Title Series and Rank
The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse uses two separate title series for its instructional academic staff members.
The Lecturer title series provides formal classroom or laboratory instruction in an academic discipline, either independently or under the general supervision of a faculty member. Effective delivery of instructional material, testing and grading are the primary duties of a lecturer. The degree of involvement in course and curriculum development, advising and other service to the university differs significantly based on title prefix and departmental policy. Research is not conducted by employees in this title series as part of their job duties or expectations.
Many of the staff in the Health Professions area do not meet the traditional model of tenure-track faculty, but they meet the accreditation standards in these areas that require a practitioner/teacher model.
To address this, the Clinical Professor title series has been approved and is in use at UW-L for members of the instructional academic staff in the Health Professions programs where a large component of the program and accreditation requires the employee to be heavily involved in ongoing practice and maintenance of current skills in the delivery of patient services, as well as teaching and supervising students in the program. While teaching is the main focus, time allocated to research and/or clinical practice will vary.