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Art and Design, School of

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Art and Design, School of

Date Approved:2-9-2021
Last Revision:2-9-2021
Approved By:Provost
Oversight Unit:ART & DESIGN, SCHOOL OF
Attached form file: Art and Design Bylaws Feb 9 2021.pdf
Art & Design Bylaws_revision Feb 9 2021-final.docx

Purpose

To publish the bylaws of the School of Art and Design: approved by Provost & Vice President, Dr. Kerri Schuiling, February 9. 2021. 

Bylaws

School of Art and Design

Bylaws

Northern Michigan University

PART I

1.0         SCHOOL STRUCTURE

1.0.1      The conduct of the School of Art and Design is to be determined by the recommendations of its standing committees made to the Associate Dean/Director or action of the School as a committee of the whole, recommending the Associate Dean/Director to take specific action.
1.0.2      The Chair of the School Faculty will be elected annually from the chairs of the standing committees.

1.0.3      The Foundation Coordinator will be appointed by the Associate Dean and Director of the School of Art and Design.

1.0.4      The standing committees are based upon the prime operations of the school and are as follows:

1.1        THE ASSESSMENT AND OUTCOMES COMMITTEE

1.1.1      Oversees outcomes assessment procedures.

1.1.2      Conducts alumni surveys at appropriate intervals.

1.1.3      Compiles data and produces annual report to School and office of Vice President of Academic Affairs.

1.2         THE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

1.2.1      Plans curriculum for all Art and Design undergraduate programs.

1.2.2      Plans curriculum for all continuing education programs.

1.2.3      Plans curriculum for all articulation agreements with community college programs.

1.2.4      Facilitates undergraduate curricular submissions to the appropriate university committees.

1.3        THE STUDENT ADVISEMENT COMMITTEE

1.3.1      Develops advisement policy and procedures.

1.3.2      Develops individual and professional performance advisement policies and procedures.

1.3.3      Directs the policies for the conduct of the Student Grievance Subcommittee of the School. (This is not to be confused with the Art Student League (ASL)). The Student Grievance Subcommittee of the School serves to evaluate student complaints at the initial stages of student concern.

1.3.4      Presents its conclusions of hearings of student complaints to the Committee of the Whole.

1.3.5      Organizes annual Student Scholarship applications for review by faculty.

1.4        THE ASSIGNMENT AND SCHEDULES COMMITTEE

1.4.1      Provides consultation to the Associate Dean/Director regarding teaching assignments.

1.4.2      Provides consultation to the Associate Dean/Director regarding classroom schedules.

1.4.3      Procedures for assignment of overload teaching opportunities for faculty:

a    First priority will be given to one-year term, two-year term, three-year term and continuing contract status faculty for all on-campus overload teaching assignments offered during the academic year in accordance with Article 9 of the Agreement. Summer teaching assignments will be offered to qualified members of the bargaining unit in accordance with Article 9 of the Agreement. To ensure equity, a rotational utilization of overload/release time based upon descending order of years of service and rank will be employed by the Associate Dean/Director based upon recommendation from the committee.

b    In accordance with Article 6 of the Agreement faculty earning overload/reassigned time of four (4) or fewer credit hours may present alternate work plans to the Associate Dean/Director.

1.5        THE ENROLLMENT COMMITTEE

1.5.1      Develops initiatives to support recruitment and retention of students.

1.5.2      Aids the Associate Dean/Director in recruitment and retention efforts.

1.5.3      Coordinates with the Associate Dean/Director for school and campus recruiting events such as Wildcat Weekend.

1.5.4      Assists faculty in recruitment initiatives developed for specific concentrations or courses.

1.6        THE FACULTY EVALUATION AND RETENTION COMMITTEE

                          (Special membership requirements, see  2.1.4)

1.6.1      Conducts the evaluation process of faculty in accordance with Article 5 of the Agreement.

1.6.2      The committee may hold only one closed session only for the purpose of determining whether a complaint deserves a response from the School.

1.6.3      The Faculty Evaluation and Retention Committee is the search committee of the School for identifying candidates for the position of Associate Dean/Director.

1.6.4      Assigns and schedules classroom visitations for peer teaching observations (see also 4.2.13).

1.7        THE  EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE SCHOOL

                          (Special membership requirements, see 2.1.9)

1.7.1      Advises the Associate Dean/Director.

1.7.2      Aids the Associate Dean/Director in the dissemination of information on business of the School and the educational strategies of the School.

