Criteria for Reappointment

CCS and the faculty of the College collectively place a high value on excellence in all areas of faculty responsibility, the principal ones being teaching, service to the College, and professional practice, development, and research. All participants in the reappointment process are expected to observe the following criteria in arriving at their recommendations.

  1. For faculty members on three-year contracts:
    1. Recommendation for a three-year reappointment would ordinarily be made if the faculty member is performing at a high level of quality in all major areas of responsibility; is making significant contributions as a teacher, mentor, colleague, and artist, designer, or scholar; and is expected to continue to perform at this level.
    2. Recommendation for a renewal of fewer than three years (i.e., two years or one year) would be made if performance in one or more areas of responsibility is below the expected high level of quality. The recommendation for length of reappointment would depend on the assessment of the seriousness of the faculty member’s deficiencies and the likelihood that they can be corrected.
    3. Recommendation for non-renewal would be made if there are serious performance issues in one or more areas of responsibility and if the faculty member has shown either a lack of inclination or an inability to correct the deficiencies.
  2. For faculty members on one- or two-year contracts:
    1. The Provost, in consultation with the appropriate Dean, will determine the length of reappointment for which the faculty member is eligible.
    2. Recommendation for reappointment for the longest period possible would be made if the faculty member demonstrates high quality performance in all areas of responsibility. Recommendation for a shorter length would be made if there are areas of responsibility in which there are performance concerns. Recommendation for non-renewal would be made if there are areas of responsibility that raise serious concerns.