"W" agreements provide a mechanism for faculty to waive their rights to probationary status or tenure. Currently W agreements are used in the following types of situations where, because of the special circumstances of the appointments, probationary status or tenure should not occur.
Clinician Educator 60/40 Rule
All new faculty hires that are truly primarily clinical/clinician educators will be clinical discipline track (i.e. Prof of Clinical “discipline”) and will be funded at a minimum ratio of 60% physician surgeon and 40% faculty title. The expectation is that although the Physician Surgeon line provides certain flexibility, the faculty member will remain > 50% FTE. The assumption is total compensation will be consistent and subject to clinical productivity and departmental incentive plans.
This 60/40 split is intended to clarify the primary clinician teacher role, better define tenure versus non-tenured faculty, avoid triggering W agreements prior to promotion to senior rank, and creates the desired consistency required by Campus faculty HR.
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Faculty Affairs.