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July 2014

 

Mythbusters: Promotion edition
Sean Tvelia

 

Since I started at the college in 1998, I’ve heard more than a few myths about promotions.

“You have to run yourself ragged serving on a million committees or you’ll never get promoted!” or even worse “It’s all about who you know!”

Regardless of who you may know, having served as CPC chair, I can honestly say these are myths.

There are other myths too. If you’re up for promotion now or in the near future, you’ll want to attend one of the upcoming campus promotion work- shops to gain some clarity into the process and procedures.

Meet the mythbusting team

In the coming weeks faculty who meet the time in rank requirements for promotion will receive letters from the college informing them of their eligibility for promotion.

Although the FA is not part of the final decision making process, we are here to advocate for you and assist you through the entire process.

It’s important that before you apply, you attend one of the three promotion workshops that will be offered this semester. The workshops are led by me and your campus executive dean.

Why should you attend, especially if you’ve attended on in the past?

  1. The expectations for promotion are different for each rank.

  2. Each applicant has a unique situation?individual experi- ences with teaching/working, service, and professional devel- opment?so this is your chance to get answers to your own questions from me and your campus executive dean.

If you haven’t already done so, you can RSVP for the promotion workshop (and the faculty development work- shops too) at on the FA’s events page (https://afl.salsalabs.com/o/4013/ c/476/p/salsa/event/common/public).

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, 2014.

If you are an adjunct, the full application is due by March 14, 2014.

Applying for assistant professor

• For this year’s promotion cycle, all full-time faculty hired with the rank of instructor on or before September 2012 or hired January or February 2013 are eligible to apply for promotion to assistant professor by June 15, 2014. Adjuncts who have served for at least 10 semesters with 39 teaching hours need to apply by March 2014 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 2011 or hired January or February 2012 with the rank of assistant professor are eligible to apply for promotion to associate professor by June 15, 2014. Adjuncts who have served for at least 14 semesters or obtained 54 teaching hours as adjunct assistant professor need to apply by March 2014 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 2010 or hired January or February 2011 with the rank of associate professor are eligible to apply for promotion to professor by June 15, 2014. Adjuncts who have served for at least 18 semesters or obtained 69 teaching hours as adjunct associate professor need to apply by March 2014 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 2011 or hired January or February 2012 with the rank of PA, PA1 or specialist are eligible to apply for promotion to PA1, PA2 or specialist 2 (respectively) by June 15, 2014. Adjuncts who have served for at least 14 semesters adjunct professional