Policy IV-A: Definitions

Policy IV-A: Definitions

For the purpose of this manual the following terms are defined:

Administrative Personnel

Those persons employed on 12-month administrative contracts and whose assignments require the performance of work directly related to management, policies or general business operations of the institution; whose assignments require the exercise of discretion and independent judgment; and direct the work of others. Administrative personnel include Division Chairs, Directors, Registrars, Deans, Vice Presidents, Presidents and District Administrators.


Those persons, including department chairs, who are employed for the purpose of conducting instruction.

Full-Time Faculty Members

Those persons employed by 9-, 10 1/2-, or 12-month contracts for the purpose of instruction.

Adjunct Faculty Members

Those noncontracted persons employed for instruction whose assignment may be one class or more.

Professional (non-faculty)

Those persons whose assignments require either college graduation or experience of such kind and amount as to provide a comparable background. This includes those persons with assignments that require specialized professional training who are not included under the administrative or faculty categories. Professional (nonfaculty) employees may be contracted.

Classified Staff

Those persons employed to provide necessary support services for the college. The categories involved covered various levels and grades which include clerical, secretarial, technical, para-professional, skilled crafts and service maintenance.


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Adopted Date:

 March 2, 1981

Revision/Reviewed Date:

 May 2, 1994

Effective Date:

 March 2, 1981 and May 2, 1994

Associated Procedure: