Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: An Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program will again be funded tor the CSU system for the 1987-88 academic year. The purpose of this program is to assist probationary or tenured instructors, assistant professors, and associate professors who have demonstrated potentialitytor successful academic careers in meeting the qualifications for retention, tenure, or promotion, and to enhance the possibility of their being considered positively tor such appointment or career advancement. Under limited circumstances certain lecturers may participate in part of the program. Librarians are also eligible for participation in the program, except for those at the equivalent rank of full professor.
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 faulty member combined with the academic needs of the campus warrant such an award.
The degree of underrepresentation of any group within the faculty, college, or 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 tor tenure or promotion this academic yearwill be given low priority.
SUPPORT: There are three parts to the program: assigned time, mini-grants, and travel funds. Description of these parts and the guidelines tor applying for each part are contained in the attached call tor applications. Humboldt's allocation for 1987-88is as follows:
Assigned time - 12 Weighted Teaching Units
Mini-grants - $7,712
Travel-in-state - $3,305
SCREENING COMMITTEE: The consultative committee authorized by President McCrone when the Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program was established in 1978-79consists of facultymembers appointedon the basis of recommendations from the Academic Senate Appointments Committee and of administrators appointed by PresidentMcCrone.
Alba Gillespie, Acting Affirmative Action Officer, will chair the committee and forward the committee's recommendations to the Oft ice of the Provost tor allocation decisions in accord with the requirements of the Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program as stated above and as establishedby the Chancellor's Office in previous years.
See reverse for information related to the "Call tor Applications."
Instructors, assistant professors, and associate professors who are tenured or probationary are invited to apply for support under the Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program. Librarians, except for those at the equivalent rank of full professor, are also eligible for the programand are invitedto apply. Lecturers who have taught full-time for two years previously are eligible for a portion of the program.
Eligible instructors, assistant professors, associate professors, and librarians, may apply for one or more parts of the program-assigned time, mini-grants,and in-state travel funds. Lecturers who are eligible may apply tor mini-grants or travel funds only. Directions tor applying for each portion of the program are outlined below.
The Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program Is designed to supportan individual faculty member's professional development. Proposalstor securing equipment or materials tor a department will not be considered.
1 - Assigned Time for Spring Semester 1988
A faculty member may be released from a portion of hisor her teaching assignments up to a maximum of two courses per term for the purposeof achieving one or moreof theseobjectives:
a. To prepare to teach a greater variety of courses needed in the department, thereby having the potential of making the faculty member more valuable;
b. To complete publication of instructional studies or research already underway which could benefit the faculty member in obtaining tenure or promotion;
c. To undertake research and publication projects which could ultimately assist the faculty member in obtaining tenure, or
d. To aid the facultymember inthe completionof a terminal degree or other form ot advancedstudy.
2 - To apply, Submit a Proposal Containing These Components
a. A statement of the intended objective:
b. Anoutlineof the work that has been begun or will be undertaken;
c. The periodof 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 round trip airfare may be provided to an individual faculty member for attending a professional meeting in California at which the faculty member will present a paper.
To apply, submit a precisof the paper together with details of the professional meeting at which it is to be presented and the travel costs expected to beincurred.
Mini-grant funds are intendedto help pay the costs of materials for an individual's research or creative projects or to publish the results of research. A maximum of $1,000 may be granted to an individual faculty member. All funds must be expended by May 31, 1988. To apply, submit a concise proposal describing the researchor creative project to be undertaken, the expected results, and a budget.
Applications should be submitted by November 6, 1987to:
Alba Gillespie, Chair
Affirmative Action Faculty Development Committee
221 Siemens Hal Il
Award recipients are required to submit brief report on the use of the award to the Chair of the Affirmative Action Faculty Development Committee by May 1,1988.