- Chair's Letter
The Chair's letter should summarize the discussion in the
department and state how the duties performed by the proposed candidate
form an essential part of the continuing academic program for which he or
she is being recommended. The letter should indicate why the instruction
provided by the candidate cannot be performed by a member of the Standing
Initial appointment as Senior Lecturer in Foreign Languages
requires service of at least eight years as Lecturer in Foreign Languages.
In the case of an initial appointment as a Senior Lecturer in Foreign
Languages, the letter should give clear justification for promotion to
Senior Lecturer in Foreign Languages--rather than continuation as Lecturer
in Foreign Languages--based on the candidate's excellence in teaching,
contributions in curriculum development and supervision, and professional
accomplishment in the wider community of language teaching professionals.
In the case of reappointment, the letter should also discuss the
duties performed during the previous appointment and show how they have
significantly differed from those performed by members of the Standing
Faculty. The letter should include the vote of the faculty. Any
dissenting opinion should be discussed in The Chair's letter or in a
letter written by a faculty member designated by the Chair.
- Curriculum Vitae of the Candidate
The curriculum vitae should contain an up-to-date summary of the
candidate's educational and employment record. The material should
contain a complete summary of all formal and informal courses taught,
including course numbers and student enrollments.
- Supporting Letters
Supporting letters (in addition to the Chair's letter) must be
included. Two must be letters of evaluation from standing faculty outside
the Department but within the University. In addition, two must be from
extramural reviewers whose selection has been approved by the Dean. The
letters should address the candidate's credentials in the following areas:
excellence in teaching, contributions in curriculum development and
supervision, and professional accomplishment in the wider community of
language teaching professionals.
- Evaluation of Teaching
Since the appointment of a Senior Lecturer in Foreign Languages is
based exclusively on the performance of specialized instruction, it is
essential that the quality of these duties be documented. The dossier
should contain complete teaching evaluations, including (but not limited
to) school or departmental course evaluations and a careful analysis by
the candidate's supervisor in the immediate past.
- For appointments, the Department must also submit one copy of the Documentation of Affirmative Action Procedures (SAS Form 99-3a) and Certification of English Language Fluency in the Classroom (SAS Form 99-6.)