G-34-3.1.2 Description of rank and criteria for promotion

Considerable effort is undertaken to employ faculty members who are fully qualified in the disciplines, who have the potential for significant personal and professional growth, and who are committed to the goals and philosophy of Central Oregon Community College. Thus, the College expects that all faculty members will satisfactorily perform his/her primary assignment and will maintain competency in his/her field (competency implies that one keeps current in one's field). The College also expects that all faculty members will act professionally and ethically. In addition to these assumptions, the College expects tenure- track and tenured faculty to satisfy other criteria specific to rank. Assistant Professor II, Associate Professor and Professor each carry expectations for performance in four criteria:

  • Primary Assignment
  • Professional Improvement
  • Service to the College
  • Community Service

Assistant Professor I should focus on pedagogy, expectations for performance will be evaluated in three criteria:

  • Primary Assignment
  • Professional Improvement
  • Service to the College

Faculty members employed at Central Oregon Community College, regardless of the rank they initially occupy and whatever qualifications they possess on initial employment, are expected to mature as professionals and progress through the ranks to become outstanding faculty members.