Tenure Information

COCC Tenure Information

See also: General Procedures Manual - Criteria for Promotion, Tenure And Evaluation of Performance
- Tenure
- Awarding of Tenure
- Procedure for Tenure Consideration
Faculty Evaluation Standards

Tenure Committee for 2021-2022 Academic Year

Michael Fisher 2021-2024
Dan Alberghetti 2019-2022
Sara Henson 2019-2022
Josh Evans 2020-2023
Amanda Layton 2020-2023
 Eric Magidson 2021-2024

Tenure Committee contacts

Tenure Timelines

January 17, 2022 Files Close
February 1, 2022 Tenure Committee begins reviewing files
February 21, 2022 Deadline for Tenure Committee's recommendation to the President

Tenure is awarded to those faculty members who have, during their probationary years, demonstrated the promise of the overall excellence in instruction (or other primary assignment) and commitment to the College and the community expected of COCC professional staff.

Completion of five probationary years does not automatically result in the awarding of tenure.

What Constitutes a Complete File for Tenure

  1. All annual reports of activities. These should include descriptive, clarifying comments by the designated evaluator as well as comments on evidence of activities denoting progress on current PIP.
  2. Approved PIP and final report.
  3. If the PIP is significantly modified during the 4-year cycle, especially if major goals change, a revised plan should be submitted to FPIRC for approval.
  4. Complete set of student evaluations for all terms required by policy.
  5. Peer team report(s), including designated evaluator's summary report.
  6. Designated evaluator's review letter.
  7. Vice-President of Instruction's tenure review letter.
  8. If the candidate has been advanced for promotion during the probationary period, the DE's letter of recommendation for promotion and the Promotion Committee's decision letter.

Tenure Guidelines

The following criteria developed by the 2001 Tenure Committee for tenure evaluation is intended as a guideline.

Primary Assignment: 60% for weighting of this category. Evidence of promise of excellence, a sense of growth, and a trend toward improvement over time documented in student evaluations, Annual Reports of Activities, peer team reports, Designated Evaluator evaluations, and the Vice President for Instruction's tenure review letter.

Professional Improvement: 20% for weighting of this category. Evidence of completion of one PIP cycle and achievement of PIP goals which demonstrate opportunities for growth as a faculty member and evidence of congruence with and responsiveness to departmental, College and individual professional needs and goals.

Service to the College and Service to the Community: 20% combined for weighting, with evidence shown in both categories. Evidence that the faculty member is committed to contributing his or her professional skill to the needs and goals of the College and the community as demonstrated in Reports of Activities. Services to the College could include committee work, curriculum development, program development, student service activities, or other service. Service to the community could include any community-based projects, activities, and programs that engage the candidate's professional skills.

Documentation for the above should be found in the faculty member's file but may also include other sources as determined by the Tenure Committee.