Each tenure-track and tenured faculty member will complete a Professional Activities Form and send one copy to his/her Department Head or Program Chair and one copy to the Provost. Faculty who do not complete a Professional Activities Form by the deadline risk receiving only the minimum salary increase for the next academic year.
After receiving the Professional Activities Forms, Department Heads and Program Chairs will write a brief narrative assessing the performance in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service for each faculty member using the criterion described in Section 4.2 of the Faculty Handbook. Department Heads and Program Chairs are encouraged to hold conferences with their department or program members to review the quality of their work. It is expected that all faculty contribute to all three areas every year, except in deﬁned circumstances (e.g. during research and sabbatical leaves no teaching or College service are expected). Though the nature of faculty contributions will vary from individual to individual and from year to year, Department Heads and Program Chairs should evaluate higher the performance of those who demonstrate meritorious performance in multiple areas than those who do not.
The Department Head or Program Chair will provide a copy of the brief narrative to the faculty member and to the Provost. The faculty member has the right to respond to this narrative in writing to both the Department Head /Program Chair and the Provost if he or she chooses.
The Provost will review the Professional Activities Forms and the narratives before making annual salary decisions.
The Provost will consult with Department Heads and Program Chairs prior to ﬁnal determination of individual salaries.
The Provost will allocate the salary pool taking into consideration merit, compression and equity issues, and the AAUP standing of the three professorial ranks.
Salary letters for the following year will be sent to faculty members by the Provost. These letters will provide explanatory information for the salary decisions. A faculty member who has questions with respect to salary matters should ﬁrst discuss them with his/her Department Head or Program Chair.