Full-time faculty are eligible to receive employment contracts of up to three academic years in length. The contract is in the form of a letter of appointment that incorporates the policies, duties, responsibilities and other information contained in this handbook. An appointment is to a specific department and, in some cases, to a section or concentration within that department. With the issuance of an initial contractual letter of appointment, faculty members are given access to the CCS Handbook for Full-Time Faculty, including revisions through the date of delivery. The handbook is available on Blackboard. In certain circumstances, a faculty member may be employed without a contractual letter of appointment. In such a case, the faculty member is employed at-will, and either CCS or the employee may terminate the relationship, with or without cause, at any time.