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VP 86-1 Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program

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09-1986
Policy Number: 
VP 86-1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: An Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program will again be fundedfor the CSU system for the 1986-87 academic year. The purposeof this programis to assist probationary or tenured instructors, assistant professors, and associate professors who have demonstrated potentiality for successful academic careers in meeting the qualificationsfor retention, tenure, or promotion,and to enhancethe possibilityof their being considered positively for such appointmentor careeradvancement. Under limited circumstances certain lecturersmay participatein part of the program. Librariansare now eligiblefor participationin the program, except for thoseat the equivalent rank of full professor.

 
Awardsto lecturersfor mini-grants and travel funds, not for assigned time, may be granted if:  (1) there are no qualifiedand eligible probationary or tenured faculty candidates; (2) the facultymember has taught at HSU for a minimumof two full years prior to the grantingof the awards;and (3) the special contributions of the faculty member combined with the academic needs of the campus warrant such an award.
 
The degreeof underrepresentationof any group within the faculty, college, or the campus as a whole will be consideredin making all awards under this program.
 
Projectswhich are likelyto have significantmerit in the viewof personnel committees will be given precedence over those which do not. Persons being considered for tenureor promotion this academic year will be givenlow priority.
 
SUPPORT:There are three parts to the program: assigned time, mini-grants, and travel funds. Descriptionof these parts and the guidelines for applyingfor each part are contained in the attachedcall for applications. Humboldt1 s allocationfor 1986-87is as follows:
 
Assignedtime - 12 Weighted Teaching Units
Mini-grants- $700
Travel-in-state - $300
 
 
SCREENING COMMITTEE:  The consultative committee authorized by President McCrone when the Affirmative Action Faculty DevelopmentProgram was establishedin 1978-79 consists of faculty members appointed on the basisof recommendations from the Academic Senate Appointments Committee and of administrators appointed by PresidentMcCrone.
 
Alba Gillespie, Acting Affirmative Action Officer, will chair the committee and forward the committee's recommendations to the Officeof the Provost for allocation decisions in accord with the requirements of the Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program as stated above and as establishedby the Chancellor's Office in previousyears.
 
See reverse for information related to the call for Applications."
 
N.B. Deadline for submission - October 1986

CALLFOR APPLICATIONS
Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program
 
DEADLINE: October 20, 1986
 
 
Instructors, assistant professors, and associate professors who are tenured or probationary are invitedto apply for support under the Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program. Librarians,except for those at the equivalent rank of full professor, are also eligible for the program and are invited to apply. Lecturers who have taught full-time for two years previously are eligible for a portionof the program.
 
Eligible instructors, assistant professors, associate professors, and librarians, may apply for one or more parts of the program--assignedtime, mini-grants, and in-state travel funds. Lecturerswho are eligiblemay apply for mini-grantsor travel funds only. Directions for applying for each portion of the program are outlined below.
 
The Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program is designed to supportan individual faculty member1s professionaldevelopment. Proposalsfor securing equipment or materials fora department willnot beconsidered.
 
1.       AssignedTimetor  Spring Semester 1987
 
A faculty member may be released from a portionof hisor her teaching assignmentsup to a maximum of two courses per term for the purposeof achievingone or moreof theseobjectives:
 
a. To prepareto teacha greater variety of courses needed in the department, thereby having the potentialof makingthe faculty member more valuable;
 
b. To complete publication of instructional studies or research already underway which could benefitthe faculty member in obtaining tenure or promotion;
 
c.   To undertake research and publication projects which could ultimately assist the faculty member in obtaining tenure, or
 
d.        To aid the facultymember in the completionof a terminal degree or other form of advancestudy.
 
2.   To Apply, Submit a Proposal Containing These Three Components:   
 
a.  A statement of the intended objective:
 
b.  An outline of the work that has been begun or willbe undertaken;
 
c.  The periodof 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 Papersat Professional Meetings
 
A maximum of $100 maybe providedto an individual faculty member for attending a professional meeting in Californiaat whichthe faculty member will presenta paper. Chairinga session will not be considered for an award.
 
To apply, submit a precisof the paper together with details of the professional meeting at whichit is to be presented and the travel costs expected to be incurred.
 
4. Mini-Grants
 
Mini-grant funds are intendedto help paythe costsof materials for an individual'sresearch or creative projects or to publish the results of research. A maximum of $250may be granted to an individual faculty member. All funds must be expended May 31, 1987.  To apply, submit a concise proposal describingthe researchor creativeproject to be undertaken, the expected results, and a budget.
 
Applications should be submitted by October 20.1986to:
Alba Gillespie, Chair
Affirmative Action Faculty Development Committee
221 Siemens Hall
 
Award recipients are required to submit brief report on the use of the award to the Chair of the Affirmative Action Faculty Development Committee by May 1,1987.

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