Employee Status Definitions

Full-time Faculty are individuals who are employed at least 35 hours per week. Full-time faculty are eligible to participate in Goodwin University’s benefit programs, subject to the terms, conditions and limitations of each benefit program. All Goodwin University Deans work a minimum of 35 hours weekly. Deans and Program Directors will be treated as full-time faculty for purposes of paid time off.

Academic Deans and Program Directors are individuals who are employed at least 35 hours per week. Full-time department chairs are eligible to participate in Goodwin University’s benefit programs, subject to the terms, conditions, and limitations of each benefit program.

Part-time Faculty are individuals who are regularly scheduled for fewer than 35 hours per week. 

Adjunct Faculty are individuals who are employed on a semester-basis to teach courses for a specific dollar amount per course, as outlined in a contract letter from the academic department. Adjunct faculty are ineligible to participate in Goodwin University’s benefit programs, with the exception of the Goodwin University tuition remission program, and those required by federal and state law. Adjuncts will be considered inactive during the semesters in which they are not teaching.

Professor Emeritus:  The President may confer the title of Emeritus upon a retiring professor who has a minimum of twenty years of full-time service, and is recognized for his/her honorable and distinguished contribution to the Goodwin University community.  As Professor Emeritus, this individual is expected to continue to participate in the intellectual and cultural life of the University in a manner that is meaningful to him/her, and be a positive advocate for the University.  While Professor Emeritus is not a paid or benefits-eligible position, the individual may be allowed to enjoy some employee perks.  Please see the Provost/Dean of Faculty or Human Resources, for more information.