2017-18 CALL and Calendar for Academic Personnel Actions

May 01, 2017

By Grace McClintock, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel 

COLLEGE PROVOSTS
DEANS
DEPARTMENT and PROGRAM CHAIRS 
UCO DIRECTOR

Dear Colleagues: 

Re: 2016-17 CALL and Calendar for Academic Personnel Actions 

The 2017-18 Call, listing senate faculty and continuing lecturers scheduled for review next year, may now be accessed in DivData by department and divisional staff. The campus deadlines for 2017-18 are published in the Calendar for Academic Personnel Actions.

I am also pleased to announce that DivData has been upgraded with additional enhancements resulting from the Biobib Project, including a publication archive and better integration between the Biobibnet and Review modules, designed to improve the faculty user experience. See the Summary of Changes for May 2017.

It is the responsibility of department chairs to make certain that there is an annual review of the status and performance of each faculty member in the department. Cases of unsatisfactory performance and of less-than-desirable excellence should be addressed. In all cases, guidance, feedback, and mentoring should be provided. This is an opportune time for chairs and/or designated mentors to meet with assistant and associate professors to review research plans, service commitments, and teaching assignments, in preparation for future promotion reviews.

Policy information has been collected in the Summary of Review Eligibility reference document. Faculty at indefinite steps are not listed on the Call, but may choose to undergo review if eligible. Faculty at indefinite steps should promptly notify the department chair and manager if they plan to undergo review in 2017-18.     

Please note that the July 1 to June 30 standard review year for senate faculty went into effect with the 15-16 review year and remains in place. Review periods for 17-18 will commence with the end of each candidate’s last review period and continue through June 30, 2017.  

If you have any questions about the Call or the academic review process, please contact your Divisional Academic Personnel Coordinator or the Academic Personnel Office at apo@ucsc.edu.

Sincerely,

Grace McClintock
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor 
Academic Personnel 

cc:

Chancellor Blumenthal
Interim Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Lee
Acting Vice Provost Academic Affairs Berger
Academic Personnel Analysts
College Academic Program Coordinators
Committee on Academic Personnel
Department and Program Managers
Divisional Academic Personnel Coordinators