Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

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Procedures for I-2 Instructional Faculty Applying for Initial Placement During 2018-19

Approved
Marcia Sakai, Interim Chancellor, UH Hilo
Kris Hanselman, University of Hawaii Professional Assembly

Guidelines for In-Rank (I-2) Promotion

Instructors with 5 years or more of continuous service in same position since initial hire are eligible for In-Rank (I-2) promotion. There are four steps in the I-2 rank: I-2A, I-2B, I-2C, and I-2D. The minimum qualifications together with its duties and responsibilities are set forth below. Because I-2 Instructors are focused primarily on teaching there is an expectation that evidence of high quality teaching is necessary for any I-2 promotion.

Instructor (I-2A)

Duties and Responsibilities.

Under general supervision, conduct assigned courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, depending on department needs; and/or to supervise independent study activities and off-campus learning such as practicums and internships; to serve as academic advisor or mentor to students (e.g. advise cohorts); and to perform related tasks or duties as assigned. Work under the guidance of colleagues to develop and enhance understanding of student needs in their discipline or area of responsibility.

Minimum Qualifications.

A Master’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing, with the major work in the field in which the instructional assignment is made or duties performed. In unusual circumstances, the requirement of the master’s degree may be waived by the University upon demonstration of appropriate professional training, competence, or experience. Demonstrated evidence of ability to teach effectively, direct group discussions, and/or to provide clinical supervision; and professionalism in meeting and conferring with others.

Instructor (I-2B)

Duties and Responsibilities.

In addition to the duties and responsibilities of an I-2A, Faculty at I-2B level will perform with increasing professional maturity in their area of expertise (teaching, supervising independent study activities, and/or off-campus learning such as practicums and internships, or other duties). Faculty at this level may be assigned undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervision and mentorship, based on departmental needs. They maintain a professional level of performance and productivity in their area of expertise, including remaining current on academic content, methodologies, and discipline content related work.

Minimum Qualifications.

A Master's degree from a college or university of recognized standing. In unusual circumstances, the requirement of the master’s degree may be waived by the University upon demonstration of appropriate professional training, competence, or experience. A minimum of five years of service as an I-2A, or equivalent; evidence of increasing proficiency in ability to teach effectively, direct group discussions, and/or to provide clinical supervision; and professionalism in meeting and conferring with others.

Instructor (I-2C)

Duties and Responsibilities.

In addition to the duties and responsibilities of an I-2B, Faculty at I-2C will perform at a consistent and highly effective professional and productive level in the area of primary responsibility. Faculty at this level may be assigned undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervision, mentorship, and course coordination, based on departmental needs. Maintain expertise in their discipline; provide peer mentorship in their content area, department or college; initiate, coordinate and participate in disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary -related projects.

Minimum Qualifications.

A Master’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing with the majority work in the field in their area of assignment and evidence of continued professional growth, skill, and knowledge (e.g. additional coursework, certificates, or other educational activities that advance knowledge of their discipline and/or work with students). In unusual circumstances, the requirement of the master’s degree may be waived by the University upon demonstration of appropriate professional training, competence, or experience. A minimum of 5 years as an I-2B, or equivalent, evidence of increasing proficiency in ability to teach effectively, direct group discussions, and/or to provide clinical supervision; and professionalism in meeting and conferring with others.

Instructor (I-2D)

Duties and Responsibilities.

In addition to the duties and responsibilities of an I-2C, Faculty at I-2D will sustain excellence in their area of primary responsibilities (teaching, supervising independent study activities, off-campus learning such as practicums and internships, or other duties) and demonstrate excellence in the mastery of strategies, which effectively meet students needs in the course, or at the discipline or program level. They may be assigned to undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervision, committee assignments, and mentorship, depending on departmental needs. They will provide individual mentorship to their colleagues in their discipline at UH Hilo and/or other institutions; they will initiate, coordinate and participate in disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary-related projects between institutions, possibly including at the national level.

Minimum Qualifications

A Master’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing with the majority work in the field in their area of assignment and evidence of continued professional growth, skill, and knowledge (e.g. additional coursework, certificates, or other educational activities that advance knowledge of their discipline and/or work with students). In unusual circumstances, the requirement of the master’s degree may be waived by the University upon demonstration of appropriate professional training, competence, or experience. A minimum of 5 years as an I-2C, or equivalent, evidence of increasing proficiency in ability to teach effectively, and/or to provide clinical supervision; contributions to curriculum improvement and/or academic program development, and professionalism in meeting and conferring with others.

Appendix A: Initial Placement Forms for I-2 Faculty

Explanation of Special Placement Procedures for 2018-2019.

During the 2018-19 academic year initial placement, I-2 instructors, who have been in the same position for a minimum of five years, will have the opportunity for initial placement at the level they feel is most appropriate (step B, C, or D). For initial placement purposes, all I-2 faculty are currently considered to be I-2A.

During initial placement only, I-2 faculty will have the opportunity to apply for promotion to Step B, C, or D. In subsequent years, I-2 faculty will only be able to apply for promotion to the next higher step (A to B, B to C, or C to D). A single 5% raise in salary is available for step promotions during each promotion cycle. The initial placement process requires a Faculty Member to identify the rank where placement is being sought. Only one 5% promotion will be granted a successful applicant. It is possible that if an applicant does not meet the criteria for the rank requested, a lower rank could be recommended by the Division or Department Personnel Committee or Cluster Personnel Committee (DPC /CPC); Division Chair; or the Dean.

The Faculty Member will receive the 5% base salary adjustment if deemed to have met the criteria for promotion at a specified rank and shall be approved by the Chancellor. The promotion increases will be effective August 1, 2019. Any I-2 faculty member granted an initial placement will not be eligible to apply for another in rank promotion until 5 years after the effective date of the initial placement promotion. The five year period will also apply for faculty members who are eligible to seek promotion to I-3.

Expedited Review Procedures Only for the 2018-2019 Placement Year

For purposes of placement a modified promotion procedure and dossier submission is being utilized. Upon receipt of the DPC / CPC recommendation, the Division Chair will make a recommendation followed by the Dean. If there is a disagreement on the step placement recommendation at any level of the review process, a Faculty Member may choose to accept the placement recommended by the Dean or seek a review by a Tenure and Promotion Review Committee (TPRC) after consultation with the Dean. The Dean’s decision shall be the one which is recommended to the Chancellor after receipt of the TPRC review.