Guidelines for Reappointment of Department Chairs
January 31, 2008
I. College Expectations
The Buffalo State College Directory of Policy Statements, Policy Number VI:09:00, revised November, 1997, specifies that each department will develop and adopt a process for evaluation of the chair. These procedures will be available in written form and will be used to initiate chair reappointments. It is expected that the following will be components of every chair evaluation:
II. School of Arts and Humanities Expectations
In congruence with the above stipulations, the School of Arts and Humanities has established a process for the evaluation of the work of department chairs in order to provide a fair and equitable evaluation of chairs across the School’s departments. The School process specifies the minimal evaluation package for department chairs desiring reappointment. A department may augment this package according to departmental process, with the approval of the dean. The School process follows:
III. School Process
IV. School Procedures
a. a self-evaluation provided by the chair, one to three pages in length, based on the College document defining the role of the chair
b. annual reports submitted by the department over the past two years
c. compiled survey responses from the faculty and staff defined above
d. optional materials, including summarized comments from other stakeholders; other relevant documentation the chair wishes to include; and additional relevant documentation the committee may request, such as feedback from students, alumni, professional colleagues and community members, with approval of the chair or the dean.
The reappointment review will be accomplished during the fall semester in order to give the chair four complete semesters for the review period.
The departmental recommendation to the dean is due one week prior to the conclusion of the fall semester.
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