1.7.3      Provides the Associate Dean/Director with an immediate source of information regarding the academic and physical situation of the School for more effective and reliable communications with the administration.

1.7.4      Ranks sabbatical applications, reassigned time awards, and grant applications, as needed.

1.8         THE FOUNDATIONS COMMITTEE

1.8.1      Provides oversight and ongoing review of the foundations curriculum of the School. Review includes, but is not limited to, faculty consultation, project review, foundations curriculum assessment, proposed foundations courses, and proposed foundations course revisions.

1.8.2      Presents new knowledge applicable to foundations courses to the faculty and the curriculum committee for implementation into the foundations curriculum.

1.9          AD HOC COMMITTEES

1.9.1       Ad Hoc Committees will be created at the request of the Associate Dean/Director and/or the request of a majority of the voting members of the School whenever matters arise that require specific investigation. Ad hoc committee chairs will be elected by the members of the ad hoc committee. 


1.9.2       Ad Hoc Committees will submit their recommendations to the Associate Dean/Director, the Executive Committee, or the Committee of the Whole, based on which requested the creation of the ad hoc committee.

PART 2: Committee Structure

 2.1       MEMBERSHIP OF THE STANDING COMMITTEES

 2.1.1     Chairmanship of the committees will be for two academic years with balloting by the Committee of the Whole by April 30 of every even-numbered year. The exception to this cycle is the Chair of the Foundations Committee. The Chair of the Foundations Committee will be the Foundations Coordinator.

 2.1.2     Committee chairs must have been a full-time tenured, tenure-earning, term, or continuing contract status faculty member of the School for a minimum of two academic years.

 2.1.3     Committee chairs will be the only continuing and appointed member of the committee so that membership can change around those who have the most interest in the current actions of the committee.

 2.1.4     Membership of the Faculty Evaluation and Retention Committee will be the chairs of all standing committees except the Foundations Committee. The Associate Dean/Director will act as its executive secretary but will not be present during tenure and promotion evaluations of faculty.

 2.1.5     All teaching staff, part-time or full-time, may serve or contribute to all committees with the exception of the Faculty Evaluation and Retention Committee and the Curriculum Committee. Only full-time tenured, tenure-earning, term, or continuing contract status faculty may serve on the Curriculum Committee.

 2.1.6     Only faculty may vote.

 2.1.7     The Associate Dean/Director can serve as a non-voting member of any committee except the Faculty Evaluation and Retention Committee.

 2.1.8     The Executive Committee's membership will be the chairs of all standing committees except the Foundations Committee. The Executive Committee will also include one at-large member.

 2.1.9     The Associate Dean/Director will be the chair of the Executive Committee. The chair of the Faculty Evaluation and Retention Committee will be the vice chair of the Executive Committee.

2.1.10    The Executive committee will include one at-large member.

a. The at-large member of the Executive committee will be elected annually with balloting by the Committee of the Whole by April 30.
b. The at-large member of the Executive committee may be asked to temporarily help with vice-chair duties of a standing committee or temporarily substitute for a chair absent due to illness or recusal.

2.2         SCHOOL MEETINGS

2.2.1      Meetings will be held Tuesdays that do not conflict with Faculty Senate meetings, whenever possible.

2.2.2      Meetings are to be called by the Associate Dean/Director or by the request of any standing committee.

2.3         STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS

2.3.1      Called by the committee chair.

2.3.2      All staff members shall be notified.

2.4         MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

2.4.1      The membership of this committee is expected to meet at all regularly announced meetings of the School.

2.4.2      All faculty are voting members of the Committee of the Whole.

2.4.3      The president of the Art Students League, (sophomore, junior, or senior) of the School is a non-voting member of the Committee of the Whole.

2.4.4      Motions will be passed by a simple majority of those present, except where otherwise stated herein.

2.5         MEETING CONDUCT RULES

2.5.1      No committee decision can be made effective without bringing the committee into session and being conducted by Robert's Rules of Order. A formal roll call of members present, any action of the committee, and a record of any vote shall be forwarded to the Associate Dean/Director by the chair.

