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VP 79-3 Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program

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VP 79-3

Program Description
Screening Committee
Call for Applications

It has just been learned that an affirmative action faculty development program will again be funded for the CSUC system for the 1979-80 academic year. The purpose of this program is to assist faculty in the lower academic ranks who have demonstrated potentiality for successful academic careers in meeting the qualifications for retention, tenure or promotion, and to enhance the possibility of their being considered positively for such appointment or career advancement.
Although this is a nondiscriminatory program, the CSUC is aware of the under representation of minorities and women in its senior faculty ranks.  The program is intended to be particularly helpful to those persons who are in the above and other groups protected by Federal legislation such as the handicapped. Special efforts must be made to see that women and minority faculty members are notified of the existence of this program and are actively encouraged to apply.
The objectives of this program, therefore, are to provide support to lower rank faculty with high potential for successful academic careers and to enhance the possibility of career advancement with particular emphasis on assistance to women, minorities and others protected by Federal legislation.
Those eligible for the program are probationary or tenured faculty at the Instructor or Assistant Professor rank.
The fund allocations for assigned time under this program have been made by the Chancellor's Office.  Humboldt's allocation is one-half of a position. (The allocation of funds for mini-grants and for travel will not be made by the Chancellor's Office until the budget process has been completed.)
Members of the consultative committee authorized by President McCrone last Fall to review applications for awards made for the 1978-79 academic year have agreed to screen applications for this continuation of the program.  The members, faculty having been appointed on the basis of recommendations from the Academic Senate


Appointments Committee and administrators appointed by President McCrone, are:
Helen Batchelor, Chair
Karen Foss, Affirmative Action Committee member
Hal Jackson, Faculty Development Coordinator
Lane Skelton, Senate Faculty Affairs Committee member

William Thonson, Research and Creative Activities Committee member

The committee is charged with making recommendations to Dr. Batchelor, the University Affirmative Action Officer, who will comment on its recommendations and forward them to this office for decision on allocations in accordance with the requirements of the Affirmative Action Faculty Development program as stated in FSA 79-23 from Vice Chancellor Wagner.


N.B. Deadline for submission - May 30, 1979
Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program
Assigned Time
DEADLINE:  May 30, 1979
Instructors and assistant professors, tenured and probationary, are invited to apply for support for faculty development within the assigned time portion of the program and according to the directions outlined below.
Under this part of the program the faculty member may be provided release from a portion of his or her teaching assignments up to a maximum of one course per term which represents a substantial teaching load in any quarter of the 1979-80 academic year for the purpose of achieving one or more of these objectives:
a.  To prepare to teach a greater variety of courses needed in the Teaching Service Area and thereby make the faculty member more valuable to the department;
b.  To undertake research and publication projects which would ultimately assist the faculty member in obtaining tenure or promotion;
c.    To complete publication of instructional studies or research already underway which would benefit the faculty member in obtaining tenure or promotion;
d.  To aid the faculty member in the completion of a terminal degree.
To apply, submit a proposal containing these components:
a.  a statement of the intended objective;
b.  an outline of the work that has been begun or will be undertaken;
c.  the period of time required for completion of the project; and
d.  the contribution that the assigned time will make to the project.
Please note:  Only Instructors or Assistant Professors who are tenured or probationary are eligible for awards under the Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program.
Applications should be submitted by May 30, 1979 to:
Dr. Helen Batchelor, Chair
Affirmative Action Faculty Development Committee

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