Certain academic titles require Board of Regents approval before the individual can begin work. The Office of Academic Personnel gathers new administrative, academic, and endowed appointments and presents them to the Board of Regents for approval. To ensure your unit is in compliance with policy, please process appointments and titles well in advance of the intended start date and at least 3 weeks prior to the Board of Regents meeting preceding the start date of the appointment.

Administrative Appointments

Individuals with the following administrative appointments must be approved by the Board of Regents.

Acting Associate Dean
Acting Chair
Acting Chancellor
Acting Dean
Acting Director
Acting Vice Chancellor
Associate Dean
Associate Vice Chancellor
Campus Dean


Divisional Dean

Interim Campus Dean
Interim Provost
Vice Chancellor

Academic Appointments

Individuals with new academic appointments in the following tracks and titles must be approved by the Board of Regents.

Professorial Titles
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor

Professor Tenure Track
Associate Professor Tenure Track

Research Professor
Research Associate Professor
Research Assistant Professor

Professor WOT
Associate Professor WOT
Assistant Professor WOT


Instructional (And Non-Professorial Teaching) Titles 
Senior Artist in Residence
Artist in Residence
Professor of Practice

Senior Lecturer Full-Time
Lecturer Full-Time

Visiting Titles
Visiting Professor
Visiting Associate Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor

Other Specialized Titles
Clinical Professor, Dental Pathway
Clinical Associate Professor, Dental Pathway
Clinical Assistant Professor, Dental Pathway

ROTC Professor WOT
ROTC Associate Professor WOT
ROTC Assistant Professor WOT


Endowed Appointments

Individuals with new endowed appointments (except endowed fellowships) must be approved by the Board of Regents.