Faculty Promotion

Ranked Faculty

Promotion to Rank

Associate professors become eligible for promotion to full professor after completing at least 12 years of full-time teaching (or equivalent) at a nationally or regionally accredited institution of postsecondary education and/or comparable professional achievement as determined by the Provost in consultation with the relevant director.

Ranked Tenureable faculty

Assistant professors, associate professors, and full professors become eligible for promotion within rank every three years. Promotion is optional and may be deferred at the faculty’s request.

Tenurable associate and assistant professors typically receive pretenure reviews at the end of the third year to receive feedback on their progress towards tenure at CCA.

Ranked Nontenureable faculty:

After confirmation of ongoing program need, ranked nontenureable faculty will be eligible for re-appointment or renewal in accordance with the schedule set forth in their appointment letters, typically every three years. The renewal process is mandatory and may not be deferred.

Ranked nontenureable faculty become eligible for promotion to rank according to the same schedule as tenureable faculty.

For reasonable cause, the Provost in consultation with the relevant program chair(s) and program faculty, may initiate an evaluation procedure for any ranked faculty member at any time.

Academic Affairs will notify eligible ranked faculty by mail, with instructions and deadlines for file submission. Requests for delayed file submissions must be made through Academic Affairs as soon as possible, so that accommodations may be made.

Unranked Faculty: Change of Status

Adjunct

Adjuncts in good standing with the college are eligible to apply for promotion to senior adjunct after 10 semesters of satisfactory teaching at the adjunct level at CCA. An application will be reviewed by APT and submitted for action to the Provost with a recommendation. Promotion is conditional on APT and Provost approval.

An adjunct must apply for promotion to senior adjunct no later than his or her twelfth semester of teaching at CCA.

Academic Affairs will notify eligible adjunct faculty by mail, with instructions and deadlines for file submission.

Lecturer & Senior Lecturer

The director in consultation with the program chair will evaluate each lecturer every year. Following evaluation, they may recommend a Lecturer who has typically completed at least four semesters, for an adjunct position. Eligible lecturer / senior lecturer faculty will be notified by their program chair or director.

With the approval of the Provost and APT, the lecturer may receive an appointment as an adjunct.

Once a lecturer has completed six semesters of teaching, he or she may not be rehired or re-appointed in the same classification without a minimum hiatus of three years.

CCA Faculty Handbook

For further information download the CCA Faculty Handbook.