Faculty Retention Policy and Procedure for Part - Time Faculty

The policy and procedure set out hereunder shall apply to part-time faculty with three (3) years or less than three (3) years service who are (a) employed in regular, recurrent positions, (b) work at least half of a full load, and (c) employed with either a one-year contract or with at least a second half-year contract occurring during any two (2) consecutive academic years.

I. Criteria for Reappointment

A. Evaluation of professional performance.

At a minimum, the University shall require one (1) peer and one (1) student evaluation a year. Part-time faculty in their first year shall be evaluated during their first semester.

B. Department and college review.

The chairperson or program director upon receipt of the departmental evaluation will prepare a letter of evaluation and recommendation for each part-time faculty and submit it to the Dean. The part-time faculty shall have the opportunity to review and question any and all materials submitted as part of this evaluative process. A copy of each item shall be transmitted to the part-time faculty immediately after it has been submitted. He or she shall be given a reasonable opportunity to respond in a timely fashion to any such item and the response shall be attached to the item.

C. Provost and Executive Vice Presidential review.

The Dean will forward the report of the department and the department chair together with his/her letter of evaluation and recommendation to the Provost and Executive Vice President. A copy of the Dean's letter of evaluation and recommendation will be provided to each candidate.

D. Decision on eligibility for reappointment based on evaluation

The Provost and Executive Vice President will notify the part-time faculty of his/her decision on eligibility for reappointment based on the evaluation of his/her professional performance.

E. Provost and Executive Vice President Decision

The Provost and Executive Vice President shall notify the part time faculty of his/her decision on reappointment.