Tenure Review

Overview

Article 9 and Exhibit G 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.

The Guide to Faculty Evaluation and Tenure Review has additional guidance for Tenure Review Committee Members, Mentors, and Faculty under Tenure Review.

Deadlines for Fall 2014

Date Item
   
August 13
Department chairs confirm list of tenure review committee members and mentors
August 15
Mentor sets up weekly meetings with evaluatee and reviews forms
August 22
Committee chairs receive working and final evaluation forms and student questionnaires
Sep 15 - Oct 17  
Student evaluations
Sep 22 - Oct 24
First round of direct observations
Oct 20 - Nov 14
Second round of direct observations, if necessary
November 11
Evaluatee submits portfolio to committee for review
December 5
Consensus report completed, signed, and submitted to the Office of instruction
   
   

Documents

Peer-Management Review for Faculty Under Tenure Review

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)

Some ideas of discussion topics for faculty under tenure review and their mentors

Spring 2011 student evaluation summary statistics: Credit | Noncredit | ESL | Library
Fall 2011 student evaluation summary statistics: Credit | Noncredit | ESL | Library
Spring 2012 student evaluation summary statistics: Credit | Noncredit | ESL | Library (Tenure Review Evaluations Postponed)
Fall 2012 student evaluation summary statistics: Credit | Noncredit | ESL | Library
Spring 2013 student evaluation summary statistics: Credit | Noncredit | ESL Cr | ESL Noncr | DSPS | Library
Fall 2013 student evaluation summary statistics: Credit | Noncredit | ESL Cr | ESL Nonc | DSPS Noncr | Library
Spring 2014 student evaluation summary statistics: Credit | Noncredit | ESL Cr | ESL Noncr | DSPS | Library

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. This should be submitted by the end of the sixth week of instruction, September 26, 2014.
  2. Tenure Review Committees then make a recommendation on consideration for early tenure to the Chancellor using Form 2 and Form 3. These should be submitted by the end of the sixteenth week of the semester, December 5, 2014.
  3. If the Chancellor deems that consideration for early tenure is warranted, he indicates his approval using Form 4. This approval is given by the end of the first week of the following spring semester.
  4. Tenure Review Committees then use Form 5, a different evaluation form, for subsequent evaluations.