ARTP Department of Information Systems

College of Business & Economics
Department of Information Systems
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 tenured full-time faculty members. The committee will be composed of full professors, if necessary alternates will be drawn from the rank order list, when full professors are evaluated. 3 alternatives selected in rank-order.

Search Committee

see additional

 

3 tenured full-time faculty members. The committee will be composed of associate and full professors (1 Probationary Faculty member may be elected) 3 alternates selected in rank-order.

Additional:

1) STRUCTURE
    The Department Faculty Affairs Committee shall consist of three tenured professor elected by the faculty of the
    Department. When evaluating full professors, the Committee shall consist of alternate full professors, if necessary

    drawn from the rank order.

    The Committee shall elect its own chairperson. The elected chairperson of the Committee shall serve as secretary of that
    Committee. The term of membership for each Committee shall be one year, beginning with the first meeting of the fall
    semester. All those on the ballot of the Committee who are not elected will be considered alternates, in rank order

    according to the votes received.

    The Search Committee shall consist of three tenured professors elected by the faculty of the Department.

    All probationary and tenured faculty unit employees including those participating in the Faculty Early Retirement Program
    who are teaching during the semester in which the election takes place shall be eligible to vote in the selection for
    members of the Department Faculty Affairs Committee and Search Committee. There shall be at least two names on the
    ballot for each position to be filled. Faculty members from outside of the Department shall be candidates if necessary. The
    election shall take place within the first five weeks of the spring semester. Members serving on the College Faculty Affairs

    Committee are not eligible to serve on the Department Faculty Affairs Committee.

2) THE CHARGE TO THE DEPARTMENT FACULTY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

  1. To make recommendations on promotion, retention and tenure matters of all 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.
  2. To collaborate with faculty in the preparation of individual professional plans.
  3. To make recommendations to the appropriate administrator(s) regarding 5 year review and evaluation of the performance of tenured faculty.
  4. To make recommendations to the appropriate administrator(s) regarding annual evaluation of the Department Chair. 
  5. To handle other matters as are mandated to this Committee by the current Agreement between the Board of Trustees of the California State University and the California Faculty Association and other duly constituted academic authority, including assurance that the Department will make positive efforts to comply with the letter and spirit of the non-discrimination policies of the University.

Eligibility for Committee Service and Balloting

Recruitment of Probationary Faculty

Appointment of Probationary Faculty

Personnel Action Files

Individualized Professional Plans

Additional:

The Department Faculty Affairs Committee will be responsible for collaborating with faculty in the preparation of individual professional plans.

Eligibility for Tenure and Promotion

Area of Specialization Terminal Degree
All Computer Information Systems related areas Ph.D.

All Computer Information Systems related areas

DBA

All Computer Information Systems related areas

DSc (Doctor of Science)

Evaluation of Permanent Instructional Faculty

Additional:

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

  • Publication of refereed articles or research monographs (or formal acceptances)
  • Publication of non-refereed articles journal articles or conference proceeding (or formal acceptances)
  • Publications of scholarly books or chapters in scholarly books (or formal acceptances)
  • Publications in professional journals, magazines or newspapers (or formal acceptances)
  • Publications of short notes, Comments and replies, book reviews or research working on papers (or formal acceptances)
  • Presentations at conferences, faculty research seminars, or other professional meetings
  • Publications of instructional software and development of instructional websites
  • Publications of course material on established online portals
  • Service on editorial boards of scholarly or professional journals
  • Receipt of awards, fellowships, contracts or grants for the pursuit of research or study
  • Special appointments, such as visiting professor, lecturer or consulting activities for academic, scholarly, professional or government institutions
  • Elected offices held on scholarly or professional societies.

The faculty member is minimally expected to meet AQ (academically qualified) requirements per the College AACSB definition; however, AQ status is not sufficient in and of itself for tenure or promotion. The faculty member is expected to provide evidence of a sustained record of quality publications or a written acceptance for publication if works are not published prior to the file closing date as a condition of promotion and tenure. In most cases, one quality refereed journal publication on average per year in the field relevant to the faculty member's teaching assignment is expected when being evaluated for tenure and promotion. If a faculty member is applying for promotion to Full Professor, he/she should have one quality refereed journal publication on average per year in the filed relevant to the faculty member's teaching assignment in the last 5 years before the application.

The Department policy shall conform to the College policy.

