A faculty member assigned to an administrative position shall not, by reason of that assignment, be deprived of tenure nor limited in any way from normal progress toward tenure. The probationary period toward the achievement of tenure will continue if a faculty member holds an administrative appointment and an academic rank concurrently, and this faculty member shall be evaluated for tenure using the criteria specified by the tenure-granting unit in which the faculty member holds academic rank. The administrative functions, titles, salaries, and annual periods of employment of such individuals shall be distinct and severable from their academic ranks.
Tenure does not apply to administrative positions. If faculty members holding such positions have tenure, it is held in accordance with their appointments in academic units. An academic unit with authority to initiate tenure recommendations may recommen d for tenure in that unit an administrator who does not hold full-time appointment in that unit.