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    Affirmative Action Plan


    Authorization to Recruit: Also known as Search Authorization


    The faculty data base system used by all schools for maintaining official faculty records.


    Duke University Medical Center


    Duke University School of Medicine|

    Faculty Handbook

    The Duke University Faculty Handbook, “contains policies and procedures pertinent to faculty at Duke University. … Because of the range of subject matters and authority for them, these policies and procedures are subject to change at any time. Revisions to the Faculty Handbook will be incorporated periodically. Duke faculty are responsible for checking the website to keep abreast of alterations and additions.” Faculty Handbook, title page.


    Memorandum of Understanding- a document between two parties (e.g. school/school, department/department, or individual/department) outlining the terms of a cooperative agreement.

    Nomenclature Committee

    This committee proposed the establishment of regular rank, non-tenure track titles in the late 1980s. Its recommendations as amended were adopted by the University Faculty on January 17, 1991.

    Office of Institutional Equity

    The Duke office charged with providing “institutional leadership in enhancing respectful, diverse and inclusive work and learning environments for the Duke Community” (OIE homepage).

    Opportunity Hire

    An appointment opportunity that arises outside the normal cycle of faculty development planning and recruitment. The Provost must waive in writing the requirement for an open faculty search in these cases.


    Private Diagnostic Clinic: It is within this umbrella organization that the 750 physician-partners of the Private Diagnostic Clinic, PLLC, in DUMC operate.


    Personnel SubAreas: A coding convention in the HR/Payroll system which reflect is used in determining benefits.


    The Southern Associate of Colleges and Schools is the regional body for the accreditation of degreegranting higher education institutions in the Southern states.

    UIC University Institutes and Centers