View Bill 14-15-09

Senate Bill 14-15-09

Bill ID: 14-15-09
Name: UM Guidelines for Appointment, Evaluation, and Promotion of Professional Track Faculty
Proposed: 10/07/2014
Sponsor: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Proposal: The Faculty Affairs Committee's (FAC) framework for professional track faculty appointments was approved by the Chancellor and needs to be implemented at UMD. The next step in this process is to create overarching campus-wide guidelines that will be used as a baseline for departments/units to develop their new appointment and promotion system. The Senate Executive Committee (SEC) requests that the Faculty Affairs Committee (FAC) review the framework and develop guidelines for appointment, evaluation, and promotion of professional track faculty. These guidelines should define minimum requirements but also allow units flexibility to develop specific appointment, evaluation, and promotion criteria relevant to each discipline.


Status: Completed
Completed On: 06/08/2015


Presidential Approval: 05/04/2015
Chancellor's Approval: 06/08/2015
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 04/16/2015
Decision Date: 04/23/2015
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal as amended.
Next Step: Presidential Approval, Chancellor's Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 04/02/2015
Decision Date: 04/09/2015
Decision: The SEC voted to place the report on the agenda of the April 23rd Senate meeting for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Faculty Affairs Committee
Received: 10/29/2014
Decision Date: 04/03/2015
Decision: The committee voted to submit its recommendations to the SEC for consideration.
Actions: The Faculty Affairs Committee reviewed the charge at its meeting in November 2014. In December 2014, the committee began considered the draft guidelines provided with the charge, and began considering revisions. The committee also began reviewing existing policies and procedures pertaining to professional track faculty from departments and Colleges on campus. The committee deliberated on language for the guidelines in January and February 2015, and addressed feedback from outside groups in March 2015. In April 2015, the committee voted via email to approve the final guidelines and send its report forward to the SEC.
Next Step: SEC Review
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 10/17/2014
Decision Date: 10/24/2014
Decision Due By: 10/24/2014
Decision: The SEC voted to charge the Faculty Affairs Committee with this review.
Next Step: Faculty Affairs Committee Review