SECTION 18 Prog Directors

SECTION 18 ACADEMIC PROGRAM DIRECTORS AND ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATORS

18.1     Academic Program Directors

18.1.1  Appointment: A faculty member who has been formally assigned the responsibilities in Section 18.1.2 by the Provost or dean shall be appointed to serve as an academic program director for a fixed term. The appointment and its specific responsibilities must be documented in writing.

18.1.2  Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the academic program directors vary depending on the size and complexity of the program. Academic program directors are responsible for leadership of the program, including planning, curriculum, staff development and evaluation, managing the program’s resources; and developing and maintaining program records, providing information to the Provost or dean in a timely manner for use in personnel and program resource decisions, and facilitating the harmonious functioning of the program.

18.1.3  Evaluation: With input from the faculty and staff related to the program, the Provost or dean conducts a periodic performance evaluation of the director and review of the position, including workload and job expectations, and meets with the director to discuss the results of the evaluation and position review. Based on the evaluation, the Provost or dean and the director jointly develop goals for the following year. If, during the term of the appointment, the director fails to fulfill the responsibilities described in 18.1.2 or in the written letter of appointment in a satisfactory manner, the Provost or dean may remove the director.

18.1.3.1           In faculty review processes such as Post-Tenure Review, the teaching or librarianship, scholarly or creative activity, and service achievements of the academic program director will be assessed proportionally to the position appointment.

18.2     Academic Administrators

18.2.1  Appointment: Academic administrators normally are appointed by the Provost or dean following a formal search to a 12-month position for a fixed term with option to renew and can be part-time or full-time depending on the specific position. The appointment and its specific responsibilities must be documented in writing.

18.2.1.1           As faculty, academic administrators are eligible for the leaves in Sections 10 and 11 of this Agreement and accrue and expend vacation leave in the same manner as other faculty with twelve-month appointments.

18.2.2  Responsibilities: Academic administrators have similar responsibilities to those of academic program directors listed in 18.1.2. In addition, academic administrators normally have supervisory and budgetary authority over their programs, centers, and/or institutes. The specific responsibilities of the position will be outlined in the formal letter of appointment.

18.2.3  Evaluation

18.2.3.1           With input from the faculty and staff related to the program, center, or institute, the Provost or dean conducts a periodic performance evaluation of the academic administrator and review of the position, including workload and job expectations, and meets with the academic administrator to discuss the results of the evaluation and position review. Based on the evaluation, the Provost or dean and the academic administrator jointly develop goals for the following year. If, during the term of the appointment, the academic administrator fails to fulfill the responsibilities described in 18.2.2 or in the written letter of appointment in a satisfactory manner, the Provost or dean may remove the academic administrator.

18.2.3.2           If they are tenured or tenure-track faculty, academic administrators undergo faculty evaluations, such as Post-Tenure Review, as described in Section 7 of this Agreement. The teaching or librarianship, scholarly or creative activity, and service achievements of the academic administrator will be assessed proportionally to the fraction of the faculty appointment of the academic administrator.[1]


[1] For example, if a faculty member has a 1.0 FTE appointment as an academic administrator and is required to do no teaching and/or librarianship or scholarship and/or creative activity, faculty members in the academic administrator’s department or college will only evaluate the academic administrator’s service. Such academic administrators will be judged to have met department standards in teaching or librarianship and/or scholarship and/or creative activity if their responsibilities as an academic administrator replace their responsibilities in teaching or librarianship and/or scholarship and/or creative activity.