ARTP Division of Special Education and Counseling

Charter College of Education
Division of Special Education and Counseling
Date Approved: October 2017

 

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 3 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)

Division RTP Committee

(Retention, Tenure & Promotion & Evaluation of Tenure- track faculty) to be elected Fall Quarter.


Responsibilities include reviewing personnel files of probationary faculty and those seeking promotion. Conducting interviews of above faculty and making recommendations on retention, tenure and promotion. Collaborating with faculty in the preparation of Individual Professional Plan. Also, conducting post tenure review of tenured faculty.

Five (5) tenured full professors

 

The two faculty who receive the highest vote representing the Counseling Program and the two faculty who receive the highest vote representing the Special Education Program will be elected to the Division RTP committee. The fifth member of the RTP committee will be the faculty member who receives the next highest vote from the entire Division, regardless of their program affiliation.


FERP or faculty from other
divisions/departments can serve as needed.

Two (2) tenured full professors


There will be two alternates elected, one from the Counseling Program and one from the Special Education Program. If a member from the 5- member committee is unable to serve their term on Division RTP, the alternate from the same program will replace that committee member.

Division Evaluation and Retention of Temporary Faculty (ERTF) Committee
Responsibilities: Implementation of
University, Charter College of Education and Division of Special Education and
Counseling policies and procedures for
recommending appointment, retention and evaluation of temporary faculty and for range elevation as appropriate

Four (4) tenured professors. At least one member must be from the Special Education Program and one member must be from the Counseling Program and the fourth member will be the division chair.

 

FERP faculty may serve as needed.

2 tenured professors. Alternates will be selected according to the majority of ballots cast by preferential ballots after the 3 regular members have been selected

Division Appointments Committee

(Probationary, Temporary, and part-time
Appointments).

 

Responsibilities include the implementation of University, Charter College of Education and Division of Special Education and Counseling policies and procedures for appointment.

 

Evaluation and Retention of Temporary Faculty Committee (ERTF)

Five tenured professors


For consideration of each candidate or position, the membership of each committee shall be drawn from members and alternates so that on each committee the majority of members reflect the discipline (e.g., Special Education or Counseling) of the candidate or position being considered, provided there are sufficient members and alternates to make such composition possible.

(1 Probationary Faculty member may be elected)

Two tenured professors

Eligibility for Committee Service and Balloting

Recruitment of Probationary Faculty

Appointment of Probationary Faculty

Additional:

The members of the Appointments Committee will include at least two (2) faculty members representing the program that is recruiting the new faculty.

Personnel Action Files

Individualized Professional Plans

Additional:

The Division RTP Committee will be responsible for collaborating with faculty in the preparation of Individualized Professional Plans.

Eligibility for Tenure and Promotion

Area of Specialization Terminal Degree
Special Education Doctorate
Orientation and Mobility

Doctorate

Counseling

Doctorate

Evaluation of Permanent Instructional Faculty

Additional:

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

  1. Participation in development and/or implementation of substantial school and community-based projects related to the CCOE mission and dissemination of results/ to the broader educational community
  2. Publications
  3. Presentations scholarly and professional audiences
  4. Review Panel and Editorial Board
  5. Professional consultation activities (e.g., expert testimony, advisory committees, public and private schools, private industry, publishing companies)
  6. Grants
  7. Honors, Special Awards, Scholarships and Fellowships
  8. Professional organizations: offices held; committees, meetings attended; conferences organized

Only tenured faculty may be assigned to conduct peer observations.

Committee Procedures

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

Student Consultation in Academic Personnel Processes

Additional:

Untenured faculty (Assistant and Associate) shall be evaluated by Student Opinion Surveys in every class they teach, every semester.

Tenured Associate Professors shall be evaluated by Student Opinion Surveys a minimum of one (1) class every semester.

Part-time and full-time temporary  faculty shall be evaluated by Student Opinion Surveys in every class they teach, every semester.

Oral Testimony

Role of Department/Division/School Chair or Director

Additional:

The Division chair does not serve as a member of the Division RTP Committee; however, the chair may serve as a member of the ERTF Committee. The chair will file a separate evaluation and recommendation for each retention, promotion and tenure action. The Division Chair will participate with the Division appointment committee in interviewing candidates, and will participate in the committee’s deliberations and discussions. The chair may not vote with the committee on appointment recommendations, but will submit a separate recommendation regarding appointments to the Dean.

The Division chair will complete and submit his/her separate RTP evaluations after the division RTP committee submits copies of its evaluation to him/her.

Appointment of Temporary Faculty

Evaluation of Temporary Faculty

Additional:

Category I: Full-and Part-time teaching faculty
In the case of the full and part-time temporary faculty who are employed as instructors, the Division RTP committee will review the results of the Student Opinion Surveys and two (2) other sources chosen by temporary faculty from the following: peer review (by a tenured full professor conducted within a year), course syllabi, class assignments, sample papers or exams, unsolicited letters from students, use of technology, handout packets, other instructional material. The recommendation must include a statement that the committee recommends (or does not recommend) reappointment.


Category II: Full-time Supervisory Faculty
In the case of the full and part-time temporary faculty who are employed as supervisors of directed teaching or other field-based activities, the Division RTP Committee must solicit the input of the Chair of the Division and the program coordinator. Student Opinion Surveys should also be reviewed when available. The performance evaluation must reflect an assessment of the effectiveness of the individual as a supervisor since that is the assignment for which they are employed. The recommendation must include a statement that the committee recommends (or does not recommend) reappointment.

Consideration for Three-Year Appointments

Consideration for Range Elevation

Additional:

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:
      • Professional products such as conference presentations, articles, books, curricula, technology innovations, etc.
      • Attendance at local, regional, national, and international meetings of professional groups and/or associations;
      • Active membership in professional or licensure;
      • Maintenance of current credential licensure;
      • Continuation of professional practice outside the University;
      • Participation in successful grant writing or grant projects;
      • Partnership with pre-K-14 schools and/or community agencies;
      • 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:
      • Participation in program, Division, College or University committees;
      • Participation in program, Division, College or University advisory committees;
      • 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