PART 3: APPOINTMENT OF THE ASSOCIATE DEAN/DIRECTOR

3.1         After the Faculty Evaluation and Retention Committee has identified a sufficient number of prospective candidates of merit based on the contractual guidelines, the School, acting as a Committee of the Whole, will select by a series of elimination ballots the candidate or candidates to be recommended to the administration for appointment to the position of Associate Dean/Director.

3.2         Candidates will only be considered as acceptable as Associate Dean/Director by a two-thirds majority of the votes cast by the membership. If more than one candidate is acceptable, they must be ranked in order of preference.

PART 4: OPERATIONAL POLICIES OF THE COMMITTEE ON FACULTY EVALUATION AND RETENTION

4.1         SELECTION AND IDENTIFICATION OF POTENTIAL FACULTY

4.1.1      The committee recommends the description of the position and the qualifications for the position consistent with Article 5 of the Agreement and provides the recommendation to the Associate Dean/Director. 

4.1.2      The committee sets up the procedures by which it will conduct the evaluation for the selection of a candidate consistent with applicable regulations.

4.1.3      The committee prepares the description and qualifications for faculty positions with consideration of the guidelines of the National Association of the Schools of Art and Design and the College Art Association of America.

4.2         REQUIREMENTS FOR FACULTY REGARDING PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

4.2.1      The advisement of students will concur with the specifications of Article 6 of the Agreement. Advising responsibilities will be determined by the Associate Dean/Director after consultation with the chair of the Assignment and Schedules Committee of the School.

4.2.2      All faculty members shall, in their discussions with students, advise students to use the judgment, experience and knowledge of other faculty members. 

4.2.3      All faculty members shall acquaint themselves with the programs of the School and the university so that they can be effective in assisting students in making wise decisions.

4.2.4      Faculty shall take their professional concerns regarding inadequacies of curriculum, programs, objectives, procedures, or policies to the appropriate chair or the School as a whole.

4.2.5      Faculty may petition the Executive Committee of the School for changes in committee obligations of the School to pursue scholarship and/or professional development.

4.2.6      Faculty shall achieve the objectives that are specified in the course syllabi of the courses they are scheduled to teach.

4.2.7      Faculty shall develop and use, as a common teaching effort, the concepts established for the foundations courses of the School in all courses.

4.2.8      Faculty shall continue to develop new skills and knowledge applicable to their instructional area.

4.2.9      Faculty shall develop their own initiatives for attracting students to their instructional areas.

4.2.10    Faculty shall attend all individually arranged student consultations/appointments, School meetings, and vote on issues requiring faculty action. Contingent faculty and adjuncts may attend school meetings and are responsible for any pertinent information that can be obtained directly from the Associate Dean. Full-time faculty shall attend all 403: Senior Exhibition receptions. Full-time faculty shall attend all AD 303: Individual Art Review sessions as scheduled.
Contingent faculty shall attend one block (morning or afternoon) of AD 303 annually; contingent faculty and adjuncts may attend more than one block.

4.2.11    Any change in time or location of a scheduled class must have prior approval of the Associate Dean/Director, and the faculty member is expected to give students timely notification of the change, except in cases of illness or emergency.

4.2.12    Tenured and tenure-earning faculty shall become affiliated with appropriate professional associations.

4.2.13    Faculty shall participate in the peer teaching evaluation process.

4.2.13.1 The peer teaching evaluation will consist of the faculty member’s annual evaluation and a peer classroom observation.

4.2.13.2 Contingent faculty and assistant professors shall have observations once per academic year. Associate and full professors shall have observations once every two academic years. Faculty may choose to have observations more frequently, up to a maximum of once per semester. Additional observations may be sought from observers external to the School of Art and Design, in discussion with the Chair of the Evaluation and Retention Committee. Adjuncts are not required to participate in classroom observations.

4.2.13.3 Classroom observations shall be conducted by all full-time faculty as assigned by the Chair of the Faculty Evaluation and Retention Committee.

4.2.13.4 The classroom observation may include a pre-observation meeting prior to the classroom observation between the faculty member being observed and the observing faculty member. The observation shall include a post-observation meeting between the faculty member being observed and the observing faculty member.

4.2.13.5 One copy of the classroom observation shall be placed in the faculty file of the individual being observed; one digital copy shall be submitted by the observer to the Associate Dean and Director of the School of Art and Design and the Chair of Evaluation and Retention; one copy shall be appended to the faculty member’s annual evaluation (as a separate document or as part of an appendix) with reflective self-assessment, and a summary of the classroom observation shall be included in the faculty member’s annual evaluation.

