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Tenure Review

Overview

Article 9 of the District/AFT 2121 Collective Bargaining Agreement details requirements and regulations regarding tenure review. This page is designed to give basic guidance regarding tenure review. If differences exist between the information contained in this page and the collective bargaining agreement, the collective bargaining agreement will govern.

Dates for Spring 2010

Date
Item
January 22 Department chairs confirm list of tenure review committee members and mentors
January 22 Mentor sets up weekly meetings with evaluatee and reviews forms
February 5 Committee Chairs receive working and final evaluation forms and student questionnaires
Feb 22-March 12 Student evaluations
March 1-19 First round of direct observations
March 22-Apr 16 Second round of direct observations, if necessary
April 23 Evaluatee submits portfolio for review
May 7 Consensus report completed, signed, and submitted to the Dean of Instruction

 

Documents

Peer-Management Review for Faculty Under Tenure Review - New!

Self-Evaluation (for use in Tenure Portfolio)

Peer-Management Review for Faculty Under Early Tenure Review (only to be used when the Chancellor has approved consideration for early tenure - see below) - New!

Spring 2009 student evaluation summary statistics:

Credit | Noncredit | ESL | Library

Recommendation Calendar

Tenure Review Committees make various recommendations to the Board of Trustees. This table summarizes the options available to the Committees under most circumstances. See Article 9.D.7 of the contract for details.

YEAR 1

Fall

Either:

  • Renew contract for one year
  • Do not renew contract

Spring

If the recommendation in the Fall was to not renew the contract, the committee may recommend to either:

  • Affirm the earlier decision to not renew
  • Reverse the earlier decision, and recommend renewal of the contract

If the recommendation in the Fall was to renew, the committee may only recommend renewal

YEAR 2

Fall

Either:

  • Renew contract for two years
  • Do not renew contract

Spring

If the recommendation in the Fall was to not renew the contract, the committee may recommend to either:

  • Affirm the earlier decision to not renew
  • Reverse the earlier decision, and recommend renewal of the contract

If the recommendation in the Fall was to renew, the committee may only recommend renewal

YEAR 3

Fall and Spring

No recommendation required - faculty is in the middle of the two year contract approved the previous year.

YEAR 4

Fall

Either:

  • Recommend conferral of tenure
  • Recommend against conferral of tenure

Spring

No evaluation performed

Early Tenure

Consideration for early tenure is a multi-step process with many forms. Exhibit K of the Collective Bargaining agreement is the source of the various forms, and should be reviewed by persons under tenure review and tenure review committees when early tenure is to be considered.

  1. Faculty who wish to be considered for early tenure start by informing their Tenure Review Committees using Form 1
  2. Tenure Review Committees then make a recommendation on consideration for early tenure to the Chancellor using Form 2 and Form 3.
  3. If the Chancellor deems that consideration for early tenure is warranted, he indicates his approval using Form 4.
  4. Tenure Review Committees then use Form 5, a different evaluation form, for subsequent evaluations.