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(4)       Professional Development:  

By activities such as participation in workshops, classes, or other professional development activities. 

Criterion 3 for promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor:

Demonstrate at least three significant contributions to high quality education since the last promotion (or being hired if this is the first promotion), in any combination of two or more of the following four areas.  At least one significant contribution must be in the area of Professional Emphasis.  A contribution that continues for more than one academic year may be counted as one contribution for each year. 

(1)        Professional Emphasis: (Required for all applicants) 

1.                  In Instructional Methods for teaching activities such as researching, experimenting and sharing new methods or similar activities; or 

2.                  In Counseling, Advising, and Articulation for faculty counselors, by active participation in developing, evaluating, and documenting new services or similar activities; or 

3.                  In General, Reference, and Information Technology Skills for faculty librarians, by integrating a new service or resource into the library . 

(2)       Departmental Participation: (Optional) 

By activities such as mentoring new/adjunct faculty, participating in a departmental committee or project, evaluating faculty, or similar activities. 

(3)        College/Community Service: (Optional) 

By activities such as participating in a college-wide committee or project, leading a short-term committee or event, or similar college-related service. 

(4)        Professional Development: (Optional) 

By activities such as participation in a professional organization, graduate work, or other evidence of commitment to professional growth or achievement in one’s area of expertise.

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