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III. THE STANDING FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

K. TRANSFER OF STANDING FACULTY TO SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES FROM ANOTHER SCHOOL IN THE UNIVERSITY

    The primary task of the SAS Personnel Committee in the matter of transferring an appointment from another School in the University is to determine that at least minimum standards of membership in SAS are met. Since a transfer is a horizontal move within the University, the review need not be as detailed and rigorous as a regular appointment or a promotion review.

    Dossier for Transfer into SAS

    1. Chair's Letter

      The letter from the Chair of the department recommending the transfer should include the reasons the department considers the transfer advisable, the vote of the department faculty, and any other supporting information the Chair deems appropriate.

    2. Curriculum Vitae of the Candidate

      The candidate is responsible for preparing an up-to-date curriculum vitae which includes scholarly accomplishments and plans, teaching experience at the University (course numbers and descriptions, numbers of students, and dissertation supervision), and administrative and committee service. Copies (one each) of recent and/or seminal publications, accompanied by a check list to ensure their return, must be included.

    3. Evaluation of Teaching

      The dossier should contain available course evaluations for all courses taught by the candidate.

    4. Letters from University Faculty

      At least three letters from senior faculty in the department to which the candidate wishes to transfer must be included.

    5. Letters from External Reviewers

      Three current external letters solicited by the department chair from a list of reviewers approved by the Dean must be included. The letter to external reviewers should be a short, carefully worded, unbiased request for an up-to-date evaluation.

    6. No affirmative action procedures are necessary.

 
 
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