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Promotion, 24.0

Promotion Faculty
Retrieved from Collective Bargaining Agreement

24.1  Automatic Promotion:

24.1.1 Full-time Faculty:  For all full-time members of the faculty there shall be automatic promotion from the rank of Instructor to the first step of the Assistant Professor rank, in the following manner:

24.1.2 Individuals whose initial appointment was made at the first step of the Instructor rank shall be promoted to Assistant Professor after completing three (3) years' service as an Instructor.

 24.1.3  Individuals whose initial appointment was made at the second step of the Instructor rank shall be promoted to Assistant Professor after completing two (2) years' service as an Instructor.

24.1.4   Individuals whose initial appointment was made at the third step of the Instructor rank shall be promoted to Assistant Professor after completing one (1) year's service as an Instructor.

 24.1.5 Part-time Faculty: For all part-time members of the faculty, there shall be automatic promotion from the rank of Adjunct Instructor to the rank of Adjunct Assistant Professor, upon completion of hours equivalent to three (3) years of full-time service.

 24.2 Merit Promotion:

 24.2.1   In addition to the above, merit promotions may be made between ranks.

 24.2.2   A person may not be considered for a merit promotion for the entire period (s)he is elected to serve on the College-wide Tenure and Promotion Committee.  This provision applies to each term of office (s)he is elected to serve on this committee.

24.2.3   Merit promotions for both full-time and part-time faculty shall be made in accordance with the following procedure.

 24.2.4   For this Section, a Department is defined as any grouping of faculty members working under a Chair, Associate Chair, Director, or an appointed Administrative Officer.

24.2.5  Those faculty members who have been at the top step of their salary schedule for a minimum of four (4) years shall constitute a separate pool of candidates for promotion from which the President may make promotions after the faculty member has completed the procedures set forth in 24.3.

24.3  Adjunct Classroom Faculty Promotions:

24.3.1  Effective the Fall 2009 Semester, adjunct classroom faculty who have attained 168 hours on the AOP list and who meet the criteria for promotions as outlined in the Faculty Senate Handbook, shall be eligible for promotion to Adjunct Associate Professor.  Adjunct classroom faculty who have attained 216 hours on the AOP list and who meet the criteria for promotions as outlined in the Faculty Senate Handbook, shall be eligible for promotion to Adjunct Professor.

24.3.2    Adjunct classroom faculty who are promoted to the Adjunct Associate Professor shall receive the salary as set out in the attached Schedules 97A, except that Adjunct Assistant Professors who are on step 13 or 14 of salary schedule 97 shall receive a five percent (5%) hourly increase upon promotion to Adjunct Associate Professor.

24.4   Adjunct Non-Classroom Faculty Promotions:

24.4.1  Effective the Fall 2009 Semester, adjunct non-classroom faculty who meet the criteria for promotions as outlined in the Faculty Senate Handbook, shall be eligible for promotion to Adjunct Associate Professor.  Adjunct non-classroom faculty who work 19 or more hours per week will be eligible for one year of credit towards promotion for every 18 months worked.  Non-classroom faculty working 10-18 hours per week will be eligible for one year of credit towards promotion for every 2 years worked.  Non-classroom faculty working 1-9 hours per week will be eligible for one year of credit towards promotion for every 3 years worked.  Adjunct Associate Professors, who meet the criteria for promotions as outlined in the Faculty Senate Handbook, shall be eligible for promotion to Adjunct Professor.

24.4.2    Adjunct non-classroom faculty who are promoted to the Adjunct Associate Professor shall receive the salary as set out in the attached Schedules 98A, except that Adjunct Assistant Professors who are on step 13 or 14 of salary schedule 98 shall receive a five percent (5%) hourly increase upon promotion to Adjunct Associate Professor.

24.5   Department Tenure and Promotion Committee:

24.5.1    A Department Tenure and Promotion Committee shall consist of the Chair or Director of the Department and two (2) tenured members of the Department elected by qualified members to serve three (3) year terms.  The Committee shall elect one of its own members as Committee Chair excluding the Chair or Director.

Any member of the Department who is a candidate for promotion shall not be eligible to serve on the Departmental Tenure and Promotion Committee for the academic year during which (s)he applies for promotion.

