ARTP Department of Economics & Statistics

College of Business & Economics
Department of Economics & Statistics
Date Approved: July 2018

 

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 1 personnel committee.

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)

Faculty Affairs

Committee

3 Full Professors 1 Full Professor

Department Search Committee

 

3 Full time Tenured faculty members (1 Probationary Faculty member may be elected) 1 to 3 Members

Additional:

Faculty Affairs Committees

a) STRUCTURE

    The Department Faculty Affairs Committee shall consist of three tenured full-time faculty unit employees with the
    rank of (full) professor elected by the faculty of the Department. A quorum shall consist of three members of the
    committee. The Committee shall elect its own chairperson. The elected chairperson shall serve as secretary of the
    Committee. the term of membership shall be one year, beginning with the first meeting of the fall semester. All those
    on the ballot of the Faculty Affairs Committee who are not elected will be considered alternates, in rank order according

    to votes received.

    All probationary and tenured faculty unit employees shall be eligible to vote in the election for members of the
    Department Faculty Affairs Committee, including those participating in the Faculty Early Retirement Program
    who are teaching during the semester in which the election takes place. In the election for members of the Committee,
    all tenured full-time faculty unit employees with the rank of (full) professor in the Department of Economics and Statistics
    are eligible to be elected and their names shall appear on the ballot. There shall be at least two names on the ballot for
    each position to be filled. Faculty members at the rank of (full) professor from outside of the Department shall be
    candidates if necessary. Members serving on the College Faculty Affairs Committee are not eligible to serve on the

    Department Faculty Affairs Committee.

b) THE CHARGE TO THE DEPARTMENT FACULTY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

  1. To make recommendations to the College Faculty Affairs Committee on promotion, retention and tenure matters of all temporary and full-time faculty unit employees. In such matters, all motions are to be placed in the affirmative and recommendations shall be by majority vote of the committee. An abstention shall be counted as a negative vote.
  2. To carry out five year post-tenure evaluations of full-time faculty at the rank of Associate and Full Professor in the Department.
  3. To review and make recommendation on requests for emeritus status for retiring faculty.
  4. To collaborate with faculty in the preparation of individual professional plans.
  5. To make recommendations to, or to be consulted by, the Department Chairperson, regarding the review and evaluation of the performance of presently employed temporary faculty members.
  6. To make recommendations to the appropriate administrator concerning the evaluation of temporary faculty for Range Elevation.
  7. To develop and recommend personnel policies and procedures to the Department.
  8. To handle other matters that are related to faculty welfare, including assurance that the Department seeks to achieve the short and long-range diversity goals of the university.

c) SUBCOMMITTEES

    The Department Faculty Affairs Committee may establish ad hoc subcommittees as needs arise. Such subcommittees
    shall not be concerned with personnel matters.

Eligibility for Committee Service and Balloting

Additional:

The department chair is excluded from all faculty evaluation committees.

Recruitment of Probationary Faculty

Appointment of Probationary Faculty

Personnel Action Files

Individualized Professional Plans

Eligibility for Tenure and Promotion

Area of Specialization Terminal Degree
Economics Doctorate in Economics
Statistics Doctorate in Economics with a field in Statistics or Econometrics

Evaluation of Permanent Instructional Faculty

Additional:

Category B: Activities considered appropriate as "scholarly and creative activities" for the discipline are:

  • Publication of refereed articles in academic journals of generally recognized quality
  • Conference proceeding publications
  • Publications of scholarly books or chapters in scholarly books
  • Service on editorial boards of journals
  • Presentation at conferences or other professional meetings
  • Awards, Fellowships, Contracts or Grants Received

The Department of Economics and Statistics has the following requirements which are in addition to the minimum College criteria:

In order to be recommended for tenure, a candidate must demonstrate a potential for promotion to a higher academic rank. In the evaluation for promotion, a higher quality of total performance is required for promotion to the next higher rank than was required for promotion to the preceding rank.

The evaluation of candidates for retention, tenure or promotion shall be based primarily on the performance of the candidate after appointment to the department.

Demonstration of on-going professional development is necessary for promotion, retention or tenure. Publication of original research, which represents a contribution to knowledge, is the customary method of demonstrating command of contemporary knowledge and professional achievement.

1. Written publication of original research in academic journals of quality is required for promotion from assistant professor to
    associate professor, or to a higher rank. To be eligible to meet this requirement, the manuscript or other materials must
    have been reviewed by professional peers acting as referees or reviewers prior to publication and the publishing agency
    must have recognized professional status.
2. The quality of professional achievement must be evaluated by the Faculty Affairs Committee on the basis of the following
    criteria listed in order of importance:
    2.1  The reputation of the journal or conference in which the professional activity was conducted or published.
    2.2  The use of independent reviewers or judges to evaluate the individual's work prior to presentation or publication.
    2.3  Reviewers of the individual's professional activity presented in forums of recognized professional merit.
    2.4  The judgement of professional peers.

