Assessment of Professional Development for FTNTT Promotion

  1. Professional Development is an essential and critical component of University activity. Professional Development includes those activities that contribute to the individual’s ability to excel in teaching and contribute to the advancement of their discipline. The candidate must provide the college's review committee with ample descriptive evidence of his/her Professional Development activity. 
  2. Faculty members are encouraged to hold membership in professional societies, attend and participate in institutes and seminars, organize institutes, seminars, and workshops, insofar as such activities enhance their professional competency and advance their discipline. 
  3. Professional Development – Instructional Track
    Professional development for instructional track faculty are activities to keep the member current in his/her field including conferences, seminars, symposiums, work-shops, flight training, consulting, obtaining additional certifications or degrees, professional presentations or any activity that advances the faculty member’s teaching and/or knowledge. 
  4. Professional Development – Practitioner Track
    Professional development for faculty in the practitioner track will be evaluated based on maintenance of certificates and licensures necessary for the practice, obtaining additional certificates or licensures, maintaining or obtaining any special professional designations, membership and participation in professional organizations, attendance and/or presentations at professional conferences or organizations, facilitating public outreach, developing or organizing specialized learning opportunities such as camps and lecture series (for collegiate, secondary or elementary) students and developing, revising and/or implementing new operational workplace procedures enhancing performance or safety in the area of practice relative to assigned duties. 
  5. Standards for the Evaluation of Professional Development
    1. Indicators on which the assessment of the quality of Professional Development activity is based are provided in Tables 3-7A and 3-7B. Table 3-7B provides a list of the Professional Development activities recognized by the CAE that should be used as criteria for evaluating a candidate's performance in Professional Development for promotion. These activities are largely those that result in increased content knowledge and skills associated with their subject matter; Improved pedagogical knowledge and skills; increased knowledge and use of Instructional technology, media, and materials to improve classroom management, communication, and instruction.
    2. Indicators of the quality of a faculty member’s Professional Development record include the quality and quantity of Professional Development activities. All FTNTT-Instructional Track faculty members in the College are expected to produce records of Professional Development that reflect their disciplinary focus. The attributes of an individual faculty member’s Professional Development activity will vary across disciplines.
    3. To achieve “excellent” in the category of scholarship at the time a faculty member stands for promotion, she/he should have established a record which demonstrates an impact upon his/her discipline. Unless stated in the candidate’s annual workload statement, formal publications, grant writing, and presentations are not required for promotion within FTNTT ranks. Reviewers will evaluate promotion according to criteria listed in the related addendum of the Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Collective Bargaining Agreement. Within this context, each faculty member who will seek promotion is obligated to provide evidence supporting his/her record. In turn, the members of the College's NPAB and the Dean shall evaluate a candidate’s record in light of the College's expectations for a successful promotion decision.