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Negotiations: Appendix B, Guidelines for Evaluating Leadership

Wright State University Chapter

American Association of University Professors

The administration put forth the appendix shown below at the April 15, 2013 negotiating session.

Reports about the status of this appendix will be found below the appendix itself.

See our CBA Negotiations page for a roster of the AAUP-WSU negotiating team, brief reports about each Monday's negotiation session, and an article-by-article summary table with links to detailed information about each individual article that either the administration or AAUP-WSU proposes to include in the CBA.

Appendix B

Guidelines for Evaluating Leadership

The following lists are illustrative only and are intended as a guide to determine whether an individual faculty member has met the requirements for promotion to Senior Lecturer. One item from the major initiatives list might in itself be sufficient to confirm the individualís leadership or might only be sufficient if combined with two to four of the items from the significant leadership contributions list. Similarly, all items on the lists will not be of equal value. Some factors that might impact the value are:

  • The impact of the effort expended,
  • The relative prestige (of awards, publications, etc.), or
  • The differing levels of responsibility.

The candidateís combined activity and achievement must be of high quality, must exceed routinely assigned teaching and service, and must include demonstrated leadership.

    1. Major initiatives with substantial and ongoing impact include the following types of activities or the equivalent:
      • Developing and sustaining a study abroad experience for students,
      • Obtaining substantial internal or external funding or grant monies,
      • Spearheading a major university project,
      • Coordinating a major campus event involving several units within the university and continuing for multiple years,
      • Advising a significant organization or student activity that results in regional and/or national recognition,
      • Developing and editing a professional periodical,
      • Writing and publishing a text book or ancillary materials adopted by multiple universities;
      • Writing and publishing a scholarly book, article or discipline specific publication.
    2. Significant leadership contributions should include a variety of the following types of activities or the equivalent:
      • Developing a new course;
      • Developing internships or service learning courses, projects and partnerships;
      • Advising an Honors project;
      • Obtaining moderate internal or external funding or grant monies;
      • Providing formal and substantial faculty mentoring;
      • Promoting student success through documented initiation of innovative strategies or a superior commitment to student advising;
      • Receiving a university honor or recognition;
      • Directing/coordinating a college or department program;
      • Effectively chairing an active college or university committee;
      • Actively serving on a college or university committee that is highly active and productive;
      • Coordinating a college, campus or community event or a policy or process change within the college;
      • Promoting alumni relations or engaging in fundraising
      • Exercising leadership that draws on professional expertise outside the university
        • Receiving a community honor or recognition;
        • Holding an office in a professional or community organization;
        • Effectively chairing a major government or community board;
        • Effectively serving on a major government or community board that is highly active and productive;
        • Providing professional consultation to community groups, government agencies or businesses;
      • Presenting a competitively selected scholarly paper or serving as a reviewer in the competitive selection of scholarly work;
      • Guest editing a professional journal.

Status of Negotiations about the Above Article

August 20, 2013 update

The parties reached tentative agreement on all the appendices, and they initialed the TA'd appendices on August 19, 2013.

April 22, 2013

The administration stated that its proposal above was taken from the faculty handbook. Our team responded that our reaction to Appendices A, B, and C would depend upon the parties' progress in workload discussions.


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