Criteria, Performance Expectations, and Department Procedures Relating to Faculty Excellence Awards

  1. Faculty Excellence Awards

    Faculty Excellence Awards are established pursuant to the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Procedures and timelines for determining Faculty Excellence Awards for any given year shall be conducted in accordance with guidelines issued by the Office of the Provost.

    When the Program is asked by the University to make recommendations for Faculty Excellence Awards, the FAC will meet to consider the accomplishments of all Program faculty.  For Faculty Excellence Awards in Scholarship and Research, the FAC will assess accomplishments in the areas described in Section V.C.1 of this Faculty Handbook.  For Faculty Excellence Awards in Teaching/University Citizenship, the FAC will assess accomplishments in the areas described in Sections V.C.2 and V.C.3 of this Faculty Handbook.

  2. Faculty Grievance and Appeal Procedure

    1. Informal Procedure

      Any faculty member who believes that he/she may have a grievance is strongly encouraged, before initiating a formal grievance or appeal, to talk with the Chair about any issue(s) of concern.  The Chair may seek the advice and recommendation of individual faculty members or faculty advisory groups in seeking informal resolution of a dispute or complaint.

    2. Formal Procedure

      Formal procedures for addressing grievances affecting the terms and conditions of employment of faculty are described in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Disputes involving substantive academic judgments are subject to a separate academic appeals process governed by the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.

      Faculty grievances that are not directly related to the terms or conditions of employment and are not academic appeals are appropriately addressed within the Program, whenever possible.  The Chair and/or faculty members will initiate an informal dialogue with all parties involved in a dispute and strive to reach a resolution agreeable to all parties.