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VP 81-1 Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program

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VP 81-1

SUBJECT:  Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program

Program Description
Screening Committee
Call for Applications
An Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program will again be funded for the CSUC system for the 1981-82 academic year. The purpose of this program is to assist probationary or tenured instructors, assistant professors and associate professors who have demonstrated potentiality for successful academic careers in meeting the qualifications for retention, tenure or promo­ tion, and to enhance the possibility of their being considered positively for such appointment or career advancement. Under limited circumstances certain lecturers may participate in part of the program.
Awards to lecturers for mini-grants and travel funds, not for assigned time, may be granted if: (1) there are no qualified and eligible probationary or tenured faculty candidates; (2) the faculty member has taught at HSU for a minimum of two full years prior to the granting of the awards, and (3) the special contributions of the faculty member combined with the academic needs of the campus warrant such an award.
The degree of underrepresentation of any group within the faculty, school or the campus as a whole will be considered in making all awards under this program.
Projects which are likely to have significant merit in the view of personnel committees will be given precedence over those which do not.  Persons being considered for tenure or promotion this academic year will be given low priority.
There are three parts to the program: assigned time, mini-grants, and travel funds.          Description of these parts and the guidelines for applying for each part are contained in the attached call for applications.
The fund allocations for the program have been made by the Chan­cellor's Office. Humboldt's allocations are as follows:


Assigned time - .05 position
Mini-grants - $1,031
Travel-in-state - $445


The consultative committee authorized by President McCrone when the Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program was established in 1978-79 consists of faculty members appointed on the basis of recommendations from the Academic Senate Appointments Committee and of administrators appointed by President McCrone.
Helen Batchelor, Chair
Roy Ryden, Faculty Development Coordinator
Nilliam Lester Srun t-iengSin Mary Gruber
The committee is charged with making recommendations to Dr. Batchelor, the University Affirmative Action Officer, who comments on the recommendations and forwards them to this office for decision on allocations in accordance with the requirements of the Affirmative Action Faculty Development programs as stated in FSA 81-32 from
Acting Vice Chancellor Tyndall.
See attached call for applications:
N.B. Deadline for submission - October 30, 1981

Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program
DEADLINE:  October 30, 1981
Instructors, assistant professors, and associate professors who are tenured or probationary are invited to apply for support under the Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program. Full­ time lecturers, under limited circumstances, are for the first time eligible for a portion of the program.
Eligible instructors, assistant professors and associate professors may apply for one or more parts of the program--assigned time, mini-grants and' in-state travel funds.    Lecturers who have taught for a minimum of two full years may apply for mini-grants or travel funds only. Directions for applying for each portion of the pro­ gram are outlined below.
The Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program is designed to support individual faculty member's professional development. Pro posals for securing equipment or materials for a department will not be considered.
1.    Assigned Time for Winter or Spring Quarter, 1981-82
A 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 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 complete publication of instructional studies or reasearch already underway which would benefit the faculty member obtaining tenure or promotion;
c.    To undertake research and publication projects which would ultimately assist the faculty member linobtain­ ing tenure or
d.    To aid the faculty member in the completion of a terminal degree or other form of advanced study.
2.    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.
3.   In-State Travel Support for the Presentation of Papers at Professional Meetings
A maximum of $100.00 may be provided to an individual faculty member for attending a professional meeting in California at which the faculty member will present a paper. Chairing a session will not be considered for an award.
To apply, submit a concise summary of the paper together with details of the professional meeting at which it is to be presented and of the travel costs expected to be incurred.
4.    Mini-Grants
Mini-grant funds are intended to help pay the costs of materials for an individual's research or creative projects or to publish the results of research. A maximum of $250.00 may be granted to an individual faculty member for use during the Winter or Spring quarter, or during both quarters. All funds must be expended by June 15, 1982.  To apply, submit a proposal describing the research or creative project to be undertaken, the
expected results, and a budget.
Recipients of any award will be required to report on the use of the award by June 18, 1982.
Applications should by submitted by October 30, 1981 to:
Dr. Helen Batchelor, Chair
Affirmative Action Faculty Development Committee
221 Siemens Hall

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