4.3         ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR APPOINTMENT AND PROMOTION

4.3.1      Faculty shall maintain all appropriate records including documentation of assigned responsibilities, service, scholarship and/or professional development.

4.3.2      The terminal degree of Master of Fine Arts is required for a studio or art education faculty member.  Exceptions may be made because of unusual scholarly and/or unusual professional achievements.

4.3.3      For faculty whose prime academic responsibility in the School is art history, the required terminal degree is the Ph.D. or Ed.D. Exceptions may be made because of unusual scholarly and/or unusual professional achievements.

4.3.4      No new member of the faculty will be recommended to a rank higher than the rank they have achieved at their last appointment unless they meet the bylaws criteria for such eligibility and receive approval of the Committee on Faculty Evaluation and Retention of the School.

4.3.5      The faculty member’s eligibility will be determined in accordance with Article 5 of the Agreement.

4.4         CRITERIA FOR RECOMMENDATION FOR CONTINUING CONTRACT STATUS

4.4.1      Continuing Contract Status shall be granted subject to the provisions of article 5 of the Agreement, for demonstrated effectiveness in two judgmental areas of teaching and service to the School based on the evidence contained in the cumulative evaluation, and for the expectation of significant future contributions.

Evaluation of service will be based on a weighted hierarchy in which leadership such as officer, chair, or director is weighted more heavily than membership. Pertaining to the university, service that requires regular meetings and/or extensive time commitment will be weighted more heavily than bi-weekly meetings, infrequent meetings, or minimal time commitments. Committees that formulate policy will be weighted more heavily than committees that implement defined tasks. Pertaining to service to the discipline, international, national, and regional service will be weighted more heavily than state or local service.

4.4.2      Faculty must have displayed the ability to meet the requirements of assigned responsibilities as described in 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.6, 4.2.7, 4.2.8, 4.2.9, 4.2.10 and 4.2.11 of these bylaws.

4.4.3      The terminal degree of Master of Fine Arts is required for a studio or art education faculty member.  Exceptions may be made because of unusual scholarly and/or unusual professional achievements.

4.4.4      For faculty whose prime academic responsibility in the School is art history, the required terminal degree is the Ph.D. or Ed.D. for recommendation to the status of Continuing Contract Status. Exceptions may be made because of unusual scholarly and/or unusual professional achievements.

4.5        MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR RECOMMENDATION TO THE STATUS OF TENURE

4.5.1      Tenure shall be granted subject to the provisions of Article 5 of the Agreement, for demonstrated effectiveness in the three judgmental areas and, based on the evidence contained in the cumulative evaluation, the accomplishments as specified in 4.7.2, 4.7.3, and 4.7.4 of these bylaws, for evidence of sustained contribution, and for the expectation of significant future contributions.

4.5.2      Faculty must have displayed the ability to meet the requirements of assigned responsibilities as described in 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.6, 4.2.7, 4.2.8, 4.2.9, 4.2.10, 4.2.11 and 4.2.12 of these bylaws.

4.5.3      The terminal degree of Master of Fine Arts is required for tenure as a studio or art education faculty member. Exceptions may be made because of unusual scholarly and/or unusual professional achievements.

4.5.4      For faculty whose prime academic responsibility in the School is art history, the required terminal degree is the Ph.D. or Ed.D. for recommendation to the status of tenure. Exceptions may be made because of unusual scholarly and/or unusual professional achievements.

4.6        CRITERIA FOR RECOMMENDATION FOR PROMOTION TO THE RANK OF ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

4.6.1      The faculty member’s eligibility will be determined in accordance with Article 5 of the Agreement.  The faculty member possesses the M.F.A., Ph.D or Ed.D. Exceptions may be made because of unusual scholarly and/or unusual professional achievements.

4.6.2      Faculty must have displayed the ability to meet the requirements of assigned responsibilities as described in 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.6, 4.2.7, 4.2.8, 4.2.10, 4.2.11, and 4.2.12 of these bylaws.

