Clinical faculty may be appointed by colleges that do not have schools or departments and by schools and departments in colleges that have such subunits. The criteria for appointment, for reappointment and nonreappointment, and for promotion for clinical faculty shall be established by the college, school, or department making such appointments and shall be set forth in that unit's appointments, promotion, and tenure document. The criteria must be consistent with the rationale for having clinical faculty in the unit in question and must be distinct from the criteria for tenure-track faculty appointments. However, normally clinical faculty will have an earned doctorate or other terminal degree in the relevant field or equivalent experience. The criteria for appointment, for reappointment and nonreappointment, and for promotion should reflect the importance of the responsibilities of clinical faculty.