Appointment as a Visiting Lecturer is dependent on departmental registration and may not be finalized until registration is completed. Appointment is a one-semester arrangement and does not imply that the same person will be employed to teach the course each time it is offered. All appointments or reappointments of Visiting Lecturers are made by the University with the understanding that the employment of the individual shall end unconditionally on the ending date indicated in the appointment letter. Reappointments are made solely at the discretion of the University. Visiting Lecturer appointments may be terminated at any time with cause. Visiting Lecturers holding employment in multiple departments must have approval of all appropriate administrative supervisors. Visiting Lecturers for whom English is a second language must demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication prior to their appointment (See Assessment and Certification of Faculty English Proficiency Policy under Employment section.)
Visiting Lecturers and Graduate Teaching Assistants are evaluated each semester for effective instruction, appropriate course syllabus, and compliance with academic policies and procedures. At a minimum, evaluation factors should include results from the SEI and other factors such as meeting and dismissing class on time, submitting grades and other documents in a timely manner, consideration of course content and rigor, maintaining office hours, and providing student assistance. Further information and requirements are available from the respective department head or dean.