ARTP Latin American Studies Program

College of Natural and Social Sciences
Latin American Studies Program
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)

Latin American Studies Personnel Committee

Committee will be responsible for performance evaluations; periodic evaluations; annual Chair/Director evaluation; review/consult on Individual Professional Plans



3 (Associate Professors or Full Professors)



1 (Associate Professor or Full Professor)


Becuase we have only two faculty members with part-time appointments in the program, the Latin American Studies Program will seek eligible personnel committee members among the faculty with expertise in Latin American Studies in the College of Natural and Social Sciences.

Eligibility for Committee Service and Balloting


The director of the program is eligible to serve on the faculty evaluation committee if elected.

Recruitment of Probationary Faculty

Appointment of Probationary Faculty

Personnel Action Files

Individualized Professional Plans

Eligibility for Tenure and Promotion

Area of Specialization Terminal Degree

Discipline open but with expertise in Latin American Studies


Evaluation of Permanent Instructional Faculty


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

  • Contributions to public policy debates in scholarly journals, the mass media, and elsewhere

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


A lecturer with a 3-year appointment will be evaluated in year 3 of the 3-year appointment.

Currency in the field will be determined by an evaluation of the temporary faculty member's teaching, including the content of course reading and lectures ad the pedagogy.

Consideration for Three-Year Appointments


A lecturer with a 3-year appointment will be evaluated in year 3 of the 3-year appointment.

Consideration for Range Elevation

Review of Department Personnel Procedures