ARTP College of Natural and Social Sciences

College of Natural and Social Sciences
Date Approved: September 2008

Consultation

Review of Personnel Policies and Procedures

Recruitment of Probationary Faculty

Appointment of Probationary Faculty

Confidentiality of Personnel Deliberations

Personnel Action Files

Additional:

The College Faculty Policy Committee will be the committee to approve insertion of material into a personnel file after the closure date.

When being reviewed for tenure and/or promotion, the Personnel Information Form shall be cumulative.

Supplemental files of candidates for retention shall focus on the years under review. Work from previous years may be included only if it pertains directly to current activities. Additional materials from previous years may be requested by the appropriate committee if the committee believes they are necessary.

For promotion of candidates to full professor, the supplemental file should not contain materials that relate to promotion to associate professor, unless the materials represent selected significant milestones in career development.

Individualized Professional Plans

College Faculty Evaluation Committees

Additional:

A person cannot serve concurrently on College Committees A and B.

Composition of College Personnel Committees (ARTP)

Committee Title and Responsibilities: Personnel Committee A

The committee shall consider all those eligible for promotion to the rank of professor and elevation to range D and those eligible for reappointment or tenure. Eligibility and criteria for promotion and for retention and tenure are defined in the Faculty Handbook. The committee shall recommend promotion for those deemed worthy. The committee shall recommend reappointment or tenure for those deemed worthy; and, for others, the committee shall recommend against reappointment or that the subsequent year be a terminal year.

Number of Members: five voting and one alternate

The names of all tenured Full Professors and eligible FERPs are to be placed on the Committee A ballot with the exception of the names of those who have served on either Committee A or Committee B in either of the previous two academic years, and current department chairs. Membership is to be determined using a golf-score technique with ties resolved by means of a randomizing process.

At the first meeting of the committee, a chair and secretary shall be elected from its membership. The alternate shall participate fully in all committee discussion except those concerning members of his or her own department and may serve as committee chair or secretary. The alternate shall vote on recommendations only when an elected, regular member of the committee is absent or disqualified.

Number of Alternates: One

The person ranked sixth in the College election shall be the alternate.

Quorum: Five voting members shall constitute a quorum.

Other Relevant Factors, if any: NONE

Committee Title and Responsibilities: Personnel Committee B

The committee shall consider all assistant professors eligible for retention or tenure or for promotion to the rank of associate professor. The committee shall consider all temporary faculty eligible for range elevation to range B and C. Eligibility and criteria for promotion and for retention and tenure are defined in the Faculty Handbook. The committee shall recommend promotion for those deemed worthy. The committee shall recommend reappointment or tenure for those deemed worthy; and, for others, the committee shall recommend against reappointment or that the subsequent year be a terminal year.

Number of Members: five voting and one alternate

The names of all tenured Full and Associate Professors and eligible FERPs are to be placed on the Committee B ballot with the exception of the names of those who have served on either Committee A or Committee B in either of the previous two academic years, and current department chairs. Membership is to be determined using a golf-score technique with ties resolved by means of a randomizing process.

At the first meeting of the committee, a chair and secretary shall be elected from its membership. The alternate shall participate fully in all committee discussion except those concerning members of his or her own department and may serve as committee chair or secretary. The alternate shall vote on recommendations only when an elected, regular member of the committee is absent or disqualified.

Number of Alternates: One

The person ranked sixth in the College election shall be the alternate.

Quorum: Five voting members shall constitute a quorum.

Other Relevant Factors, if any: NONE

Committee Procedures

Additional:

The NSS Dean is not to participate in the RTP committee deliberations except for purposes of clarification of policy.

Review of Faculty Holding Joint Appointments and of Faculty Active in Interdisciplinary Programs

Evaluation of Permanent Instructional Faculty

Additional:

Appropriate Category B activities will be determined by each Department.

As a requirement for satisfactory performance in Category C, a faculty member must participate in academic governance and take part in departmental faculty meetings. Contributions to the larger community to fulfill the mission of the University are encouraged. It is the responsibility of the Department Chair and faculty member to have the appropriate supporting documentation in the personnel file before its closure.

Faculty are encouraged to emphasize achievements that pertain directly to work completed while at CSULA given that these accomplishments will be the basis of decisions on tenure, promotion, and range elevation.

Only tenured faculty members can conduct classroom observations for tenure-track faculty.

Eligibility for Tenure and Promotion

Additional:

The appropriate terminal degree(s) for the College is/are: Ph.D., Doctor of Science, Doctor of Public Administration, M.D. when combined with a research thesis, Ed.D. in appropriate discipline.

The appropriate College Committee to make recommendations on the in lieu statement is: Faculty Policy Committee.

In the College of Natural and Social Sciences, there is no professional or vocational equivalent to the terminal degrees listed.

Procedures for Nomination and Recommendation for Promotion

Oral Testimony

Appointment of Temporary Faculty

Evaluation of Temporary Faculty

Consideration for Range Elevation

Additional:

For evaluation of instructional performance for consideration for range elevation, temporary faculty must have at least three (3) different means of evaluation including student opinion surveys and classroom
observations. These observations will occur at the minimum at least once each review cycle, and the procedures to be followed will be established by each Department. Temporary faculty must have student opinion surveys conducted in all classes taught.

Satisfactory performance in Category A and at least satisfactory performance in Categories B and/or C is required for range elevation. Each Department shall determine suitable activities for Categories B and C using the lists of possible activities for evaluating full-time faculty located in each Department's ARTP document.

Evidence of professional activity may include but not be limited to publications or papers delivered at professional conferences, attendance at meetings, etc. For each category of evidence cited, appropriate proof must be provided either in the form of copies of papers, articles, programs, off-prints, etc.

Review of College Personnel Procedures