May 28, 2015
The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) negotiated in January of 2014 for non-tenure track faculty included provisions related to new titles series and promotion pathways, understandings with regard to the timing of evaluations, and development of criteria for evaluation. In addition, the agreement required that the University and the Union collaborate on the development of policies and procedures related to reappointment and promotion evaluations. As a result of this work the Short Form policy which governs reviews of all NTT reappointments and promotions up to the rank of Assistant Professor was developed. Also developed were new procedures for promotions at the rank of Associate and above -- the “Academic Promotion Instructions for Non-Tenure Track Faculty." There are two versions of these Instructions, one for non-library faculty and one for library faculty.
In anticipation of questions and concerns related to these new procedures (and a period of adjustment as units put into place the structure for these new procedures), we’ve developed a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
- NTT Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) FAQ: This FAQ provides an overview of the provisions negotiated in January 2014 related to NTT appointments.
- General FAQ related to NTT Procedures: This FAQ provides an overview of procedures now in place for the evaluation of all full-time, non-tenure track faculty for appointment, reappointment and/or promotion to the rank of "Assistant."
- Promotion to rank of “Associate” and above (Non-Library) FAQ: This FAQ addresses anticipated questions for non-library faculty related to evaluations for promotion to the rank of “Associate” or above.
- Promotion to the rank of “Associate” and above (NTT Library): This FAQ addresses anticipated questions for Library faculty related to evaluations for promotion to the rank of Librarian of Practice II (Associate rank) and Librarian of Practice I (Professor rank).
The new NTT procedures and ongoing efforts to strengthen and improve the professional working conditions of NTTs would not be possible without the support of our members. We thank all the full members and encourage those who are not yet members to join.
Lisa Klein, President