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VP 80-1 Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program

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Month/Year Posted: 
09-1980
Policy Number: 
VP 80-1

SUBJECT:  Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program

Program Description
Support
Screening Committee
Call for Applications
 
An Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program will again be funded for the CSUC system for the 1980-81 academic year. The purpose of this program is to assist probationary or tenured Instructors and Assistant Professors who have demonstrated po­ tentiality for successful academic careers in meeting the qualifica­ tions for retention, tenure or promotion, and to enhance the possibility of their being considered favorably for such appoint­ ment or career advancement.
 
The degree of underrepresentation of any group within the faculty, school or the campus as a whole will be considered in making all awards under this program.
 
Projects which are likely to have significant merit in the eyes of personnel committees will be given precedence over those which do not.  Persons being considered for tenure or promotion this academic year will be given low priority.
 
Under the program guidelines, campuses are expected to make certain that all faculty in the Instructor or Assistant Professor ranks who are probationary or tenured are notified of the existence of this program. In addition to this memorandum, and the attached call for applications, which is being sent to all faculty, the Affirmative Action Officer will send a notice to all Instructors and Assistant Professors at their horneaddresses.
 
There are three parts to the program: assigned time, mini-grants, and travel funds.        Description of these parts and the guidelines for applying for each part are contained in the attached call for applications.
 
The fund allocations for the program have been made by the Chan­
cellor's Office.  Humboldt's allocations are as follows:
 

Assigned time - .05 position
Mini-grants -
$983
Travel-in-state - $560
 

 
The consultative committee authorized by President McCrone when the Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program was established in 1978-79 consists of faculty members appointed on the basis of recommendations from the Academic Senate Appointments Committee and of Administrators appointed by President McCrone are:
 
Helen Batchelor, Chair
Roy Ryden, Faculty Development Coordinator
William Thonson, Research and Creative Activities
One faculty member from the University Affirmative Action Committee
One faculty member from the Senate Faculty Affairs Committee
 
The committee is charged with making recommendations to Dr. Batchelor, the University Affirmative Action Officer, who comments on its recommendations and forwards them to this office for de­ cisions on allocations in accordance with the requirements of the Affirmative Faculty Development programs as stated in FSA 80-39 from Acting Vice Chancellor Tyndall
 
See attached call for applications:
N.B. Deadline for submission - October 24, 1980

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
 
Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program
 
DEADLINE:  October 24, 1980
 
 
Instructors and assistant professors who are tenured or proba­ tionary are invited to apply for' support under the Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program.
 
An 8ligible faculty member may apply for one or more parts of the program--assigned time, mini-grants and in-state travel funds. Directions for applying for each portion of the program are outlined below.
 
The Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program is designed to support an individual faculty member's professional develop­ ment.    Proposals for securing equipment or materials for a depart­ ment will not be considered.
 
1.  Assigned Time for Winter or Spring Quarter, 1980-81
 
A faculty member may be provided release from a portion of his or her teaching assignments up to a maximum of one course per term which represents a substantial teaching load in any quarter of the 1980-81 academic year for the purpose of
achieving one or more of these objectives:
 
a.  To prepare to teach a greater variety of courses needed in the Teaching Service Area and thereby make the faculty member more valuable to the department;
 
b.  To complete publication of instructional studies or research already underway which would benefit the faculty member in obtaining tenure or promotion;
 
c.      To undertake research and publication projects which would ultimately assist the faculty member in obtaining tenure or promotion;
 
d.  To aid the faculty member in the completion of a terminal degree or other form of advanced study.
 
2. To apply, submit a proposal containing these components:
 
a.  a statement of the intended objective;
 
b.  an outline of the work that has been begun or will be undertaken;
 
c.  the period of time required for completion of the project;and
 
d.  the contribution that the assigned time will make to the project.

3.  In-State Travel Support for the Presentation of Papers at Professional Meetings

A maximum of $100 may be provided to an individual faculty member for attending a professional meeting in California at which the faculty member will present a paper. Chairing a session will not be considered for an award.
 
To apply, submit a concise summary of the paper together with details of the professional meeting at which it is to be presented and of the travel costs expected to be incurred.
 
4.  Mini-Grants
 
Funds for this part of the program are intended to provide support for the purchase of materials needed for research or creative projects or to publish the results of research. A maximum of $250 may be granted to an individual faculty member for use during the Winter or Spring quarter, or both. To apply, submit a proposal describing the research or creative project to be undertaken, the expected results, and a budget.
 
Recipients of any award will be required to report on the use of the award by June 19, 1981. Applications should be submitted by October 24, 1980 to:
Dr. Helen Batchelor, Chair
Affirmative Action Faculty Development Committee
221 Siemens Hall
Humboldt State University

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