Advancement Overview Workshops for Assistant Professors and LPSOEs

These sessions are offered to help Assistant Professors and LPSOEs (Assistant Teaching Professors) understand many of the policies and procedures in academic personnel reviews.  Topics include review eligibility and expectations, types of review, and leaves of absence and impact of leaves on advancement.  The sessions are informal and faculty will be able to ask questions pertinent to their own mid-career review, tenure review, eight-year limit, leave eligibility, or other related topic.

2020 Workshop Dates/Times

Date: Monday, May 11
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Zoom - please sign up online below
Date: Monday, May 11
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Zoom - please sign up online below
Date: Tuesday, May 12
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Zoom - please sign up online below
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Workshop Materials - Agenda for May 2020

Presenter:   Ibukun Bloom, Academic Personnel Office          

Purpose:  To help you understand the academic personnel review process including:

  • When a review takes place (time at rank and step; quarters of service)
  • Why a review takes place (reappointment, merit and salary advancement)
  • What happens during a review (the review process)
  • Leaves of Absences
  • Resources

 1.         Introductions

 2.         Academic Advancement and Salaries

                        Timing of Reviews

                                    Eligibility for Reappointment and Merit:  “Time at Rank and Step”

                                                Sample Salary Scale (2019-2020) and Notes (updated 10/20)

                                    Mid-Career Appraisal and Tenure:  “Quarter Clock” or “Tenure Clock”

                                                Assistant Professor Timeline for Advancement with Notes

LPSOE Timeline for Advancement with Notes

 3.         Academic Personnel Review Process

                        Checklist to Assure Fairness

                        Document Inventory Matrices

                        Bylaw 55 Voting Rights

                        Confidential and Non-Confidential Information

                        Biobibliography Guidelines

                        CAP's Top 10 Tips for Faculty Preparing Personnel Files

                        After the Department Review

                                    Flow Chart:  Dean Authority

                                    Flow Chart:  EVC or Chancellor Authority

                        Preliminary Assessment:  If denial of tenure or non-reappointment.

                        UC-wide Criteria for Advancement (APM 210 - Review and Appraisal Committees)

 4.         Leaves of Absence, include Sabbatical and Family Accommodations for

            Childbearing and Childrearing

 5.         Stopping the Eight Year Clock (APM 133.17.h)   

 5.         Resources