In the fall 2016 semester, the Board of Regents introduced a new title series, Professor of Instruction, to Regents’ Rule 31001: Faculty Appointments and Titles. Since the introduction, deans from across campus expressed interest in being able to leverage this title series within their non-tenure track faculty. Implementing a new title series requires careful considerations.
To address those considerations, Provost McInnis assembled a campus-wide task force that includes non-tenure and tenured faculty from each of the colleges and schools on the UT Austin campus. The task force will work to develop recommendations for guidelines that address current issues and future changes that need to be made for faculty holding non-tenure positions.