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February 2019

 

Promotion: A celebration of our talented, diverse faculty
Dante Morelli

 

  promotion requirements: performance, service, professional growth
 
The three areas assessed for FA members' promotion are one's teaching or professional performance, college or community service and professional growth. Attend a workshop next month to learn how to meet the requirements for each. (graphic by Cynthia Eaton)
   

As executive vice president, this was the first year that I oversaw promotions for the FA.

More than 60 of our members were up for promotion this year. As I read through A-forms and met with faculty and executive deans, I was impressed with the amount of incredible work the faculty are pursuing outside of their contractual obligations. We are lucky to be surrounded by such a talented and diverse faculty who aim to make our students better citizens.

Within the next month, those who have submitted for promotion will know the outcome of their promotion. Additionally, those who are eligible for promotion for the 2019-20 academic year will be notified that they will be able to apply by June 15.

Whether you are eligible for promotion next year or you’re new to SCCC, we strongly recommend that you attend one of the promotion workshops that will be held on the following dates from 11 a.m. to 12 noon:

  • March 6 — Grant — Sagtikos 259/260
  • March 13 — Eastern — Peconic 228B
  • March 20 — Ammerman — BSC Mildred Greene Room

The workshop will include many of the details and eligibility requirements needed for promotion at various levels, i.e., classroom and non-classroom faculty, PAs, and specialists.

So, why should you attend, especially if you’ve attended one in the past?

The expectations for promotion are different for each rank.

Each applicant has a unique situation—individual experiences with teaching/working, service and professional development—so this is your chance to get answers to your own questions from me and your campus executive dean.

Eligibility for adjuncts and full-time faculty

If you are full time and plan to apply, remember that although the full application is not due until June 15, you must submit the cover page of the A Form to your chair or immediate supervisor by May 15, 2019.

If you are an adjunct, the full application is due by March 13, 2019.

Applying for assistant professor

For this year’s promotion cycle, all full-time faculty hired with the rank of instructor on or before September 2017 or hired January or February 2018 are eligible to apply for promotion to assistant professor by June 15, 2019. Adjuncts who have served for at least 10 semesters with 39 teaching hours need to apply by March 2019 for promotion to adjunct assistant professor.

Applying for associate professor

Full-time faculty hired with the rank of assistant professor or granted a promotion to assistant professor on or before September 2016 or hired January or February 2017 with the rank of assistant professor are eligible to apply for promotion to associate professor by June 15, 2019. Adjuncts who have served for at least 14 semesters or obtained 54 teaching hours as adjunct assistant professor need to apply by March 2019 for promotion to adjunct associate professor.

Applying for professor

Full-time faculty hired with the rank of associate professor or granted a promotion to associate professor on or before September 2015 or hired January or February 2016 with the rank of associate professor are eligible to apply for promotion to professor by June 15, 2019. Adjuncts who have served for at least 18 semesters or obtained 69 teaching hours as adjunct associate professor need to apply by March 2019 for promotion to adjunct professor.

Applying for PA and specialist ranks

Full-time faculty hired with the rank of PA, PA1 or specialist or granted a promotion to PA, PA1 or specialist on or before September 2015 or hired January or February 2016 with the rank of PA, PA1 or specialist are eligible to apply for promotion to PA1, PA2 or specialist 2 (respectively) by June 15, 2019. Adjuncts who have served for at least 14 semesters adjunct professional assistant 1 need to apply by March 2019 for promotion to adjunct professional assistant 2.

Note: If you were an adjunct for at least 30 credit hours and then hired as full-time faculty member, the time in rank needed for the first promotion is reduced by one year.

Finally, all full-time promotions (for those applying in June 2019) will be effective September 2020. Adjunct faculty promotions (for those who apply in March 2019) will be effective in September 2020.

If you have any questions regarding the promotion process feel free to contact me and please consider attending the promotion workshop to bust any myths you’ve heard and get all the information you need to be successful.