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Placement in Rank Information

All permanent faculty members are eligible for rank. Academic Deans determine initial placement in rank, maintenance of rank, and promotion through the ranks based upon the successful fulfillment of all requirements as listed below.

All faculty members are initially assigned to a rank based on their education, professional (non-classroom) experience, and/or teaching experience. It is only at initial placement that prior experience is considered. To quantify this experience, a table of equivalencies is used. (Teaching Experience Equivalency Table)

Faculty members enter rank at the initial salary scale unless prior to their hire here they have accumulated one or more equivalencies than are required by the rank. For each full equivalency which is documented, the faculty member will be awarded one additional step on the salary scale beyond the equivalencies required by rank. Faculty will have the opportunity for placement up to midpoint of the appropriate rank. No fractions of equivalencies will be counted at any time, nor will any prior education, non-classroom professional experience and/or teaching experience be counted at any time after initial placement.

Instructor

1. To be placed at the rank of Instructor one must have:
        a. Teaching/equivalent experience/ none required.
        b. Education/ Master's degree, or the recognized credential, in the field or related field of teaching assignment.
2. To maintain rank one must earn:
        a. 6 units in scholarship and professional development.
        b. 3 units in professional service.
        c. A satisfactory rating in classroom performance.
3. To be promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor one must:
        a. Remain in rank for three years.
        b. Maintain annual performance standards (as outlined in 2a and 2b above) for three years.
        c. Receive at least two "Satisfactory" ratings and one "Excellent" rating in classroom performance during the three years offered for promotion consideration.

 

Assistant Professor

1. To be placed at the rank of Assistant Professor one must have:
        a. Teaching/equivalent experience = 3 equivalencies (Teaching Experience Equivalency Table).
        b. Education/ Master's degree, or recognized credential in the field or  related field of teaching assignment.
2. To meet annual performance standards one must earn:
        a. 5 units in scholarship and professional development.
        b. 4 units in professional service.
        c. a "Satisfactory" rating in classroom performance.
3. To be promoted to the rank of Associate Professor one must:
        a. Remain in rank for three years.
        b. Maintain annual performance standards (as outlined in 2a and 2b above) for three years.
        c. Receive an "Excellent" rating in classroom performance in at least two of three years offered for promotion consideration and at least a "Satisfactory" in the third.

 

Associate Professor

1. To be placed at the rank of Associate Professor one must have:
        a. Teaching/equivalent experience of 3 years full-time college teaching and a total of 3 equivalencies (Teaching Experience Equivalency Table).
        b. Master's degree, or recognized credential, in the field or related field of the teaching assignment; and evidence of scholarship beyond minimum credential or degree. (Scholarship is defined as formal coursework, credit or noncredit beyond the minimum credential or degree).
2. To meet performance standards one must earn annually:
        a. 4 units in scholarship and professional development.
        b. 5 units in professional service.
        c. a "Very Good" rating in classroom performance.
3. To be promoted to the rank of Professor one must:
        a. Remain in rank for three years.
        b. Maintain annual performance standards (as outlined in 2a and 2b above) for three years.
        c. Receive an "Excellent" rating in classroom performance in at least two of the three years offered for promotion consideration and a satisfactory in the third.

 

Professor

1. To be placed at the rank of Professor one must have:
        a. Teaching/Equivalent experience of 6 years full-time college teaching and a total of 3 equivalencies (Teaching Experience Equivalency Table).
        b. Master's degree, or recognized credential, in the field or related field of the teaching assignment; and evidence of significant scholarship beyond the minimum credential or degree.
2. To maintain performance standards one must earn annually:
        a. 3 units in scholarship and professional development.
        b. 6 units in professional service.
        c. A "Very Good" rating in classroom performance.

Teaching Experience Equivalency Table

1 Equivalency

2 Equivalencies

3 Equivalencies

1 year full-time college teaching or 2 years full-time college teaching or 3 years full-time college teaching or
2 years professional experience or 4 years professional experience or 6 years professional experience or
2 years full-time high school teaching or 4 years full-time high school teaching or 6 years full-time high school teaching or
10 sections part-time college teaching 20 sections part-time college teaching 30 sections part-time college teaching or
    Earned doctorate in discipline or related field

Teaching Experience Required for Rank:

  • Professor - 6 years full-time college teaching plus a total of 3 equivalencies
  • Associate Professor - 3 years full-time college teaching plus a total of 3 equivalencies
  • Assistant Professor - A total of 3 equivalencies
  • Instructor - None