Committee Procedures

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

Student Consultation in Academic Personnel Processes

Oral Testimony

Role of Department/Division/School Chair or Director

Appointment of Temporary Faculty

Evaluation of Temporary Faculty

Additional:

Criteria for Temporary Faculty Evaluation: At least satisfactory performance in teaching and instructional support duties if assigned, and at least satisfactory evidence of currency in the relevant field or discipline.

Temporary full-time and part-time faculty may attend department meetings but shall have no voting rights in these meetings except as explicitly designed by a vote of the tenured and tenure-track faculty. Temporary full-time faculty are eligible for election to non-personnel committees and have appropriate voting rights in these committees. Temporary full-time and part-time facult shall be evaluated by the Student Opinion Survey in all classes they teach and results of class visitations.

Recruitment and evaluation of temporary full-time and part-time faculty:

1.  Recruitment

    Full-time temporary faculty: The procedure to be followed shall be the same as for tenure-track faculty except as the body
    of these Procedures or department policy states otherwise.
    Part-time faculty: The Faculty Affairs Committee shall recommend to the Department Chair in every spring semester a

    pool of qualifying candidates for part-time employment.

2. Evaluation
    2.1  Evaluation of temporary faculty shall be conducted annually.
    2.2  All temporary full-time faculty who teach or supervise students for one or more semesters in the same academic
           year, regardless of the number of units assigned are subject to annual review.
    2.3  The student opinion survey form is mandatory in all classes every semester for all temporary faculty and it must be
           part of the evaluation of each temporary faculty's instructional performance.
    2.4  In addition to the student opinion survey results, the Faculty Affairs Committee must include classroom observations
          of temporary faculty as part of the instructional performance evaluation.
          2.4.1  At least one classroom observation shall be conducted every academic year for each temporary faculty who
                   teaches for the Department.
          2.4.2  Classroom observations shall be conducted by the department chair, members of the Department Faculty
                   Affairs Committee, or designees of the Committee.
          2.4.3  A written notice of not less than five University working days shall be given to the faculty member indicating
                   the date upon which the observation will take place, which of his or her classes to be visited, and who will
                   conduct it. If the faculty member desires, he or she may recommend someone to conduct the observation,
                   subject to the approval of the department chair or the Department Faculty Affairs Committee.
          2.4.4  Classroom observation report shall be due to the faculty member being visited within twenty (20) days after the
                   actual visit. Before the report is placed in the permanent personnel action file, the faculty member being visited
                   shall be given five days to respond. If a rebuttal is submitted, both the report and the rebuttal will then be
                   included in the faculty's personnel file.
          2.4.5  If he or she so desires the faculty member being visited may request a meeting with the faculty visiting his/her
                   class. This meeting shall serve the sole purpose of seeking room for improvement in classroom instruction, and
                   the discussion in the meeting shall be kept confidential between the two parties.
    2.5  Evaluation of the performance of temporary faculty must include an assessment of the individual's currency in the
          economics and statistics professions in general, or in the knowledge or skills pertaining to the courses assigned to
          him or her. Such currency may be demonstrated by the following:
  •   Publications of refereed journal articles or research monographs
  •   Publications of non-refereed journal articles or conference proceedings
  •   Publications of scholarly books or chapters in scholarly books
  •   Publications in trade journals, magazines or newspapers
  •   Publications of short notes, comments and replies, book reviews or research working papers
  •   Presentations at conferences or other professional meetings
  •   Consulting activities and other relevant scholarly activities
  •   Adoption of up-to-date instructional material and technology
  •   Other relevant evidence not specified above
    2.6  The Faculty Affairs Committee shall provide a written evaluation of all temporary faculty to the Department Chair.
           The evaluation shall be with respect to instructional performance and currency in the relevant field. In addition, for

           temporary full-time faculty, university service may be evaluated if deemed significant.

    2.7  The written evaluation shall rank the performance of each part-time faculty member, placing the instructor in the top

           or secondary group qualifying for future temporary employment, or as not to be retained.

    2.8  The written evaluation shall be signed by the members of the personnel committee and shall state that the faculty
           member has ten (10) days to submit a rebuttal statement. The faculty member being evaluated shall sign and date
           the written evaluation. He or she shall receive a copy of the evaluation and participate in a discussion of her or his

           overall performance.

Consideration for Three-Year Appointments

Consideration for Range Elevation

Additional:

Range elevation shall require at least satisfactory performance in teaching as well as continued maintenance of currency in the field relevant to teaching assignments. For consideration of elevation to range C or higher, the following additional criteria shall also be applied: (i) a doctorate or terminal degree in a relevant discipline (C or D only); (ii) meeting and maintaining the currency standard as specified in the College ARTP document.

Review of Department Personnel Procedures