University of California, San Diego
OFFICE OF THE CHAIR -
March 16, 2005
ALL ACADEMICS AT UCSD
We are pleased to announce that a joint Senate/Administration task force has been established to evaluate the review processes for non-Senate academic employees and to recommend ways to improve these processes. The goal is to identify practices that will enable the campus to improve the quality and timeliness of reviews, while maintaining the integrity of the system. This effort should anticipate campus expansion and increased numbers of academic employees and should serve to benefit individual non-Senate members and academic departments/ORUs, as well as aid campus reviewers in the processing of review files. The task force has been asked to consider the following non-Senate series: Adjunct Professor, Visiting Professor, Research Scientist, Project Scientist, Specialist, Academic Coordinator, and Academic Administrator.
The charge to the task force is to examine the following issues and provide recommendations on how to streamline the review processes while maintaining high standards for personnel evaluations:
Are the required content of personnel files and standards for actions appropriate? Should the content or standards be modified for different titles or certain actions?
Who should have input into and final authority for personnel actions? Are the roles of academic deans and central campus committees such as the Committee on Academic Personnel (CAP), Project Scientist and Specialist Review Panel (PSSRP), and Academic Administrator/Coordinator Review Panel (AARP) appropriate? Should authority for certain series or actions within a series be delegated?
Is it appropriate that there be differences between the campus units, i.e. the General Campus, SIO, and SOM?
The following individuals have agreed to serve on the task force:
Steve Adams, Project Scientist, Pharmacology
The task force will begin meeting shortly and will solicit input from members of the campus academic community. We have asked that the task force submit its report in fall quarter.