4.6.3      The faculty member must provide evidence of three years of professional teaching competency as demonstrated by having:

a.        Taught one or more foundations, art history, art education, art review, or studio courses,

b.        (And) maintained a successful teaching record based on peer evaluation, student ratings, questionnaires, appraisal of student learning, and other appropriate material,

c.        (And) demonstrated effective in-class organization of lecture/studio course material,

d.        (And) established specific goals and objectives in syllabi and clearly articulated grading criteria/rubrics,

e.        (And) demonstrated effective communication skills,

4.6.4      The faculty member must normally provide evidence of a three-year professional development record as demonstrated by:

a.        Attendance at one or more professional meetings, conferences symposiums, seminars, institutes, artist residencies, or workshops;

b.        Participation in research activities, professional training, and/or grant activities;

c.        Provide evidence of the scholarships of discovery, integration, application, and/or teaching by accumulating at least forty-five (45) points as determined by the table listed in 4.7.3.a.

4.6.5      The faculty member must provide evidence of three years of service by fulfilling the following:

a.        Serve on at least one school or university committee,

b.        (And) maintain the physical resources of an area or discipline, if appropriate,

c.        (And) contribute services to the university and community that are relevant to the faculty member's role at the university (for example: exhibits, demonstrations, jurying, advisor to student organizations, workshops, lectures, professional or educational collaboration with other departments/faculty/staff, etc.).

4.7        MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR RECOMMENDATION TO THE RANK OF ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

4.7.1      The faculty member's eligibility will be determined in accordance with Article 5 of the Agreement.

4.7.2      The faculty member must provide evidence of maintaining a record of effective teaching since their last promotion as demonstrated by having:

a.   Revised and improved the procedures for individual art review,

b.   (Or) updated material taught in foundations, art history, art education or studio courses,

c.    (And) maintained a successful teaching record based on peer evaluation, student ratings, questionnaires, appraisal of student learning, and other appropriate material,

d.   (And) demonstrated an ability to integrate new research material or studio skills into courses,

e.   (And) demonstrated an ability to edit and revise course objectives and bulletin descriptions,

f.    (And) demonstrated an ability to teach effective communication skills to students,

g.   (And) advised prospective students and provided career counseling for undergraduates.

4.7.3 The faculty member must provide evidence of scholarship and/or professional development since their last promotion.

a.   Evaluation of scholarship pertaining to exhibitions will be based on a hierarchy in which international and national exhibitions will be weighted more heavily than regional exhibitions. Curated and invitational exhibitions will be weighted more heavily than juried exhibitions as curated/invitational exhibitions rely on the reputation of the artists to bypass the jurying process. Local exhibitions may contribute a maximum of 20 points. Local commissions may contribute a maximum of 45 points. Open (or member) exhibitions are worthy of note, but are inadequate as application of scholarship unless the faculty member can establish significant peer evaluation.

b.   Evaluation of scholarship pertaining to presentations and publications will be based on a hierarchy in which refereed publications (book, paper, etc.) are weighted more heavily than presentations. International and national publications/presentations will be weighted more heavily than regional publications/presentations. Regional publications/presentations will be weighted more heavily than state publications/presentations. Local publications/presentations are worthy of note, but are inadequate as application of scholarship unless the faculty member can establish significant peer evaluation.

4.7.3.a The faculty member must provide evidence of the scholarships of discovery, integration, application, and/or teaching based on the following weighted criteria. Faculty with a relative emphasis of scholarship and/or professional development first and service second must accumulate at least ninety (90) points. Faculty with a relative emphasis of service first and scholarship and/or professional development second must accumulate at least forty-five (45) points.

The faculty member may combine any number of activities from each category (I, II, III, and IV). Art History faculty must demonstrate a continued engagement in research and publication by completing at least one item from Category III - Publications.

Art/Design works published as part of a book or anthology should be considered as exhibitions (Category I). Published works of authorship are described in Category III.

Points for a given activity are calculated as a sum of the three or four sub-categories. For example, exhibiting one work at a national juried exhibition at a college gallery would accumulate 8 points in Category I - Exhibitions:

Type or nature – Juried                          2/medum

Area of impact – National                       3/medium        

Repute or exposure – College gallery     2/medium

Scope – Small (1 piece)                         1/low      

                                                            8 pts total

Category III – Publications has two exceptions to this method. Authorship and publication of a book by a recognized publisher accumulates one value only (either 150 or 125, as appropriate to publication).

There will be situations that are not covered in the current points system. Specific situations and exceptions will be reviewed by the Evaluation and Retention Committee in discussion with the concerned faculty member. It is the responsibility of the faculty member to provide evidence to support any exception or alternative.

