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G-34-3.1.3 Definition of Criteria

Definition of Primary Assignment: A faculty member's primary assignment includes teaching requirements, advising, assessment and curriculum development. It may also include administrative duties such as program director and may change over time with other administrative duties as assigned, such as becoming a department chair. Anything for which a faculty member receives load units is considered part of their primary assignment.

Definition of Professional Improvement: Professional improvement consists of activities designed to improve faculty members' effectiveness in their College assignments and in their professions.

Definition of Service to the College: Service to the College includes all activities at the College not included in the primary assignment. Service to College includes participation in shared governance, and by involvement in  standing committees, hiring committees and task force groups. However, College service is not exclusive to committee work. Of equal importance are individual efforts to improve the operation, systems, faculty/staff and student performance on an innovative, regular and continual basis. Some examples would include peer teams, assessment projects, significant accreditation efforts, new program development, or special projects/task forces as assigned.

Definition of Service to the Community: Community service includes volunteer activities both inside our district and beyond (including state and national service).