24.5.2    Whenever this Departmental Tenure and Promotion Committee meets concerning the granting of a Certificate of Continuous Employment or Merit Promotion for part-time faculty it shall be augmented by active part-time faculty, elected by the Department for three-year terms, as follows:

 24.5.3    When the Department has one (1) part-time member, no additions; when the Department has two (2) part-time members, the other shall serve; when the Department has three (3) or more part-time members, two (2) shall be elected to serve.  Any Department consisting only of part-time faculty shall have a Departmental Tenure and Promotion Committee consisting of the Department Chair and two (2) part-time members of the Department elected by qualified members to serve a three (3) year term.  The Committee shall elect one of its own members as Committee Chair.

24.5.4  In a Department of five (5) full-time members, the entire Department shall constitute the Tenure and Promotion Committee.  If a Department has four (4) or fewer full-time members, it shall elect additional members drawn from the day CCE part-time classroom faculty within the Department to bring the size of its Tenure and Promotion Committee to five (5) members. If there are an insufficient number of CCE day part-timers, the Department shall elect additional members drawn from the division.  The additional members shall serve for one (1) year.

24.5.5  However, in a newly-created Department, the above procedure becomes operative only if there are three (3) full-time members of the Department, two (2) of whom are tenured.  If the procedure is inoperative in a newly-created Department, a committee of three (3) individuals, appointed by the School Dean from among the Chairs, Associate Chairs, and Assistant Chairs of the Division, shall function as the Departmental Tenure and Promotion Committee.

24.5.6  For purposes of considering reappointment, tenure and promotion, the Fashion Design Department shall have two (2) separate Tenure and Promotion Committees, one (1) from the Apparel Area and one (1) from the Art Area.  Each Tenure and Promotion Committee shall consist of the Department Chair, the Area Assistant Chair and two (2) other tenured members elected by the Area.

There shall be a separate vote within each Area and the Department Chair shall not serve as Chair of either Committee.

 24.5.7 Any member of a Department shall have the right to recommend any member of the Department, including him/herself, to be considered by the Departmental Tenure and Promotion Committee.

 24.5.8  The Department Tenure and Promotion Committee shall then collect and report to all members of the Department the necessary information about the candidate for merit promotion.

The Departmental Tenure and Promotion Committee reports to the Department in the presence of the candidate.  If the report includes negative points, the candidate shall have the opportunity for rebuttal.  After opportunity for rebuttal, the candidate shall leave.  After Department discussion, the candidate shall return and have the opportunity to answer questions and to make a statement on his/her own behalf.  At this time, a written secret ballot cast by qualified voters (excluding the candidate) shall be taken and counted immediately in the presence of the candidate and the Department, the count to be made by all members of the Department Tenure and Promotion Committee present.  Candidates receiving a majority vote of approval shall be recommended by the Department to the College-wide Tenure and Promotion Committee along with the recommendation of the School Dean.  Written justification of a Departmental vote of disapproval shall be offered to the candidate if requested.  At any point in the proceedings, a candidate may have forty-eight (48) hours to prepare a rebuttal in his/her own behalf if (s)he so desires.

24.5.9   A faculty member denied a recommendation by the Department may appeal to the School Dean to consider the candidate's credentials.  If the School Dean regards them favorably, (s)he shall forward the candidate's forms to the College-wide Tenure and Promotion Committee.

24.5.10 The College-wide Tenure and Promotion Committee shall vote to recommend or not recommend candidates for promotion.   A ranked list of all the candidates for promotion, in order of priority, shall be forwarded to the President.

24.5.11 If the action of the President is to grant promotion to non-recommended candidates, or in other than the recommended order of priority, (s)he shall meet with the College-wide Tenure and Promotion Committee and state the reasons for his/her actions.

24.5.12 After a candidate has once been approved by majority vote of his/her Department and recommended to the College-wide Tenure and Promotion Committee for consideration for promotion, the candidate shall be automatically recommended for promotion by his/her Department in the following two (2) years unless the Department reverses its recommendation in the following two (2) years by a two-thirds (2/3) vote.  Any candidate, or the Department Tenure & Promotion Committee, or the College-wide Tenure and Promotion Committee has the option of requiring that new student evaluations be submitted.  In addition, any candidate who wishes to be reconsidered by his/her Department before having his/her application automatically reapproved, may request the Department to reconsider and re-vote on his/her recommendation for promotion.

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