Courtesy Joint (Non-Budgetary) Appointments

A department may offer a courtesy appointment to a faculty member in another department or college of the University. Any recommendation to offer a faculty member a courtesy appointment should be based on his or her active, ongoing contribution to the host department, whether a matter of record or anticipated. The joint appointee’s role in the host department may include such activities as the teaching of cross-listing of courses, service on graduate thesis or dissertation committees, collaboration on research, assistance in the recruitment of faculty and graduate students, and participation in seminars and colloquia. When a faculty member’s home department recommends that he or she be promoted, if that faculty member holds a courtesy appointment in another unit, the unit executive officer of the department in which the courtesy appointment is held must also write a letter of endorsement to be included in the faculty member’s promotion and tenure dossier.