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Reappointment and Third-Year Full Performance Review of Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty

The Department's role in matters of reappointment of full-time non-tenure track (FT-NTT) faculty, is defined by the policies stated in the Principles for the Evaluation and Reward of Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Appendix IIIB).  The following is supplemental and specific to the Department.

A.        Reappointment

Appointments for full-time non-tenure track faculty are made annually and the terms of each appointment is limited to a single academic year.  Reappointment is contingent upon programmatic need, satisfactory performance of previously assigned responsibilities, and budgeted resources to support the position.

B.         Third-Year Full Performance Review

The third-year full performance review will follow the procedures and timetable established by the University for reappointment reviews of tenure-track faculty in the first probationary year of tenure track appointment concluding with the college or, if applicable, the division of the regional campuses’ level of review and determination.  The period of performance to be reviewed is the three years of appointments including that portion of the third appointment which is subject to evaluation and assessment at the time of the review.

Each fall these guidelines are distributed by the Office of the Provost.  Full-time non-tenure track faculty are reviewed by the Reappointment Committee (defined in Section III).  The Chairperson, in consultation with the FAC, assigns two faculty to visit the classes of probationary faculty, interview students in the classes, and generally evaluate the teaching performance.  One of the assigned faculty must be a member of the Reappointment Committee.  A written report is submitted to the Chairperson for placement in the candidate's file.  Full-time non-tenure track faculty will also create an updated file that is presented to the Chairperson who will make these materials available to the Reappointment Committee (Appendix VII).  Each FT-NTT faculty member is discussed by the Reappointment Committee which votes on a recommendation for a fourth annual appointment.  The Chairperson independently assesses the accomplishments of each FT-NTT faculty member and forwards to the Dean a Chairperson's recommendation and the committee's recommendation.  The Chairperson informs FT-NTT faculty of the committee's deliberations and provides a copy of the recommendation made to the Dean of the College.  The Chairperson's recommendations are also available to the committee.  Full-time non-tenure track faculty members who are not to be reappointed must be notified whether lack of adequate satisfaction with performance or the absence of anticipated continuing programmatic need or budgeted resources to support the position is the reason.

The overall evaluation of a candidate for review must include consideration of the individual's personal integrity and professional behavior as recognized by the University community.  A sound ethical approach to all aspects of teaching, research, publication, and the academic profession are expected of all who seek reappointment in the Department

Approved by BSCI FAC 4/10/97.

Approved by BSCI full faculty 4/25/97.