Academic Appointment, 15.0
Retrieved from Collective Bargaining Agreement
15.1 All appointments to full or part-time faculty positions at any rank, exclusive of appointments of Directors or Administrative Heads in non-classroom faculty Areas, shall be made by the President of the College after having been reviewed by the qualified voters of the Department or Area, the School Dean and the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The recommendation to the President of the College for appointment shall be made by a majority of the qualified voters of the Department and shall be accompanied by the recommendation of the School Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs.
15.2 If a candidate is being considered for a rank higher than the first step of Instructor, and the majority vote is for approval, the candidate's name, together with the School Dean and the Vice President of Academic Affairs recommendations shall be sent to the College-wide Tenure and Promotion Committee for consideration and recommendation to the President. Such recommendation of the College-wide Tenure and Promotion Committee shall be submitted not later than five (5) working days, if possible, after receipt of the information from the Department.
15.2.1 When an adjunct faculty member is appointed to a full-time position, those adjunct faculty who have earned between seventy-two (72) and one hundred forty-three (143) hours shall automatically go to step "1" if there is a step "0" or to step "2" if there is no step "0", upon receiving a full-time appointment. Those faculty who have earned one hundred forty-four (144) hours and above shall automatically go to step "2" if there is a step "0" or to step "3" if there is no step "0".
15.3 If a candidate is hired during the months of June, July, August or during Winterim, or at any time when no regular session of the College is being held, a faculty member shall not be hired beyond one (1) semester until after all of the procedures set forth hereinabove shall have been completed.
15.4 Whenever a full-time position becomes available, part-time faculty on the Department's Assignment of Program list (see Assignment of Program Section) shall be notified and have the right to apply and be considered. If a part-time faculty member with seniority is by-passed, (s)he upon written request directed to the Department Chair shall be provided in writing a summary of the Department's decision as to his/her application.
15.5 In the event that full-time classroom faculty appointments to fill a proven emergency must be considered during an academic vacation or intersession, or emergency part-time appointments during registration periods, it shall be the responsibility of the Department Chair (or designee) to make every effort to consult with as many voting members of the Department as possible and with the Dean of the Division and the Vice President of Academic Affairs, if possible, and an appointment recommendation shall be conveyed to the President on the basis of a majority vote of the voting members of the Department who are available.