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Procedures

General statements regarding review, renewal of appointment, and promotion, including means of initiating review procedures and appointment terms, conditions, and renewals are contained in the FT-NTT Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) Article X; Addendum B and Addendum C, effective, August 16, 2013.  The School determines criteria and procedures for reappointment; the College determines promotion criteria and procedures.

 

While it is recognized that appointments for FT-NTT Faculty members covered by their CBA are made annually and that the term of each appointment is limited to a single academic year, a FT-NTT Faculty member may be offered an appointment for a subsequent academic year if programmatic need, satisfaction with performance of previous responsibilities, and budgeted resources supporting the position continue.

 

Per FT-NTT CBA, Section 4, “FT-NTT Faculty members in year one (1), two (2) or three (3) of employment with the University may expect to be notified by the responsible academic administrative officer as early as possible, but no later than May 1, of opportunities for additional appointment for the subsequent academic year or that an opportunity for additional appointment is not anticipated. Absent written notification prior to May 1 of an academic year that the appointment is not to be renewed for the next academic year, the appointment for the next academic year shall be regarded as renewed.” It is the Director’s discretion to perform a review in the first and/or second year of employment.

 

After the initial continuous three years, renewals of appointment reviews occur every three years, unless otherwise specified in the appointment agreement.  Full reviews occur in years three and six, before the next annual appointment is anticipated or authorized. After nine (9) years of consecutive appointments, and every three (3) years thereafter, FT-NTT Faculty members shall undergo a simplified review. Per FT-NTT CBA “FTNTT Faculty members in years four (4) and five (5) of employment with the University may expect to be notified by the responsible academic administrative officer as early as possible, but no later than March 1, of opportunities for additional appointment for the subsequent academic year or that an opportunity for additional appointment is not anticipated. Absent written notification prior to March 1 of a given year that the appointment is not to be renewed, the appointment for the next academic year within the three-year term shall be regarded as renewed.”

 

At SLIS, the FAC Ad Hoc RTP Committee members provide written evaluation of a NTT candidate for full review to the Director via individual ballots. In addition, NTT faculty members who have successfully completed two full performance reviews also provide written evaluation of a NTT candidate for full review to the Director.  The Director will discuss reappointment decisions with all faculty members who are eligible to evaluate the particular NTT candidate, similarly to the TT reappointment reviews. Annual reviews by the RTP committee and regular meetings with the Director are recommended.

 

In addition to the indices listed for each area below, evidence may be documented by self-evaluation, peer evaluation, client evaluation, external colleague evaluation (which should be detached and dispassionate) and adjudication.