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5.6 Promotion -Lecturer to Senior Lecturer

Minimum service must be six* years as a lecturer at the University of North Georgia for consideration of promotion to senior lecturer. (*BOR Policy)

5.6.1 Procedure for Promotion Review

  • The purpose of these guidelines is to assist lecturer faculty members in presenting professional experiences and accomplishments for a promotion review and to recognize excellence in teaching and high impact practices in instruction

5.6.2 Documentation

  • The following documentation will be presented in a university electronic portfolio system:

5.6.2.1 Cover sheet providing the following information in order as applicable:

  • Name of college and department
  • Name of individual
  • Degrees earned (highest first)
  • Years, dates, and current rank and title
  • Area(s) of specialization within the discipline
  • Date of hire and total number of years at the university, including the current academic year

5.6.2.2 Current CV and a summary of documentation of teaching excellence:

  • List all courses taught (prefix, number, title, semester) –
    • Number of credit or contact hours taught per semester
    • Number of course preparations
    • Number of classes taught
    • Total enrollment in all classes (after drop/add)
    • Efforts that promote outstanding teaching (list and prioritize using bullet points)
    • Involvement in teaching beyond the classroom
    • Response to student evaluations and trends in student comments including strengths and weaknesses
  • According to the Faculty Annual Report document, the following items are suggestions; however, this is not an exhaustive list and additional clarifications may be found in departmental guidelines 
    • Efforts that Promote Outstanding Teaching –
    • Incorporating techniques and methods and how you monitor their effectiveness
    • Trying a new approach
    • Evaluating techniques
    • Developing new materials
    • Participating in peer evaluations/observation
    • Incorporating a diversity of techniques to reach departmental and institutional goals
    • Teaching special format classes like hybrids or on-line sections
    • Making significant course/curriculum improvements
    • Earning recognition/awards for distinguished teaching
    • Teaching a writing intensive course
    • Handling difficult or atypical class schedules effectively
    • Incorporating technology into courses
    • Incorporating multicultural issues
    • Using collaborative learning techniques
    • Making curriculum contemporary and relevant
    • Developing a new course
    • Reflecting on comments from colleagues and/or students
    • Participating in a learning community
    • Directing independent studies, theses, honors courses
    • Receiving grants/contracts related to instruction
    • One-time library teaching
  • Teaching beyond the classroom - Criteria: (a) involves an activity associated with one’s area of academic expertise and (b) always has a strong and explicit connection to students –
    • Presenting a colloquium or workshop
    • Working with students in co-curricular activities
    • Sponsoring a club related to an academic discipline
    • Being a guest lecturer in a colleague’s class
    • Speaking or guest lecturing to UNG-related organization
    • Being involved in field trips
    • Participating in studies abroad (e.g., sponsor, student, and/or instructor)
    • Participating in volunteer activities
    • Supervising service learning activities
    • Developing curriculum
    • Incorporating undergraduate research in teaching
    • Incorporating service learning      

5.6.2.3 Summary of statement of teaching (up to two pages)

  • 5.6.2.3.a  Past achievements
  • 5.6.2.3.b  Statement of professional teaching goals and progress towards those goals
  • 5.6.2.3.c  Areas of special interest and competence
  • 5.6.2.3.d  Future goals with an overview of means by which the goals will be accomplished

5.6.2.4 Performance evaluations – annual self-reports and department head’s/coordinator’s evaluations for the past two years

5.6.2.5 Letter from primary campus academic administrator if different than the department head/coordinator

5.6.2.6 Student evaluation summaries and complete sets of evaluations with students’ comments from the past two years

5.6.2.7 Peer letters – two from full-time faculty members in the department

5.6.3 Process and Timeline

5.6.3.1 Faculty members submit the documentation identified in Section 5.6.2 above to the department head/coordinator by the second Monday in September

5.6.3.2 The department head/coordinator shall review the faculty member’s documentation

5.6.3.3 The faculty member’s application for promotion to senior lecturer and the department head’s/ coordinator’s recommendation shall be submitted to the dean for action

5.6.3.4 The dean shall prepare a signed report with his or her decision for each lecturer being considered for promotion to senior lecturer by the last Monday in February. Please see the Master Calendar for P&T dates.

5.6.3.5 If applicable the faculty member shall submit an appeal of the dean’s decision to the Provost for a final decision.

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