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Resources for SJSU Librarians

Part-time & Full-time Librarians

The University Library is guided in its RTP considerations by S15-7 “University Policy, Retention,  Tenure and Promotion for Regular Faculty Employees: Procedures” and S15-8 “University  Policy, Retention, Tenure and Promotion for Regular Faculty Employees: Criteria and  Standards.” This document describes the application of those standards within the library. 

Retention, tenure, and promotion decisions are based on an overall evaluation of the faculty member's effectiveness in three categories academic assignment; scholarly/artistic/professional achievement;  and service. A faculty member must demonstrate proficiency in all areas over time, though not  necessarily in equal proportion. The goal is a well-rounded faculty member who contributes to  the mission of the library, university, and profession.

 

Important Policies

S15-7 “University Policy, Retention,  Tenure and Promotion for Regular Faculty Employees: Procedures

S15-8 “University  Policy, Retention, Tenure and Promotion for Regular Faculty Employees: Criteria and  Standards

Retention, Tenure and Promotion Guidelines for the University Library

 

Rank Equivalents for Library Faculty

Teaching Faculty

Library Faculty

Assistant Professor

Senior Assistant Librarian

Associate Professor

Associate Librarian

Professor

Librarian

 

Personnel Committee Equivalents for the library

Teaching Faculty

Library Faculty

Department Committee

First Level Personnel Committee

College Committee

Second Level Personnel Committee

 

Standard for Tenure and Promotion to Associate Librarian

There are three categories: academic assignment; scholarly/artistic/professional achievement;  and service.  In order to receive tenure and promotion to associate librarian, the candidate has to earn an excellent in at least one category, or good in two categories. 

Category 1

Category 2

Category 3

Excellent

Baseline

Baseline

Good

Good

Baseline

 

Standard for Promotion to Librarian

There are three categories: academic assignment; scholarly/artistic/professional achievement;  and service.  In order to receive promotion to librarian rank, the candidate has to earn an excellent in at least two categories, or good in two categories with an excellent in one category.

Category 1

Category 2

Category 3

Excellent

Excellent

Baseline

Excellent

Good

Good

 

SJSU faculty (of all ranks) are required to use e-Faculty to submit their mini-review and dossier to be reviewed by RTP committees (Retention, Tenure, Promotion). Trainings on how to use eFaculty is provided by the University Personnel. 

 

Important Links for Trainings and Schedules

Full-time eFaculty Trainings

Lecturer Evaluations, Range Elevation, & eFaculty Trainings