Stephen F. Austin State University

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Resources for Faculty

Here you can find various resources for use by SFA Human Services faculty.

Search Committee Chair Responsibilities

Search Committee Chair Responsibilities

Researchers SONA Training

Researcher Walkthrough - SONA

Leave Reports

Leave forms can be located at: http://www.sfasu.edu/hr/112.asp

and http://www.sfasu.edu/hr/112.asp .

College Counsel Minutes

CollegeCouncil_20140113_Summary

Course Syllabus Checklist

Syllabus_Template_2014_Checklist.pdf

PCOE_SyllabusTemplate_ REV_Aug15_JAA

PCOE_SyllabusTemplate__REV_Aug15_JAAedits2.docx

Professionalism Assessment Instrument

Professionalism_Assessment_Instrument.docx

Human Services Promotion & Tenure Information and Forms

See the following:

PCOE Timeline:
22 October -- faculty submission of dossier to department (by 4:30 PM)
8 November -- departmental committee letters to department chair
1 December -- department chair letters & dossiers to the dean's office
15 December -- college committee letters to the dean
15 February -- dean's letters & dossiers to the provost
28 March -- provost's letters to the president

Portfolio Guidelines
-the binder width could be no larger than 3" because 2 1/2" binders are not
available locally (Staples/WalMart, etc.).
-plastic document covers were optional (based on university policy),
especially since they would take up about 1/2 of the space available in the
3" binder. If plastic documents covers are used, they should hold only two
sheets of paper (each facing out) rather than hold stapled "packets" of
papers.
-samples of faculty work is acceptable (based on university policy) given
that we are limiting the size of the one binder allowed by university
policy; samples of teaching documentation, scholarship documentation, and
service documentation. Emphasis should be on demonstrating growth and
accomplishment.
-summary FAR (the newer system) for the past four-five years and the one
previously used faculty activity document would be included instead of
individually printing the annual FARs from the past four-five
years.Portfolio Guidelins -departmental promotion guidelines and tenure
guidelines must be included in the portfolio

COE Committee Structure, department
-tenure committee: comprised of all tenured faculty within the department;
review candidates for pre-tenure and for tenure -promotion
committee--associate professor: comprised of all tenured associate and full
professors within the department; review candidates for pre-promotion and
for promotion to the rank of associate professor -promotion committee--full
professor: comprised of all tenured full professors within the department
(must have a minimum of 3 full professors); review candidates for promotion
to the rank of full professor

COE Committee Structure, college
-tenure committee: comprised of one elected tenured faculty from each
department (committee of 5 members); review candidates for mid-tenure review
and for tenure -promotion committee--associate professor: comprised of one
elected tenured associate or full professor from each department (committee
of 5 members); review candidates for mid-promotion review and for promotion
to the rank of associate professor -promotion committee--full professor:
comprised of one elected tenured full professor from each department
(committee of 5 members); review candidates for promotion to the rank of
full professor

Levels of Review
Each probationary faculty candidate's portfolio will receive two levels of
review--a departmental committee review and a chair's review Each
mid-tenure/mid-promotion faculty candidate's portfolio will receive 4 levels
of review--a departmental committee review, a chair's review, a college
committee review, and a dean's review Each tenure faculty candidate's
portfolio will receive 4 levels of review--a departmental committee review,
a chair's review, a college committee review, and a dean's review for
tenure--before going on to the provost Each promotion faculty candidate's
portfolio will receive 4 levels of review--a departmental committee review,
a chair's review, a college committee review, and a dean's review for
promotion--before going on to the provost


Committee Processes
The committee members elect a chair who will be responsible for
orchestrating the work of the committee.
Each member of the committee reviews each portfolio, making notes in
anticipate of the committee meeting.
At the committee meeting(s), each faculty candidate's portfolio is discussed
in light of the departmental and university policies. The chair initiates a
vote for or against the application (pre-promotion, pre-tenure, promotion,
tenure) and records the vote on the faculty candidate's form(s). A
committee member volunteers or is assigned by the chair to write a summary
of the faculty candidate's strengths, weaknesses, and/or recommendations (as
appropriate based on the application) on the form. The summary is
circulated among the committee members for edits/comments. The final
summary is circulated among the committee members for signatures and any
optional dissenting comments. All optional dissenting comments of committee
members must be signed and dated.

Additional Points
Each level of review is independent. The completed review form from each
level of review will be added to the portfolio and will become part of the
official record.
The chair is responsible to share with the candidate the contents of the
departmental committee form and the chair's form.
The candidate is provided the right to add a letter clarifying errors of
fact based on the departmental committee and the chair's findings. This
letter will become part of the official record.
The dean is responsible to share with the candidate the contents of the
college committee form and the dean's form. This letter will become part of
the official record.

Human Services Tenure Policy

Here is the link to the Human Services Tenure Policy.

Human Services Promotion Policy

Here is the link for the Human Services Promotion Policy.

Committee Progress Report

Committee progress Report: This resource provides a means for faculty to document involvement in service as committee members. From this point forward, this form will be used by Committee Chairs to note individual members' presence and contribution to committee process and outcome. These are the guidelines that will serve as the criteria for the Evaluation of submitted petitions, which must be submitted to the Departmental Curriculum Committee, composed of Program Directors and the College representative, by September 15th. This date was selected to allow time for departmental review prior to the College deadline of October 15th.

Course Fee Guidelines

Course Fee Guidelines: This resource provides an example of a petition for course fees and critical information that must be provided in the process of application.

LabCourseFeeRequestForm.pdf

Curriculum Committee Guidelines & Instructions

Curriculum Committee Guidelines & Instructions: This resource provides a step by step guide for developing petitions for: new program proposals; new course proposals; modification of course proposal; and deletion of course proposal. It also includes the university template for the development of university course syllabi.

Faculty Handbook

Here is the link to the faculty handbook/ survival guide.

Link to Banner

To access Banner, log into MySFA, and select My Services. Then choose "self service Banner."

Reset email password

To reset your email password, click here.

Resources for Adjunct Faculty


Responsibilities_of_Adjunct_Faculty_Teaching_Assistants_&_Program_Directors.doc

Search Committee Training

Search Committee Training PDF

File size: 291.61 KB

Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013

Search Committee Guidelines

Search Committee Guidelines: This resource provides an overview of the required operations of a Search Committee and guidelines for membership and the decision-making process.

SFA Business Forms

Link to SFA Business Forms.

University Policies, Procedures & Forms

Here is the link to the policy manual.

PCOE_PromotionPolicy_Emeritus_2013Dec.docx