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)
|3 members||1 member|
|Ad hoc Committee for the Evaluation of Tenured Faculty
|3 members||1 member|
A committee must be elected for the purpose of the appointment of probationary faculty. The committee will consist of tenured faculty, although one probationary faculty member may serve with presidential approval.
Applications for promotion to Associate Professor shall be evaluated by a committee composed of faculty who are at the rank of Associate Professor or higher. For the evaluation for promotion to Professor, the committee shall comprise faculty who are all at the rank of Professor.
The committee that conducts post-tenure review of full professors shall consist only of faculty who are at the rank of Professor.
The Department Faculty Affairs Committee shall consist of (1) three tenured full-time faculty unit employees elected by the faculty of the Department plus (2) the department chair ex-officio who votes if such privilege is approved for the current year by majority written ballot of the Department, and if the chair accepts the membership. 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 who are teaching during the semester in which the election takes place shall be eligible to vote in the election for members of the Department Faculty Affairs Committee. In the election for members of the Committee, the tenured full-time faculty employees in the Department of Marketing, but not up for mandatory consideration for promotion in rank, are eligible to be elected and their names shall appear on the ballot. Faculty members from outside of the Department shall be candidates if necessary. The election shall take place within the first two weeks of the fall semester. 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
- 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.
- 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.
- To make recommendations to the appropriate administrator concerning the evaluation of temporary faculty for Range Elevation.
- To handle such 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 seeks to achieve the short and long range affirmative action goals of the University.
- To develop and recommend personnel policies and procedures to the Department.
- 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.
|Area of Specialization||Terminal Degree|
Category B: Activities considered appropriate as "scholarly and creative activities" for the discipline are:
- 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;
- Service on editorial boards of journals;
- Awards, fellowships, contracts or grants received;
- Offices held in professional societies;
- Consulting activities and other relevant scholarly activities.
The student opinion survey form is mandatory in all classes every semester for all faculty.
Criteria for Evaluation of Temporary Faculty: 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.
The vote of the Faculty Affairs Committee regarding its recommendation on one-year full-time faculty appointments shall not take place prior to consultation with the department faculty members. Temporary full-time and part-time faculty shall have no voting rights at department meetings except as explicitly designed by a vote of the tenured and tenure-track faculty. Temporary full-time faculty are eligible for election to committees and have appropriate voting rights. Temporary full-time and part-time faculty shall be evaluated by the Student Opinion Survey in all classes they teach.
Recruitment and evaluation of temporary full-time and part-time faculty:
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.
2.3 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.
2.4.2 Observations shall be conducted as dictated by the University Policy on Peer Observations of Instructions.
2.4.3 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 subject areas in general, or in 1he 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 academic 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
2.8 The written evaluation shall be signed by members of the personnel committee and shall state that the faculty member has ten 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 may request a discussion of her or his overall performance.