Academic Personnel Certificate Program

Academic Leaves

Academic employees are eligible for a variety of types of leaves, covered by a wide range of policies and procedures. This class will cover leaves including sabbatical, medical leaves, research leaves, active-service-modified-duty, and personal leaves. Resources and best practices will also be discussed.

Academic Recruitments

The first step in hiring an academic employee is the recruitment process. This class will cover all aspects of academic recruitment including: how to conduct a search, UCRecruit, search waivers, policies and procedures, and best practices.

Additional Compensation

Additional Compensation is any compensation paid to an academic appointee by the University in excess of their full-time salary. The policies concerning payment of additional compensation vary greatly depending on the type of payment. This course will cover policies, procedures and best practices for a wide range of types of additional compensation. This course is intended for those unfamiliar with additional compensation or those pursuing the certificate.

Introduction to Academic Personnel

This class will provide an overview of all academic titles, processes and policies. Ladder faculty as well as temporary teaching and research titles will be discussed. Other topics will include academic terminology, appropriate use of the various academic titles, salary administration and the review process. This class is a prerequisite for all other classes for individuals who wish to obtain a certificate.

Research Appointments

This class provides in-depth information on academic personnel policies and procedures related to academic research titles including Researchers, Project Scientists, Specialists and Postdoctoral Scholars. Topics covered include: preparation of appointment, merit and promotion cases, reappointments and modifications, and best practices.