(listed by topic)

Policies governing academic personnel are provided in two separate manuals: the University of California Academic Personnel Manual (APM), which contains general, system wide policies, and the UCSD Policy and Procedure Manual (PPM), which contains information on implementing specific academic personnel policies at UCSD.

The listing below provides links to policies arranged by topic. Links to APM sections are provided if the PPM does not address a particular topic, or if a PPM section is under revision. Otherwise, a link to the appropriate PPM section is provided.

Listing of policies by topic

Topic Description Policy
Academic freedom Statement regarding UC’s commitment to freedom of inquiry and research, freedom of teaching, and freedom of expression and publication APM 010
Academic titles Explanation of academic titles utilized at UC APM 112
Academic title codes Links to lists arranged by title code name and number APM 113
Access to academic personnel records Types of information maintained and procedures for requesting access to or amendment of academic personnel records PPM 230-11
Affirmative action  University policy regarding affirmative action, nondiscrimination, and sexual harassment in employment APM 035
Appointment of non-Senate academics (term appointment) Policy for appointments with specified ending dates APM 137
Compensation of academic-year appointees Determination of salary payments to academic-year (nine-month) appointees who hold joint appointments for teaching and research PPM 230-42
Conflict of commitment and outside activities of faculty members Policy on managing potential conflict of commitment for faculty undertaking compensated and uncompensated outside activities (professional and non-professional) APM 025
Definitions of academic personnel terms Glossary of terms used in academic personnel procedures APM 110
Department chairs – appointment and review   Policy and procedures for appointment and review of department chairs PPM 230-2
Discipline/Corrective Action
Standards and procedures for instituting corrective action for or dismissal of non-Senate academic appointees APM 150
Standards for faculty conduct and types of unacceptable faculty conduct subject to University discipline APM 016
Disclosure of financial interest in private sponsors of research Requirements for principal investigators to disclose direct or indirect financial interests in private sponsors of research APM 028
Emeritus titles Circumstances and criteria for conferring emeritus status APM 120
Endowed chairs and professorships Guidelines for establishment and administration of all endowed chairs and professorships PPM 230-8
Faculty code of conduct Code of professional rights, responsibilities, and conduct for university faculty, and university disciplinary procedures APM 015
Faculty privileges and duties Academic freedom in relation to educational planning APM 005
Family accommodations Policies intended to assist academic appointees in balancing the needs of work and family PPM 230-15
Grievance procedures for non-Senate appointees Eligibility criteria and procedures for non-Senate academic appointees to present grievances PPM 230-5
Grievance procedures for Senate appointees Procedures for Senate appointees to present grievances to the Committee on Privilege and Tenure Acad. Senate Bylaw 230
Integrity in research Reaffirmation of University’s standards for intellectual honesty and integrity in research APM 190, Appendix B
Intercampus transfers – salary administration Salary procedures for one-time payments, temporary transfers, and permanent transfers PPM 230-44
Limitation on total period of service in certain academic titles Procedures for determining the number of years toward the eight-year limitation on service in certain titles APM 133
Layoffs and involuntary reductions in time for non-Senate academic appointees Procedures for equitable treatment of appointees in the event of termination or involuntary reduction in time due to lack of work, lack of funds, or discontinuance of a program PPM 230-7
Leaves of absence Policies, procedures, and approval authority charts for leaves for academic appointees at UCSD PPM 230-10
Medical leave Policy on medical leave for academic appointees APM 710
Medical separation Basis and procedures for separation of an academic appointee due to medical reasons APM 080
Near-relative appointments Definition of "near relative" and considerations during recruitment process APM 520
Off-Scale Salaries for Appointments and Advancements Eligibility for and justification, limitation, and adjustment of off-scale salaries APM 620
Recruitment of academic personnel APM 500
Special services to individuals and organizations Policy related to special services by the University or members of its faculty to individuals or organizations (business, industrial, governmental, educational, etc.) APM 020
Termination of appointment for the Professor In Residence series PPM 230-9.1
Termination for Incompetent Performance Standards and procedures by which faculty with tenure or with Security of Employment (SOE) may be terminated for incompetent performance APM 075
Unit 18 Lecturers contract Memoradum of Understanding between the University of California and the University Council AFT
Voting Policy governing faculty voting on academic appointment and review cases (see also Academic Senate Bylaw 55) PPM 230-28, Section VIII
"Whistleblower" policy Reporting and investigating allegations of suspected improper governmental activities APM 190, Appendix A-1
"Whistleblower protection" policy Protection from retaliation for reporting suspected improper governmental activities APM 190, Appendix A-2