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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Courtesy Appointments in Department of Extension

Any department faculty member may propose a 0% FTE (courtesy) appointment for a tenure-track, professional practice, or research faculty member from another Ohio State department. A proposal that describes the uncompensated academic service to the department justifying the appointment is considered by the department Promotion and Tenure Committee. 

In general, non-salaried faculty are eligible to:

  • teach Extension/outreach educational programs,
  • develop educational materials,
  • attend and participate in faculty and departmental meetings,
  • serve on departmental committees, including search committees for regular faculty, and
  • serve as project leaders and principal investigators on funding proposals.

See additional details on pages 8 and 11 of the Department of Extension Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure (APT) document (2018) posted on the Ohio State Office of Academic Affairs website

Updated - February 2022
Reviewed - April 2015
Updated - July 2014

Original reference: Department of Extension APT document (2009)