Academic & Faculty Affairs Policies

  • Policy Number:1025


    Regent Policy 4.B requires that each campus have a process for the discontinuance of academic units and degree programs consistent with the CU System Administrative Policy Statement. This policy defines that process.

    Keywords:eliminate terminate termination

  • Policy Number:1013


    This policy outlines the process for an administrator returning to a faculty or other position to receive compensation commensurate with actual duties and responsibilities and consistent with existing University rules, policies and agreements.

    Keywords:expertise prior experience standing

  • Policy Number:1007


    The purpose of this policy is to establish the compensation principles and minimum amounts for recognizing these milestones in a faculty member’s career.

    Keywords:minimum salary increments

  • Policy Number:1030


    The purpose of this policy is to outline requirements to track, justify and manage the risks of off-campus course offerings at the homes of faculty.

    Keywords:home off-campus off-site

  • Policy Number:1001


    This campus policy was developed in accordance with the requirement that each campus develop processes for creating and naming Academic Programs as outlined in Regent Policy 4.B.3 and APS 1041.

    1001s - Approval Requirements for New Degree and New Certificates

    Keywords:Establish New Program

  • Policy Number:1000


    This Policy responds to APS 1019 and sets a process for program review across the campuses.

    Keywords:Academic external periodic process PRP

  • Policy Number:1012


    The intent of this policy is to provide a framework for academic units to grant differentiated workloads to faculty.

    Keywords:workload assignment

  • Policy Number:1010


    This policy sets forth procedures for nominating candidates at University of Colorado Denver and University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus for consideration for designation as distinguished professors.

    Keywords:award faculty honors nomination

  • Policy Number:1037


    This policy provides guidance and standards for faculty and staff traveling domestically under the auspice of the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus (the “University”) for the purpose of university service-related trips, study, data gathering, field experiments, and other forms of research, and recognizes two types of campus- related domestic travel.

    Keywords:domestic non-university off-campus overnight travel

  • Policy Number:1040


    The purpose of this policy is to set forth procedures for the establishment and approval of Centers and to provide for the renaming of existing organizations, if appropriate, as determined by campus administrations.

    Keywords:approval establishing organizations research

  • Policy Number:1026


    This policy creates a campus-wide standard and sets common expectations for the appointment of all instructional faculty hired at the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and also meets the accreditation standards adopted by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in June 2015.

    Keywords:appointments employment expectations Experience HLC qualifications

  • Policy Number:1999


    These guidelines define extended studies and funding rules.

    Keywords:credit funding non-funding

  • Policy Number:1005


    The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for faculty compensation at CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

    Keywords:additional remuneration grievance pay salaries salary

  • Policy Number:1006


    This policy establishes process and authority for various types of faculty compensation as allowed by Regents laws and policies, university administrative and fiscal policies, and federal regulations for grants and contracts.

    Keywords:additional pay faculty salaries remuneration salary grievance salary setting process

  • Policy Number:1011


    This policy defines the process for granting emeritus/emerita status to a faculty member with the rank of Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Senior Instructor, or Instructor.

    Keywords:retain title retirement special privileges

  • Policy Number:1008


    This policy is intended to guide the process for faculty transfer from one unit of the University of Colorado Denver to another unit within the University of Colorado Denver. It applies to all faculty with an appointment of .50 percent effort or greater.

    Keywords:checklist MOU move retain unit

  • Policy Number:1017

    Status:Under Review

    This policy requires the CU Denver academic calendar to include a week-long Fall Break during the week in November in which Thanksgiving falls. In both the Fall and Spring Breaks, the University is open but classes do not meet.

    Keywords:Holiday Schedule time off

  • Policy Number:1021


    The purpose of this policy is to outline the requirements for tenure faculty appointments and the processes for appointment, reappointment, and promotion.

    Keywords:faculty hires with tenure RTP review

  • Policy Number:1002


    This policy outlines the hiring process of all full-time faculty job titles in the 1100, 1200, 1300, and 1400 job code series, excluding 1309 and 1310 (Professional Research Assistants) in compliance with the institution’s Affirmative Action Program and state law.

    Keywords:onboarding on-boarding

  • Policy Number:1019


    The purpose of this policy is to outline the general requirements for Instructional, Research, and Clinical (IRC) faculty appointments and the processes for appointment, reappointment, and promotion.

    Keywords:CTT non-tenure track NTT

  • Policy Number:1035

    Status:Under Review

    This policy provides guidance for faculty and staff concerning University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus-related or sponsored international travel, whether by faculty or staff or faculty accompanied by students.

    Keywords:abroad compliance countries foreign travelers

  • Policy Number:1027


    This policy outlines a selection and approval process for multi-year contracts for both teaching faculty and librarians.

    Keywords:contract terms library faculty probationary

  • Policy Number:1015


    This policy explains the obligation of The University of Colorado Denver to provide an orientation to the university and to introduce its policies and procedures for new faculty.

    Keywords:member requirements

  • Policy Number:1028


    This policy sets forth the requirements for performance review processes for all non-tenure track faculty at CU Denver and CU Anschutz.

    Keywords:annual clinical evaluation Lecturer periodic

  • Policy Number:1036


    This policy outlines the oversight responsibility of the Office of International Affairs for all university-related international travel undertaken by University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus faculty, students, staff, and non-university-affiliated travelers accompanying university international travelers.

    Keywords:international risk office of international affairs review travel activities travelers

  • Policy Number:1050


    As is required by APS 1022, this policy describes the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus procedures for peer evaluation during PTR and for appeals of the PTR evaluation.

    Keywords:accountability development fund award peer review PIA professional improvement agreement

  • Policy Number:1023


    This policy outlines the procedures to ensure the privacy of employees and students regarding voluntary disclosures for reporting purposes.

    Keywords:data disclosure privacy

  • Policy Number:1004


    This policy outlines the procedures of evaluations of tenure track faculty at all levels for comprehensive reappointment review and for tenure and promotion in accordance with the University of Colorado’s APS 1022, Standards, Processes, and Procedures for Comprehensive Review, Tenure, Post-Tenure Review and Promotion.

    Keywords:advisory committee appointment length candidate nomination external review

  • Policy Number:1003


    This policy lays out principles for the distribution of certain University funds to support faculty research and scholarly/creative activities.

    Keywords:Faculty support

  • Policy Number:1009


    This policy outlines definitions and procedures for Research Postdoctoral Fellows/Trainees (also sometimes called postdocs, postdoctoral scholars, or “regular fellows,”) who constitute one of the mainstays of the research enterprise at the CU Denver Campus and CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

    Keywords:​trainees graduate school

  • Policy Number:1020


    This policy describes the responsibilities, appointment procedures, terms of appointment, evaluation, orientation, and compensation for chairs of academic departments within a School or College. 

    Keywords:Academic Chairs Department Administrator Unit Leadership

  • Policy Number:1029


    The purpose of this policy is to set the parameters for providing notice of non-renewal for faculty holding other than tenured or at-will appointments at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.

    Keywords:Non-reappointment non-tenured

  • Policy Number:1031

    Status:Under Review

    This policy outlines the requirements for a course syllabus in order for it to be an essential component of good teaching, student learning, and outcomes assessment as well as a guide used in the resolution of conflicts that may arise between students and their instructors.

    Keywords:courses syllabi template