The criteria used in conducting class observations shall include, but not limited to the evaluation of the faculty member's:

  • Technical knowledge in the subject matter,
  • Ability to convey the subject matter to the students,
  • Use of varied teaching methodologies (i.e., visual, audio, etc.), and
  • Ability to engage students in the learning process.

When evaluating full professors, the Committee shall consist of full professors, if necessary drawn from the rank order list.

Committee Procedures

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

Student Consultation in Academic Personnel Processes

Additional:

Student opinion surveys on instruction are mandatory in all Information Systems classes every semester for all faculty members (no matter the classification or rank).

Oral Testimony

Role of Department/Division/School Chair or Director

Appointment of Temporary Faculty

Evaluation of Temporary Faculty

Additional:

Criteria for evaluating temporary faculty shall be instructional performance and currency in the relevant field or discipline with at least satisfactory performance in teaching and instructional support duties, if assigned.

1. Evaluation
    1.1  The student opinion survey form in mandatory in all classes every semester for all faculty including all temporary

           faculty.

    1.2  In addition to the student opinion survey results from students, peer observations of instruction of temporary faculty
           will be scheduled on a regular basis, but not less than once in the academic year. The class observation reports by
           members of the Department Faculty Affairs Committee or by designees of the Department Faculty Affairs Committee
           will be considered in evaluating instructional performance. Faculty members chosen to observe will be selected by
           the Department Faculty Affairs Committee. Peer observation reports in the forms of a memorandum to the faculty
           member being observed with a copy to his/her permanent personnel action file will be prepared subsequent to the
           class observation. The criteria used in conducting the peer observations shall include, but not limited to, the
           evaluation of the faculty member's:
  • Technical knowledge in the subject matter,
  • Ability to convey the subject matter to the students,
  • Use of varied teaching methodologies (i.e., visual, audio, etc.), and
  • Ability to engage students in the learning process.
           The memorandum should include comments/suggestions for improvement, where applicable. The faculty member
           being observed has (10) calendar days after receipt of the class observation memorandum to submit a response to
           his/her permanent personnel action file addressing any issues/concerns regarding the class observation

           memorandum.

    1.3  At least two other forms of evidence pertaining to instructional performance also must be reviewed, including such
          items as course syllabi, class assignments, sample papers and exams, other instructional material, evidence of
          grading practices and signed letters from students.
 
    1.4  The Department Faculty Affairs Committee must provide an assessment of the temporary faculty's currency in the
          field or discipline. Activities considered appropriate for evaluation of currency in the relevant field or discipline include,
          but are not limited to the following:
  • Certified in the field 
  • Evidence of continuing education
  • Presentations at conferences, companies, clubs, or faculty research seminars
  • Invitations to speak/present at professional organizations
  • Research in progress, if any
  • Grants from government or private foundations
  • Relevant work experience
  • Relevant current employment
  • Relevant instructional material, including but not limited to creative ideas in syllabi, internet assignments, research papers, team projects, etc,
  • Memberships in professional organizations, including offices held
  • Familiarity with and application of relevant software and other technological innovations in the field
  • Pursuit of additional, appropriate degrees and certifications
           Evidence of activities considered appropriate for currency in the relevant field or discipline must be submitted in a
           supplementary file prior to closure of the permanent personnel action file. In evaluating activities relating to currency
           in the relevant field or discipline, the quality and effectiveness, and not just the quantity of activities shall be the

           primary consideration.

    1.5  The Department Faculty Affairs Committee shall provide a written evaluation of those temporary faculty required to be
           evaluated to the Department Chair in the spring semester of the academic year. The evaluation shall be with respect
           to instructional performance and currency in the relevant field or discipline. In addition, the University service of

           temporary full time faculty will be evaluated.

    1.6  The written evaluation shall be signed by the members of the Department Faculty Affairs Committee. The faculty
           member being evaluated shall receive a copy of the evaluation, which states that the faculty member has ten (10)

           days to submit a rebuttal statement.

    1.7  Prior to the closure of the personnel file, the temporary faculty member shall be asked to update his/her personnel
           file, which may include the submission of a supplementary or working file in accord with the procedures set forth by
           the College and/or department/division/school.

Consideration for Three-Year Appointments

Consideration for Range Elevation

Additional:

The Department policy shall conform to the College policy.

Review of Department Personnel Procedures