Faculty Policies

The USA Faculty Handbook specifies policies and procedures that govern all USA faculty. Arts and Sciences College tenure, promotion, and mid-probationary review policies are presented below.

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Tenure and Promotion Policies

 Promotion and Tenure Statement of Procedures and Criteria

This document describes the policies pertaining to tenure and promotion in the College of Arts and Sciences. Tenure and Promotion in the College is also governed by the University policies pertaining to tenure and promotion as set forth in the Faculty Handbook. 

Note that starting fall, 2014, candidates for promotion and/or tenure will have a portion of their portfolio constructed from data entered into Digital Measures.

 

Promotion to Senior Instructor Statement of Procedures and Criteria

This document describes the policies pertaining to promotion to Senior Instructor in the College of Arts and Sciences. Promotion to Senior Instructor in the College is also governed by the University policies pertaining to tenure and promotion as set forth in the Faculty Handbook

 Note that starting fall, 2014, candidates for promotion to Senior Instructor will have a portion of their portfolio constructed from data entered into Digital Measures.

 

Tenure and Promotion Committee Documents 

Tenure Committee Form

Promotion Committee Form

Senior Instructor Committee Form

Sample Letter to be Sent to External Reviewers


 

Mid-Probationary Review Policy

 Mid-Probationary Review Statement of Procedures and Criteria

A Mid-Probationary review is conducted for all untenured tenure-track faculty no later than the completion of the third year of probationary service, or near the mid-point of the probationary term for those faculty members whose probationary term includes credit for prior service. Mid-Probationary Review is governed by both this College of Arts and Sciences policy and by university policy as set forth in the Faculty Handbook.

Mid-Probationary Review replaces the Pre-Tenure Review. 

Note that effective fall, 2014, faculty completing a Mid-Probationary Review will have a portion of their portfolio constructed from data entered into Digital Measures.

 


 

USA Faculty Policy Resources

Faculty Incentive Plan  (formerly Faculty Research Performance Incentive Plan, FRPIP)

Faculty Sexual Harassment Policy

Turnitin Use Policy

USA Computer Use Policy

USA Copyright Policy

USA Sabbatical Policy

USA Course Syllabus Template

Innovation In Learning Center USA Faculty Guidebook

 


 

Digital Measures

Effective Fall, 2014, all Arts and Sciences faculty are required to begin entering professional information into Digital Measures. Digital Measures is a web-based faculty reporting service. Data entered into Digital Measures will be used to build a portion of the portfolio for applicants for promotion and tenure, as well as applicants to senior instructor and candidates for mid-tenure review. Additionally, Faculty Activity Reports may be constructed from Digital Measures Data.

 Digital Measures Log-In for USA Faculty

 A&S Guidelines for using Digital Measures