Instructional Academic Staff Career Progression Committee (IAS CPC)

Final Report  - May 15, 2010

 

The IAS CPC met in the fall to elect officers, to review committee procedures for the review and discussion of CP files.  Review of files began in early January.  A total of four files were reviewed this year.  Following careful review and discussion of each file, all four were recommended to the Provost for advancement to the requested title.

 

This year, the committee did not encounter any of the technology difficulties experienced by the last two committees.  The committee did, however, have extensive discussions on the criteria for progression – mainly how they are to be interpreted and how to best convey useful information to new candidates and back to successful candidates for use in future progression requests.

While the committee does not have any formal recommendations, a couple of issues did come up.

1.      Since the career progression process is still new, the CPC feels that continued communications with individual IAS candidates and their respective department chairs and deans is necessary to make sure that the required materials are submitted.  This will continue to be accomplished by the IAS Liaison through the development of pertinent power point presentations and/or podcasts and posting of such on the IAS, HR and Provost’s websites, through continuing IAS career progression orientation sessions each fall, and, finally, through continuing communication with department chairs and deans. 

2.      The policies and procedures (and the guidelines) for career progression were developed by the IAS committee.  To keep in line with our desire to parallel faculty promotion as closely as possible, perhaps the monitoring and updating of the policies and procedures should be taken over by the PTS committee, while the IAS CPC continues to monitor the guidelines.

3.      Another issue that has continued to come up is where the money should come from to fund both the CP bumps and for the new baseline salary increase.  It was originally proposed that the bumps come from central monies and the baseline come from the college budgets; however, this has apparently not been the case.  The largest increases in baseline are consistently in CLS, but they do not have the baseline budget to cover this.  While the issue of where should the funding come from is not an issue for IAS CPC or IAS committee, it may be a good charge for PTS.

Overall, the committee was impressed with the quality of the applicants and the process was relatively smooth this year.

Respectfully submitted by Kerrie Hoar.