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4.1 Ranked Academic Faculty

4.1 Ranked Academic Faculty

The ranks assigned to academic faculty include lecturer, instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, and professor.

4.1.1 Criteria for Appointment to Specific Ranked Faculty Status

At the time of initial appointment of a full-time or part-time per course faculty member, the provost & senior vice president for academic affairs, in consultation with the department chair and/or the applicable dean, shall make a judgment about rank for the faculty member's initial contract using the criteria described in this Volume IV of the Ithaca College Policy Manual.

4.1.2 Lecturer

The rank of lecturer is normally accorded to holders of part-time per-course appointments.

4.1.3 Instructor

For appointment to instructor the criteria are:

  1. Possession of the master's degree or a professional degree; or demonstration of substantial progress toward the terminal degree.
     
  2. Evidence of potential for and commitment to teaching excellence and evidence of scholarly or other appropriate professional interests.

Instructors in tenure-eligible notice appointments do not enter the fourth tenure-eligible year without having been considered for promotion to assistant professor. Instructors who do not meet the criteria for promotion to assistant professor during the third year must be notified that the fourth year will be the terminal year of their appointment.

4.1.4 Assistant Professor

For promotion to or appointment as assistant professor the criteria are:

  1. Ordinarily, possession of the appropriate terminal degree.
     
  2. Evidence of potential for and commitment to teaching excellence and scholarship or other appropriate professional activity.

4.1.5 Associate Professor

As approved by the Ithaca College Board of Trustees 2/20/2014.

For promotion to or appointment as associate professor the criteria are:

  1. Possession of the appropriate terminal degree.
     
  2. Normally, a minimum of six years of teaching experience as an assistant professor, or as an instructor and assistant professor if the initial appointment was as an instructor.
     
  3. A sustained record of teaching excellence.
     
  4. Evidence of significant scholarly or appropriate professional attainment and promise of continued scholarly or appropriate professional development.
     
  5. Evidence of service to the College and profession.

4.1.6 Professor

As approved by the Ithaca College Board of Trustees 2/20/2014.

For promotion to or appointment as professor the criteria are:

  1. Possession of the appropriate terminal degree.
     
  2. Normally, a minimum of six (6) years of teaching experience as an associate professor.
     
  3. Evidence of continued teaching excellence.
     
  4. A sustained record of significant scholarly or appropriate professional attainment.
     
  5. Evidence of having attained regional or national stature in the discipline; or evidence of distinguished academic leadership at the department, planning unit, school or College level.
     
  6. Evidence of significant service to the College and profession.

4.1.7 Variance of Criteria

At the request and/or approval of the planning unit and with the permission of the president of the College, the foregoing criteria for ranked faculty members may be modified or waived by the provost & senior vice president for academic affairs to accommodate extraordinary circumstances.

Last Updated: February 26, 2014