|Definition:||This document outlines the process for the nomination and election of eligible faculty members to serve on Peer Review Committees in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. It provides a timeline and deadlines for proper notification of faculty, and a process for completing the election.|
|Authority:||The Dean’s Office, Department Chairs and other appropriate faculty governance units in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (CSTEM).|
|Scope:||Eligible faculty unit employees of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, CSU San Marcos.|
|Responsible Division:||Academic Affairs|
|Signature Page/PDF:||View Nomination and Election of Peer Review Committees - College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Policy|
As part of the Retention, Tenure and Promotion (RTP) process, the Dean’s Office shall notify all faculty, and their respective departments, as to who must be reviewed by a Peer Review Committee (PRC). To facilitate RTP PRC elections, this notification will occur by the 12th week of the Spring semester for the following Fall. For periodic evaluation, including Periodic Evaluation of Tenured Faculty (PETF) and Lecturer Evaluation, the notification for PRC elections will occur by the 12th week of the Fall semester for reviews to occur the following Spring. It shall be the responsibility of the Department to conduct the election of PRCs for tenure-track and lecturer faculty undergoing reviews that require a PRC, as outlined in the University Policies for Retention Tenure and Promotion, PETF and Lecturer Evaluation. The Department Chair shall ensure that the appropriate PRC elections occur. When no Chair exists, this duty will fall to the Department or appropriate faculty governance unit. Departments with faculty undergoing performance (retention, tenure and/or promotion) reviews shall submit the names of the PRC members and chairs to the Dean's office no later than the last day of instruction of the Spring semester. Departments with faculty undergoing PETF or lecturer evaluation shall submit the names of the PRC members and chairs to the Dean's office no later than the last day of instruction of the Fall semester. In the event that a particular Department cannot for any reason successfully elect a PRC, it should seek assistance from the Dean’s office (see U-RTP section III.C.3.b.).
In addition to the below nomination criteria, if the Candidate holds Joint Appointment, then the Joint Appointment PRC nomination will be conducted following the procedures detailed in the University RTP (section IV.D.) and the CBA (CBA 15).
The PRC shall consist of three individuals. The tenure-track faculty of the Department shall jointly nominate two tenured faculty Department members to serve on the PRC for all tenure-track faculty who are being reviewed (excluding Candidates undergoing PETF) during the upcoming academic year; these will be called the “common members”. Each tenure-track faculty member under review shall then nominate one additional eligible faculty member from the Department or a discipline related to the research of the Candidate to serve on their respective PRC.
The PETF PRC shall consist of three tenured faculty. Each Department shall nominate one PRC for each tenured faculty member undergoing PETF in a given academic year. There are no common member requirements for the PRC of such faculty, though individuals may serve on multiple PETF peer review committees. For each PETF PRC, the tenure-track faculty of the Department shall nominate two tenured faculty members from within the Department. Each faculty member under review shall then nominate one additional tenured faculty member from the Department or a discipline related to the research of the Candidate to serve on their PRC.
Each Department shall nominate a PRC for each lecturer faculty undergoing evaluation in a given academic year requiring a PRC. The PRC shall be composed of at least three full-time tenured faculty, with the chair chosen by the elected PRC. If there are not enough eligible faculty members in a Department, the Department or program shall nominate PRC members from related academic disciplines.