 

I – Exhibitions/

Competitions

4 - High

3 - Medium

2 - Medium

1 - Low

Type or nature

One or two-person exhibition

Curated or invitational exhibition, juried exhibition with award

Juried exhibition

Juried art fair, member exhibition

Area of impact

International

National, prestigious website (persistent URL)

Regional (more than one state, Midwest region)

State, greater Marquette county, website

Repute of the institution/Exposure

Nationally important museum, nationally important private gallery, nationally important competition award

National museum or gallery, private/endowed university gallery

State/regionally important museum or gallery, college gallery, regionally important competition award

Local or cooperative gallery, public building or location, state competition award

Scope

Large (solo exhibition)

Medium (two-person exhibition, 5+ pieces exhibited)

Medium (2-4 pieces exhibited)

Small (1 piece exhibited)

Area of Impact describes either the scope of a call for entry (i.e. national vs regional call for entry) or the location of the exhibition in relation to Marquette, MI. If both apply (call for entry and location), the greater weight may be used. For example, an exhibition in Arizona for an NMU (Michigan) artist would be National (Medium). An exhibition in Detroit, MI for an NMU (Michigan) artist would be State (Low) but the exhibition may have had an international call for entry (High); the greater weight (High) would be used.

Repute/Exposure describes the reputation or prestige of an institution. For example, a gallery in Italy may only be important to the city in which it is located: local gallery (Low).

 

II - Commissions,
works-for-hire

6 - High

3 - Medium

1 - Low

Type or nature

Single, director, editor, illustrator, designer

Group, team or organization

Consultant

Scope of client

National/international company or corporation

Regional company or corporation

Local company or corporation; individual

Exposure to work

National or international

Regional or Internet

State, greater Marquette county

Scope

Large (5+ pieces or many design components)

Medium (2-4 pieces or multiple design components)

Small (1 piece or single design component)

 

III - Publications with authorship

150

125

10 - High

4 - Medium

Nature or format

Author of book, textbook, or monograph published by a nationally recognized publisher

Author of book, textbook, or monograph published by a regionally recognized publisher or for a narrow interest group

Scholarly journal or equivalent, chapter of book

Magazine

Involvement

Author

Reviewer, contributor

Audience

General public by a nationally recognized publisher, the academic community or scholarly specialty on a national scale by the academic press

Narrow interest group in a specific discipline on a regional basis

 

IV - Presentations

5 - High

3 - Medium

2 - Medium

1 - Low

Review

 

Invited speaker or presenter

Refereed presentation or lecture

 

Scope

National

Regional

State

Greater Marquette county

Role

 

Speaker, chair, or demonstrator

Panel member

Consultant

                         


4.7.3.b   The faculty member must provide evidence of professional development by:

1.         Attendance at two or more professional meetings, conferences symposiums, seminars, institutes, artist residencies, or workshops;

2.         Participation in research activities, professional training, and/or grant activities;

4.7.4      The faculty member must provide evidence by maintaining a record of service since their last promotion by fulfilling the following:

              a.

For faculty with a relative emphasis of scholarship and/or professional development first and service second:

For faculty with a relative emphasis of service first and scholarship and/or professional development second:

1. Serve in the role of officer on one or more school, college, or university committee(s)
 

NOTE: Faculty must fulfill Master Agreement 6.5.1: “All tenured and tenure earning faculty shall have college or University-wide committee responsibilities.”

 

1. Serve in the role of officer on school, college, or university committees

 

2. Maintain the physical resources of an area or discipline, if appropriate

2. Serve in the role of chair on one or more school committee(s)

 

 

3. Serve on two college or university committees that formulate policy or implement tasks

 

 

4.  Contribute significant service to the school, college or university and the community such as:

• new program development

• comprehensive program revision

• promotion of art activities within the community

• lead or participate in an organizational way in workshops, professional meetings or special presentations

• election/appointment to board of professional organization

• develop and maintain physical resources of an area or discipline

Evaluation of service will be based on a hierarchy in which leadership such as officer, chair, or director is weighted more heavily than membership. Pertaining to university, service that requires regular meetings and/or extensive time commitment will be weighted more heavily than bi-weekly meetings, infrequent meetings, or minimal time commitments. Committees that formulate policy will be weighted more heavily than committees that implement defined tasks. Pertaining to service to the discipline, international, national, and regional service will be weighted more heavily than state or local service.

b.           Participate as a member of a local, state, or national arts organization;

c.           Contribute services to the community that are relevant to the faculty member's role at the university (for example: exhibits, demonstrations, jurying, advisor to student organizations, workshops, lectures, refereeing articles for publication, consultation related to area of expertise, etc.).

