Policies and Procedures for FTNTT Promotion

  1. General Policies and Procedures for Promotion

    1. Beginning in academic year 2011-12, FTNTT faculty members who have completed at least six consecutive years of service and at least two successful Full Performance Reviews may apply for promotion at the time of their second Full Performance Review or any year thereafter. The criteria, guidelines and procedures for full-time non-tenure track (FTNTT) promotions are included in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement. As required by the Collective Bargaining Agreement, evidence of significant accomplishments in performance and professional development is required. Accomplishments and/or contributions in University Citizenship, when they exist, will contribute to the FTNTT faculty member’s overall record of accomplishment however absence of University Citizenship will not detract from the promotion evaluation. The College’s ad hoc Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Promotion Advisory Board (NPAB) shall be composed as outlined in the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. If the CAE does not have sufficient numbers of faculty as outlined in the current Collective Bargaining Agreement and faculty from other Colleges may serve on NPAB. The CAE Dean will coordinate these NPAB actions with the Office of Faculty Affairs in the Provost’s Office. 
    2. Full-time non-tenure track faculty may self-nominate for promotion in accordance with the Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Collective Bargaining Agreement and the University Policy Register.
  2. Benchmarks and Criteria for Promotion

    1. If there has been no previous promotion in the candidate's history, then the review period extends back to whatever time period since the candidate's initial appointment that the candidate chooses. 
    2. Promotion is recognition based on a candidate’s accomplishments completed during the review period chosen by the candidate, and promotion decisions are based on performance and professional development pertinent to a candidate’s assigned FTNTT track. Evidence of significant accomplishments in performance and professional development is required for promotion. Accomplishments and/or contributions in University Citizenship, when they exist, will contribute to the FTNTT faculty member’s overall record of accomplishment however absence of University Citizenship will not detract from a promotion consideration. 
    3. Many factors and criteria, both subjective and objective, are considered in recommending a faculty member for advancement in academic rank. The overall evaluation of a candidate for promotion shall include consideration of the faculty member's professional behavior as recognized by the University community. A sound ethical approach to all aspects of teaching and/or other assigned duties is expected of all who seek promotion.
    4. Promotion considerations are based upon the criteria for evaluation, described in the subsections below. The NPAB committee shall consider the following areas of faculty performance when making recommendations on promotion: 1) Performance (track-related); and, 2) Professional Development. The tables and text below are designed to facilitate assessment of performance of those candidates who are being evaluated for promotion. These guidelines and criteria should be used for developmental assistance and projection of future success in achieving promotion.
    5. The Section III Tables 3-5A, 3-5B, 3-6A, 3-6B, 3-7A, 3-7B, 3-8A, and 3-8B, shown below, provide guidelines for the assessment of a faculty member’s performance and a rating scale for use in the evaluation of FTNTT candidates. The Faculty Performance Standards/Criteria for Promotion are shown in Tables 3-5A and 3-5B.
    1. Table 3-5A. Faculty Performance Criteria Table for Promotion - NTT Lecturer Ranks

       

       

      Minimum Required Performance

      Category

      Faculty

      Performance

      Professional Development

      University Citizenship

      Promotion from Lecturer to Associate Lecturer

      NTT-I

      Very Good

      Very Good

      As related to the assigned track when service is submitted for consideration per related addendum in the current CBA

      NTT-P

      Very Good

      Very Good

      As Above

      Promotion from Associate Lecturer to Senior Lecturer

      NTT-I

      Excellent

      Excellent

      As Above

      NTT-P

      Excellent

      Excellent

      As Above

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      NTT-I: Instructional Track: faculty whose primary role is to deliver instruction 

      NTT-P: Practitioner Track: faculty whose primary role is to deliver instruction or service in professional programs and applied areas

    2. Table 3-5B. Faculty Performance Criteria Table for Promotion – NTT Professor Ranks

       

       

      Minimum Required Performance

      Category

      Faculty

      Performance

      Professional Development

      University Citizenship

      Promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor

      NTT-I

      Very Good

      Very Good

      As related to the assigned track when service is submitted for consideration per related addendum in the current CBA

      NTT-P

      Very Good

      Very Good

      As Above

      Promotion from Associate Professor to Professor

      NTT-I

      Excellent

      Excellent

      As Above

      NTT-P

      Excellent

      Excellent

      As Above

       

       

       

       

       

       

      NTT-I: Instructional Track: faculty whose primary role is to deliver instruction 

      NTT-P: Practitioner Track: faculty whose primary role is to deliver instruction or service in professional programs and applied areas