ARTP Department of Civil Engineering

College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
Department of Civil Engineering
Date Approved: September 2008

 

Confidentiality of Personnel Deliberations

Composition of Departmental Personnel Committees (Probationary and Temporary Appointment, Retention, Tenure, and Promotion, and Evaluation of Temporary, Probationary and Tenured Faculty)

Composition of Departmental Personnel Committees

The department annually elects 2 personnel committees.

The probationary and tenured faculty members of the department or equivalent unit shall elect a peer review committee(s) of tenured faculty members. When there are insufficient eligible members to serve on the peer committee, the department shall elect members from a related academic discipline(s).

(The Committees, as a whole, must take responsibility for the following tasks: Probationary Appointment; Temporary Appointment; Retention, Tenure and Promotion; Range Elevation; Evaluation of Temporary Faculty; Evaluation of Probationary Faculty; Evaluation of Tenured Faculty (Post-Tenure review); Evaluation for Request to Emeritus status; and Collaboration on the Development of Individual Professional Plans. It is required that each unit indicate below which Committee is responsible for each of these tasks.)

Committee Titles and Responsibilities

Number of Members

(at least 3; all tenured full time)

(Indicate if must be (full) professor rank)

Number of Alternates

(1 or more; all tenured full-time)*

(Indicate if must be (full) professor rank)

Department RTP Committee

Evaluation of probationary, tenured, and part-time faculty for retention, tenure, and promotion.
Consultation on individual
professional plans. Evaluation of temporary faculty for range elevation

Three (3)

All members are tenured full professors

One (1)

The alternate is a  tenured full professor

Department Appointment Committee

Evaluation, and recommendation of Probationary and Temporary full time appointments

Three (3)

All members are tenured full professors (1 probationary faculty member may be elected)

One (1)

The alternate is a tenured full professor

 

Eligibility for Committee Service and Balloting

Recruitment of Probationary Faculty

Appointment of Probationary Faculty

Personnel Action Files

Individualized Professional Plans

Eligibility for Tenure and Promotion

Area of Specialization Terminal Degree
Fields in Civil Engineering Doctorate

 

Evaluation of Permanent Instructional Faculty

Additional:

  1. Publications including: Books or other teaching materials; Research papers; Non-technical papers
  2. Participation in professional societies: Elective office; Fellow status; Committee membership; Recipient of special awards
  3. Evidence of presentations at scholarly meetings
  4. Honors and recognition received
  5. Evidence of maintaining technical currency through short courses, seminars, and professional meetings
  6. Research and student training grants received
  7. California professional registration in Civil Engineering

Committee Procedures

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

Student Consultation in Academic Personnel Processes

Additional:

The Student Opinion Survey will be administered in each of the courses taught by a non-tenured faculty member.

In the case of tenured faculty, the Student Opinion Survey will be administered in a minimum of two (2) courses annually.

Oral Testimony

Role of Department/Division/School Chair or Director

Appointment of Temporary Faculty

Evaluation of Temporary Faculty

Additional:

Evaluation of teaching performance based upon classroom observations shall be conducted by the department chair or members of the department personnel committee.

The criteria to be used to evaluate currency in the field include:

  1. Student Opinion Surveys.
  2. Observation of Teaching.
  3. At least one (1) other source of information, such as course syllabi, instructional materials, assessment methods, assignments, evidence of student work and accomplishments, and signed letters from students.
  4. Academic and scholarly contributions to the faculty member's profession and field, that are externally evaluated and published.
  5. Presentations before meetings of scholarly and professional societies.
  6. Participation of activities of scholarly or professional societies, such as elective office, committee membership, receipt of special awards, and chairing of conference sessions.

Consideration for Three-Year Appointments

Consideration for Range Elevation

Additional:

The evaluations for Range Elevation must include:

  1. Satisfactory teaching performance based on
    1. A summary of the quantitative response to the "Student Opinion Survey on Instruction."
    2. Evaluation of teaching performance based upon an observation conducted by the department chair, or members of the department personnel committee.
    3. At least one (1) other source of information, such as course syllabi, instructional materials, assessment methods, assignments evidence of student work and accomplishments, and signed letters from students.
  2. Evidence of appropriate professional development and professional accomplishments.
  3. Evidence of appropriate contributions to the university community.

Review of Department Personnel Procedures