ARTP Division of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education

Charter College of Education
Division of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education
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 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)

Division RTP


Responsible for Retention, Tenure, and Promotion; Evaluation of faculty; Evaluation of tenured faculty; Evaluation of Part-time Faculty (Range Elevation)

3 tenured full professors 2 tenured full professors
Division Appointments Committee

Appointment of new full and part-time faculty, probationary and temporary faculty

3 tenured full or associate professors (1 Probationary Faculty member may be elected) 2 tenured full or associate professors

Eligibility for Committee Service and Balloting

Recruitment of Probationary Faculty


The Division Chair, with the assistance of the Division Appointment Committee and the entire Division, reviews the need for faculty, establishes the number of positions needed and the nature of personnel for each of these positions. This statement of need is then referred to the Dean of the College for review and for final determination of the number of positions to be filled.

Appointment of Probationary Faculty

Personnel Action Files

Individualized Professional Plans

Eligibility for Tenure and Promotion

Area of Specialization Terminal Degree
Instructional Tech/ Computer Education Ph.D. or Ed.D.
Applied Linguistics/TESOL

Ph.D. or Ed.D.

Educational Psychology/Foundations

Ph.D. or Ed.D.

Educational Administration

Ph.D. or Ed.D.

Research & Evaluation

Ph.D. or Ed.D.

Evaluation of Permanent Instructional Faculty


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

  • Publications of articles in professional journals and books
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Development and implementation of innovative educational models or projects that result in demonstrated school and educational improvements
  • Presentation at various associations and conferences
  • Membership and service on professional organizations and boards
  • Honors, Special Awards, Scholarship and Fellowships
  • Consultant activities (expert testimony, advisory committees, public and private schools, private industry, publishing companies)
  • Attendance at conferenced relevant to discipline area

Further clarification of the criteria is provided by the Charter College of Education ARTP.

Committee Procedures

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

Student Consultation in Academic Personnel Processes


The Division of AASE conducts Student Opinion Surveys in all courses each semester for all faculty at every rank.

Oral Testimony

Role of Department/Division/School Chair or Director

Appointment of Temporary Faculty

Evaluation of Temporary Faculty


Part-time instructors will be reviewed when necessary for currency in the field, in addition to teaching performance, and contribution to the University, College, and/or division.

Consideration for Three-Year Appointments

Consideration for Range Elevation


To be considered for range elevation, full time and part time temporary faculty must demonstrate:

  1. Teaching performance at a level satisfactory to the Division, as shown by such measures as student opinion surveys, instructional materials, and peer evaluations of classroom performance. For those with non-teaching assignments, positive evaluations by supervisors must be shown.
  2. At least one of the following indicators of appropriate professional development:
    1. Professional accomplishments at a level satisfactory to their Division as demonstrated by (but not restricted to) such activities as:
      1. Professional products such as conference presentations, articles, books, curricula, technology innovations, etc.
      2. Attendance at local, regional, national, and international meetings of professional groups and/or associations;
      3. Active membership in professional or licensure;
      4. Maintenance of current credential licensure;
      5. Continuation of professional practice outside the University;
      6. Participation in successful grant writing or grant projects;
      7. Partnership with pre-K-14 schools and/or community agencies;
      8. Writing letters of recommendation and/or support.
    2. Contribution to the University community at a level satisfactory to their Division, as demonstrated by (but not restricted to) such activities as:
      1. Participation in program, Division, College or University committees;
      2. Participation in program, Division, College or University advisory committees;
      3. Assistance in planning program, Division, or College accreditation documents.
  3. In addition, for elevation from level C to Level D, an Ed.D. or a Ph.D. is required.

Review of Department Personnel Procedures