4.7.5      The applicant selects a relative emphasis from either professional services, or professional development, or both, and they must define how the established criteria has been met or exceeded.

4.8        MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR RECOMMENDATION TO THE RANK OF PROFESSOR

4.8.1      The faculty member's eligibility will be determined in accordance with Article 5 of the Agreement.

4.8.2      The faculty member must provide evidence of maintaining a record of effective teaching and recognition as a mentor since their last promotion demonstrated by having:

a.         Coordinated a review and updating of the individual art review process,

b.         (Or) provided an overview of foundations, art history, art education, or studio courses to examine their effectiveness,

c.          (And) maintained a successful teaching record based on peer evaluation, student ratings, questionnaires, appraisal of student learning, and other appropriate material,

d.         (And) established new course(s) or significantly revised an area or curriculum or assisted junior faculty members in developing course objectives,

e.         (Or) provided guidelines for implementing a new area or curriculum,

f.          (And) established a record as a spokesperson for the School or demonstrator of professional studio concerns at the university or community level,

g.         (And) provided assistance to junior faculty on curriculum, pedagogy, and/or advising procedures.

4.8.3     The faculty member must provide evidence of scholarship and/or professional development since their last promotion.

a.         Evaluation of scholarship pertaining to exhibitions will be based on a hierarchy in which international and national exhibitions will be weighted more heavily than regional exhibitions. Curated and invitational exhibitions will be weighted more heavily than juried exhibitions as curated/invitational exhibitions rely on the reputation of the artists to bypass the jurying process. Local exhibitions may contribute a maximum of 55 points. Local commissions may contribute a maximum of 125 points. Open (or member) exhibitions are worthy of note, but are inadequate as application of scholarship unless the faculty member can establish significant peer evaluation.

b.         Evaluation of scholarship pertaining to presentations and publications will be based on a hierarchy in which refereed publications (book, paper, etc.) are weighted more heavily than presentations. International and national publications/presentations will be weighted more heavily than regional publications/presentations. Regional publications/presentations will be weighted more heavily than state publications/presentations. Local publications/presentations are worthy of note, but are inadequate as application of scholarship unless the faculty member can establish significant peer evaluation.

4.8.3.a The faculty member must provide evidence of the scholarships of discovery, integration, application, and/or teaching based on the weighted criteria listed in 4.7.3.a. Faculty with a relative emphasis of scholarship and/or professional development first and service second must accumulate at least two hundred fifty (250) points. Faculty with a relative emphasis of service first and scholarship and/or professional development second must accumulate at least seventy-five (75) points.

The faculty member may combine any number of activities from each category (I, II, III, and IV). Art History faculty must demonstrate a continued engagement in research and publication by completing at least one item from Category III - Publications.

4.8.3.b   The faculty member must provide evidence of professional development by:

1.         Attendance at four or more professional meetings, conferences, symposiums, seminars, institutes, artist residencies, or workshops;

2.         Significant participation in research activities, professional training, and/or grant activities;

 

4.8.4      The faculty member must provide evidence of a record of service since their last promotion by fulfilling the following:

a.

For faculty with a relative emphasis of scholarship and/or professional development first and service second:

For faculty with a relative emphasis of service first and scholarship and/or professional development second:

1. Serve in the role of chair on one or more school, college, or university committee(s)

1. Serve in the role of officer on college or university committees

2. Serve on one or more college or university committees

2. Serve in the role of chair on one or more school committee(s)

3. Maintain the physical resources of an area or discipline, if appropriate

3. Serve on four college or university committees

 

4. Serve on a college or university committee that formulates policy

 

5.  Contribute significant service to the school, college and university such as:

• new program development

• comprehensive program revision

• development of recruitment efforts

• promotion of art activities within the community

• lead or participate in an organizational way in workshops, professional meetings or special presentations

