is expected that every employye, in conducting the affairs of the University of Louisville, will comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws as well as the policies and procedures of the University of Louisville.
The Conflict of Interest (COI) Office provides oversight of institution and coverred individual activities to help preserve the integrity of the academic, business, clinical, and research missions of the University.
This defines the different types of appointments a faculty member might hold.
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for documentation of medical absences of faculty and administrators in academic units and other departments reporting to the Office of the Provost.