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Faculty Members Undergoing Annual Review In 2012–13*

Faculty members should consult Policies and Procedures Governing Reappointment and Faculty Review in the Faculty Handbook

First-Year Reviews

January 15, 2013 Candidates submit dossier to Chairs.
February 1 Chairs complete reviews and forwards a copy to the Dean, the DPTC, and the Candidate.

If the Chair recommends non-reappointment, the Candidate may request in writing to the Chair of the DPTC an independent DPTC written review within 48 hours of receiving the Chair’s recommendation for non-reappointment. The Chair of the DPTC delivers its written review to the Dean, with copies to the Department Chair and Candidate, within five business days of receiving the request.

The Candidate may respond in writing to any level of review prior to receipt of the written notice of re-appointment or non-reappointment from the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
February 15 Deans review Chair’s recommendations and dossiers and submit recommendations to VPAA with copies to the Chairs, Candidates, and DPTCs.

The Candidate may respond in writing to any level of review prior to receipt of the written notice of re-appointment or non-reappointment from the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
March 1 VPAA notifies candidates of renewal or non-renewal with copies to the Chairs, Deans, and DPTCs.

Second-Year Reviews

October 15, 2012 Candidates submit dossier to Chairs.
November 1 Chairs complete reviews and forward to the Dean and the DPTCs.

If the Chair recommends non-reappointment, the Candidate may request in writing to the Chair of the DPTC an independent DPTC written review within 48 hours of receiving the Chair’s recommendation for non-reappointment. The Chair of the DPTC delivers its written review to the Dean, with copies to the Department Chair and Candidate, within five business days of receiving the request.

The Candidate may respond in writing to any level of review prior to receipt of the written notice of re-appointment or non-reappointment from the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
November 15 Deans review Chair’s recommendations and dossiers and submit recommendations to VPAA with copies to the Chairs, Candidates, and DPTCs.

The Candidate may respond in writing to any level of review prior to receipt of the written notice of re-appointment or non-reappointment from the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
January 15, 2013 VPAA notifies candidates of renewal or non-renewal with copies to the Chairs, Deans, and DPTCs.

Third-Year Reviews

DPTC peer teaching reviews may be conducted in the fall semester.

March 1, 2013 Candidates submit dossier to Chairs.
May 1 Chairs and DPTCs complete independent reviews and forward to the Dean with copies to the Candidates. Chairs and DPTCs send copies of their reviews to each other.

The Candidate may respond in writing to any level of review prior to receipt of the written notice of re-appointment or non-reappointment from the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
June 15 Deans review Chairs and DPTCs recommendations and dossiers and submit recommendations to VPAA with copies to the Chairs, Candidates, and DPTCs.

The Candidate may respond in writing to any level of review prior to receipt of the written notice of re-appointment or non-reappointment from the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
August 31 VPAA notifies Candidates of renewal or non-renew.

Fourth- and Fifth-Year Reviews

March 1, 2013 Candidates submit dossier to Chairs.
April 1 Chairs complete reviews and forward to the Dean and the DPTCs.

If the Chair recommends non-reappointment, the Candidate may request in writing to the Chair of the DPTC an independent DPTC written review within 48 hours of receiving the Chair’s recommendation for non-reappointment. The Chair of the DPTC delivers its written review to the Dean, with copies to the Department Chair and Candidate, within five business days of receiving the request.

The Candidate may respond in writing to any level of review prior to receipt of the written notice of re-appointment or non-reappointment from the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
May 1 Deans review Chair’s recommendations and dossiers and submit recommendations to VPAA with copies to the Chairs, Candidates, and DPTCs.

The Candidate may respond in writing to any level of review prior to receipt of the written notice of re-appointment or non-reappointment from the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
August 31 VPAA notifies Candidates of renewal or non-renewal with copies to the Chairs, Deans, and DPTCs.

Term Faculty

Review for Term Faculty on Annual Appointments

March 1, 2014 Candidates submit materials to Chair (or Dean of Liberal Arts.
May 1 The Chair will write the review and submit it to the Dean for discussion.
May 15 The Chair notifies all Term faculty members on annual appointments whether they are on track for reappointment and sends a list of recommended names to the VPAA with copies to the Dean.
June 1 The VPAA notifies all candidates of reappointment or non-renewal.

Term Faculty on Annual Appointments Seeking Promotion to Senior Term Rank

March 1, 2014 Senior Term Candidate submits dossier to Chair and their DPTC or designated committee in the year of or any year after the issuance of a third consecutive contract.
May 1 Chairs and DPTC or designated committee complete review and forward to the Deans.
May 15 Deans review dossier and recommendations of the Chairs and DPTC or designated committees. If the Dean is in accord with the recommendations, the Dean notifies all the Term faculty members of their support for promotion to Senior Lecturer or Senior (Faculty)-in-Residence appointment for a three-year contract. A list of recommended names along with changes to the appointment letters are sent to the VPAA with copies to the Chair, DPTC or designated committee.

If the Dean dissents, the Dean writes a letter to the candidate with copies to the Chair, DPTC or designated committee, and VPAA.

June 1 VPAA notifies all Term faculty members whether they will be appointed as a Senior Lecturer or Senior Faculty-in-Residence appointment for an initial three-year contract.

Senior Term Faculty Review

March 1, 2014 Senior Term Candidate submits dossier to Chair and their DPTC or designated committee in second year of three-year appointment.
May 1 Chair and DPTC or designated committee complete review and forward to the Dean.
May 15 The Dean reviews dossier and recommendations of the Chair and DPTC or designated committee. If the Dean is in accord with the recommendations, the Dean notifies all Senior Term faculty members of their support. A list of recommended names along with changes to the appointment letter are sent to the VPAA with copies to the Chair, Dean, DPTC or designated committee, and VPAA.

If the Dean dissents, Dean writes a letter to the candidate with copies to the Chair, Dean, DPTC or designated committee, and VPAA.

June 1 VPAA notifies all Senior Term faculty members whether they are on track for another three-year reappointment, depending on the needs of the department and satisfactory performance in the third year of their current appointment.

Tenured Faculty

September 30, 2012 By September 30, each tenured faculty member submits to the Department Chair a report of activity in the areas of teaching, research/creative/professional activities, and service performed in the preceding year; a current CV; and a workload request for the following academic year.
October 1 - December 15 Between October 1 and December 15, each tenured faculty member meets with the Department Chair to discuss the faculty member’s teaching, research/creative/professional activities, service, annual report and workload request. Based on the discussion, the Department Chair assigns courses and decides on requested equivalencies.
May 1, 2013 Every four years (since the last promotion) each Associate Professor will meet with the Department Chair and School Dean (by May 1) to consider the faculty member’s progress toward promotion to Full Professor. A faculty member may request a developmental meeting with the Chair and Dean at other times as warranted.

* If deadline dates fall on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the next business day.