Health Programs

Faculty in the Health Programs system are appointed on a paid basis in a health college (Human Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Nursing or Veterinary Medicine). The system is predicated on the need to expand and enhance programs in clinical education, patient care service and clinical research through the provision of patient care services and community outreach.

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  • Preparing for Review

    Departments provide criteria for reappointment and promotion to all faculty members at the time of appointment or promotion to current rank. Departments are responsible for initiating the reappointment and promotion process and providing the specific timelines, procedures and criteria for their faculty.

    Faculty are responsible for familiarizing themselves with their department timelines, procedures and criteria prior to submitting a request for promotion and/or completing the required forms and other documentation.

    Health Programs faculty are evaluated annually and provided feedback on their performance by the applicable unit administrator. Written annual evaluations are conducted as part of regular reviews related to assignment, planning and salary adjustment. Processes and criteria for reappointment and promotion should be a topic at this yearly meeting.

    A recommendation for promotion should be based on several years (generally five to seven) of sustained and outstanding achievements in clinical patient care services, teaching, scholarship and/or public service in current rank, consistent with performance levels for similar faculty expected at a premier, land-grant AAU university.

  • Reappointment Process

    In addition to an annual evaluation, HP faculty are formally reviewed and evaluated for reappointment by the department chairperson, with the advice of a body of the faculty member's peers (this body shall include HP faculty members). Faculty are given an opportunity to confer with the department peer review group before a decision is made. This review process is completed at least 90 days prior to the end date of an individual’s current HP appointment. Department chairpersons recommend reappointment to the dean, who will make a recommendation on both the reappointment and the length of that reappointment to the Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Staff Affairs, who will make the final decision.

    The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development (FAD) distributes reappointment forms to departments in November/December each year. Departments submit documentation of review and required reappointment forms by January 15.

  • Promotion Process

    Faculty candidate completes and submits to department:

    1. CV
    2. Reflective Essay
    3. Sample of Scholarly Work (for external reviewers)
    4. List of recommended external and internal reviewers
    5. Form on Progress and Excellence for Health Programs Faculty (Form HP-D), Section IV
    6. Academic Portfolio

    Department adds:

    1. External reviewer letters
    2. Signed annual review letters for each year in the review period

    A departmental peer review committee provides advice to the department chairperson regarding promotion decisions. Faculty are given an opportunity to confer with the department peer review group before a decision is made. The chairperson conducts an independent evaluation, taking into consideration the peer evaluation, and forwards a recommendation to FAD for College RPT Committee review.

    Chairperson completes and submits to college:

    1. Form on Progress and Excellence for Health Programs Faculty (Form HP-D), Sections I-III
    2. Items 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 and 8 above

    Departments submit promotion materials to FAD by January 15.

    The College RPT Committee provides advice to the dean about department/unit recommendations for promotion. The dean independently reviews each recommendation for promotion and forwards recommendations to the Office of the Provost, where the final decision is made.

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