Creation and Adaption of new APT
As part of the most recent APT revision, the Senate in close collaboration with the BOT, expanded the professorial series to create full time lines for faculty off the tenure track (Section 2.2 in APT). Prior to this DU had mostly lecturers on one-year contracts. The series of faculty include: tenure-line, professorial series in university libraries, teaching, clinical, professor of the practice, research professor, adjunct, and visiting. Any faculty can have a visiting option. While the creation of these series was a debated topic, it is a pride point by many that DU reduced the contingency of our faculty and created multi-year contracts and a promotion pathway. At the time the promotion approach was modeled on tenure-track faculty.