DOSSIER CHECKLISTS

PREFIX SERIES

Appointments in the Prefix series are made in cases of part-time, full-time, or volunteer faculty who are dedicated to education and teaching, research and scholarship, or clinical or community service. The area of contribution is included in their title, and as with all COM faculty they must provide evidence of appropriate contribution in the area of academic citizenship over and above their core contributions.  There are no steps at any rank in this Series.

ACADEMIC SERIES 

Faculty in the Academic Series are those who make a significant contribution to the academic mission of the COM.  Their contribution is extensive and is largely limited within one of the two core academic areas of Education/Teaching or Research/Scholarship.  Academic series faculty are expected to contribute to the academic mission of the COM in various and diverse fashions which reflect the broad spectrum of faculty participation, yet accommodate individual areas of expertise and contribution. All Academic series faculty at the rank of Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor will be represented appropriately in faculty governance according to the faculty governance policies of the COM.

Academic series faculty must provide evidence of appropriate academic citizenship to the COM and/or its affiliates. Academic citizenship is an extremely important contribution to the mission of the COM and will be evaluated appropriately during promotion considerations.  Additionally, three academic areas are reflective of the core areas valued by COM and are defined to accommodate the diverse contributions of the faculty.

Promotion in the Academic series is based on the faculty member making excellent achievements in at least one (1) of the two (2) core academic areas of Education/Teaching or Research/Scholarship.  All Academic series faculty members are expected to have at least minimal activity in a second area, which can be in the third core academic area of Service Excellence.  For activity to be regarded as excellent or outstanding, there must be evidence that the achievement in each core academic area also serves to benefit the COM.  Academic series faculty will not include a prefix or series identifier in their academic title.

CAREER ACADEMIC SERIES

Faculty in the Career Academic series are those who make a significant contribution to the academic mission of the COM.  Their contributions reflect comprehensive achievements across the core academic areas valued by COM.  Career Academic series faculty are expected to contribute to the academic mission of the COM in various and diverse fashions which reflect the broad spectrum of faculty participation, yet accommodate individual areas of expertise and contribution. All Career Academic series faculty at the rank of Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor will be represented appropriately in faculty governance according to the faculty governance policies of the COM.  

Career Academic series faculty also must provide evidence of appropriate academic citizenship to the COM and/or its affiliates. Academic citizenship is an extremely important contribution to the mission of the COM and will be evaluated appropriately during promotion considerations.

Additionally, three academic areas reflect the core areas valued by COM, and are defined to accommodate the diverse contributions of the faculty. Promotion in the Career Academic series is based on progressive scholarly independence and the faculty member’s excellent achievements in at least two (2) of the three (3) areas. 

All Career Academic series faculty members are expected to have at least minimal activity in the third area.  For activity to be regarded as excellent or outstanding, there must be evidence that the achievement in each core academic area also serves to benefit the COM.  Career Academic series faculty will not include a prefix or series identifier in their academic title.