EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMMITTEE
Betty-ann Hoener, Ph.D., Chair
Meeting of June 15, 2001
PRESENT: Chair B. Hoener, Vice Chair J. Seago, J. Wiener-Kronish, Sally Rankin, D. Wara,
ABSENT: L. Jones, H. Harris, M. Walsh, L. Bero
The meeting of the Equal Opportunity Committee was called to order by Chair Hoener on June 15, 2001 at about 12:00 p.m. in Room S 318.
CAREER REVIEW CONCEPT
Vice Chancellor D. Bainton requested that the Committee comment on the concept of implementing Career Review procedures at UCSF similar to those utilized at UC Riverside. The Committee discussed this concept, in which a faculty member is able to initiate review of his or her file to determine whether he or she has been appropriately advanced. The Committee felt that a faculty member in such a situation should not be required to initiate action through his or her department, which is part of the UC Riverside procedure. The Committee felt that the problem of lack of advancement is one that career review procedures will not sufficiently address. The better alternative is to require an annual report from each department to the Office of Academic Personnel summarizing the record of faculty movement with regard to advancement and promotion for that year, noting, for example, who is eligible for promotion. The Committee on Academic Personnel should also receive this report and be able to request a current curriculum vitae and an explanation as to why certain faculty have not been promoted. In addition, a department chair’s record of faculty advancement (or lack of) should be considered during the chair’s Five-Year Review.
The Committee also believes that there should be a series of mentoring focus groups that educate faculty about promotion, e.g., an Assistant to Associate group, a Step V to Step VI group and a group focusing on changes in series.
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AND PRE-ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AWARD PROPOSAL REVIEW
The Committee considered 20 proposals for the Faculty Development Award and 3 proposals for the Pre-Associate Professor Award, both of which are administered out of the Office of Academic Affairs under Vice Chancellor Bainton. The Committee recommended 4 recipients for the Faculty Development Award and 2 recipients for the Pre-Associate Professor Award. The Office of Academic Affairs will consider the Committee’s recommendations and issue the Awards later this month.
SEARCH COMMITTEE AMBASSADOR PROPOSAL
The revised proposal was approved and will be transmitted today.
The meeting adjourned at about 1:30 p.m.
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