From the 2011-12 Academic Articles
Article III, The Faculty
The faculty consists of the President; the academic officers identified in Article II; the teaching and research faculty; the research faculty; the library faculty; the special professional faculty; and other faculty as designated in subsection (f).
Subsection (d) Special Professional Faculty
Members of the special professional faculty have the ranks of professional specialist, associate professional specialist, and assistant professional specialist. Regardless of their rank, members of the special professional faculty may additionally be designated as teaching professor, clinical professor, or professor of the practice (with the appropriate rank) if approved as set forth in this subsection (d). Special professional faculty designated as teaching professor are engaged primarily in instruction. Special professional faculty designated as clinical professor are engaged in the instruction and supervision of students in training for professional practice. Special professional faculty designated as professor of the practice are normally engaged both in teaching and in research and other creative work.
In cases initiated by an academic department, if the chairperson approves such designation after consultation with the department, the chairperson sends a written recommendation to the Dean. If the Dean approves the designation, he or she sends a written recommendation to the Provost. The Provost or the Provost’s designee renders the final decision. In cases initiated by the director of a University Institute or any other academic organization authorized by the Provost to appoint special professional faculty, if the director approves such designation, the director sends a written recommendation to the Provost. The Provost or the Provost’s designee renders the final decision after consultation with the appropriate academic department(s) or school(s).
Subsection (e) Regular Faculty
[excerpt] Members of the faculty described in subsections (a) through (d) are regular faculty.
Subsection (f) Other Faculty
[excerpt] Besides the regular faculty, other members of the faculty include visiting, adjunct, concurrent, guest, and retired faculty.