Based on discussion following last year's Faculty Hiring Prioritation process, the Academic Senate leadership in consultation with our administration planned to incorporate consistent data into the process with the goal of improving the accuracy of the data on which the decisions are made as well as simplify the data-gathering work. The Faculty Hiring Request form has been updated and a spreadsheet added in collegial consultation between the Academic Senate and administration.
The instructions below elaborate on how to complete the Faculty Hiring Request form which is used by the Academic Senate to prioiritize hiring requests. The form includes identifying information and three sections of further infomation.
Write a justification for prioritizing this hiring request. This narrative can elaborate on any of the other information on this form including the history and department information in Section 3 or explain how it would support department, program review or diversification goals. Elaborate on whether the position is to cover current courses or a program expansion. If the position is related to multiple subjects, disciplines or departments, explain that.
If this request is not a replacement, enter "No" on the first line of this form and skip to Section 3.
If there has been a recent vacancy that has not yet been filled, enter "Yes" for the first quesiton of this section and enter the month and year of the official termination date of the previous faculty member. Also enter the name of the previous faculty member.
Values for answering questions in this section can be found on the spreadsheet that accompanied this form. If you don't have the spreadsheet, contact the Academic Senate office. This section is based on the information from the Fall and Spring semesters of last year. It does not include Summer nor Intersession.
The sheets in this spreadheet usually display the information for all departments, so select your Subject using the filter to only show that subject's information. (If your faculty request will involve multiple subjects, contact the Academic Senate office for instructions on how to best record the data.) Do the following to find the values for each of the questions below.
Values for answering questions 1, 2 and 2a can be found on the spreadsheet that accompanied this form. (The spreadsheet should automatically open with the sheet called Qs 1, 2 & 2a visible, but if not, click on the tab with that name in the lower-left corner.)
The sheet usually displays the information for all departments, so select your department name to only show that department's information. Do the following to find the values for each of the questions below.
The values for questions 3 and 4 will be calculuated from a sheet called Qs 3 & 4. In the lower-left corner of the spreadsheet, click the tab called Qs 3 & 4. The values will be divided by two to compute a semester average rather than double-counting the same faculty for two semesters.
Full-time faculty count: find the column named Q 3 and find the value in the highlighted cell in the Total line. Divide this number by 2 and then enter that calculated result on the form. (In many cases, the result will be the same as the Fall and Spring values above, but we're using the average if the full-time faculty count changed during the year.)
Part-time faculty count: find the column named Q 4 and find the value in the highlighted cell in the Total line. Divide this number by 2 and then enter that calculated result on the form.
Note: Verify that the numbers entered on the form have been divided by two to represent the average.
The values for questions 5-7 come from a sheet called Qs 5,6 & 7. In the lower-left corner of the spreadsheet, click the tab called Qs 5, 6 & 7.
Based on the information in this section, provide a brief rationale as why the department/division has sufficient LHE to support an addijtional faculty member. For example,
The completed form can be scanned and emailed to the Academic Senate office or returned to the Academic Senate mailbox in the mailroom.