• serve on professional or editorial board

• develop and maintain physical resources of an area or discipline

• consultation related to area of expertise

Evaluation of service will be based on a hierarchy in which leadership such as officer, chair, or director is weighted more heavily than membership. Pertaining to the university, service that requires regular meetings and/or extensive time commitment will be weighted more heavily than bi-weekly meetings, infrequent meetings, or minimal time commitments. Committees that formulate policy will be weighted more heavily than committees that implement defined tasks. Pertaining to service to the discipline, international, national, and regional service will be weighted more heavily than state or local service.

b.           Participate as an active member of a local, state, or national arts organization;

c.           Contribute services to the community that are relevant to the faculty member's role at the university (for example: exhibits, demonstrations, jurying, advisor to student organizations, workshops, lectures, refereeing articles for publication, consultation related to area of expertise, etc.).

4.8.5      The applicant selects a relative emphasis from either professional services, or professional development, or both, and they must define how the established criteria has been met or exceeded.

4.9         CRITERIA FOR RECOMMENDATION OF SABBATICAL LEAVE APPLICATION

4.9.1      The faculty member's eligibility will be determined in accordance with the current agreement between the AAUP and NMU.

4.9.2      Ranking of sabbatical applications will be done by the Executive Committee with the Associate Dean/Director as a voting member.

4.9.3      Criteria for ranking sabbatical applications:

a.         Clarity of the goals of the sabbatical leave request;

b.         Potential of the sabbatical leave request being completed within the requested time period;

c.          Potential of the proposal to benefit the goals of the School as described in the mission statement;

d.         Identification of one or more of the four forms of scholarship (discovery, integration, application, teaching) or professional development;

 e.        Identification of professional support of sabbatical leave project in the form of publisher's statement of interest or grant award or fellowship or internship or peer recommendation or exhibition agreement or any other appropriate recognition.

PART 5

5.1         ELECTION OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SCHOOL

5.2         ELECTION OF SENATE REPRESENTATIVE

5.2.1      The term of the Senate representative will be for two years and will begin in the even year.

5.2.2      The election will take place on the first meeting of the School in March after the distribution in the previous two weeks of a slate of candidates.

5.2.3      All candidates for the post of Senate representative must have at least three years of experience within the School of Art and Design.

5.3         ELECTION OF BARGAINING COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE

5.3.1      The term of the bargaining council representative will be for two years beginning on the even year.

5.3.2      The election will take place on the first meeting in March after the distribution in the previous two weeks of a slate of candidates.

5.3.3      All candidates for the post of bargaining council representative must have at least three years of experience within the School of Art and Design and be a dues paying member of the AAUP.

PART 6

6.1         PROCEDURES FOR CHANGING THE SCHOOL’S BYLAWS

6.1.1      All School members interested in taking action to change the bylaws of the School may do this by presenting a petition, in writing, to the Associate Dean/Director seven days before a regularly scheduled School meeting indicating the bylaw that is to be changed or replaced and the proposed change, replacement, or addition.

6.1.2      The Associate Dean/Director will distribute the petition as an issue of new business at the regular School meeting.

6.1.3      The petition then will be an issue of business at the next regular meeting. The School will then, by vote, assign the petition for study by an ad hoc committee. The committee will bring a recommendation for action to the next regular meeting or a greater length of time, if established by vote during this School meeting.

6.1.4      All bylaw revisions will be submitted for approval in accordance with Article 3 of the Agreement. 

SUBMITTAL FORM FOR APPROVAL OF DEPARTMENTAL BYLAWS

This form serves as the tracking document for the review of bylaw amendments.  It must always note action taken by the department, the Bylaw Review Committee or Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at each appropriate step of the process.  It should also note if "no action is taken" (by the department, for example, were it to choose not to take action on a further change suggested by the Bylaw Review Committee. 

School of Art & Design                                                   3/31/2020                                
(Department submitting proposal)              (Date approved by department) 



This proposal
includes changes in specifications of standards for tenure and/or promotion

does not include changes in specifications of standards for tenure and/or promotion

Names of peer institutions: Eastern Michigan University, Central Michigan University

Department Contact Faculty Member: Stephan Larson                                                
Members of Bylaw Review Committee:
            1.         Representative of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs: Dr. Dale Kapla
            2.         AAUP Grievance Officer or delegate: Dr. Gabe Logan                                        
            3.         Representative of the appropriate CAC: Dr. Hsin-Ling Hsieh                               
            4.         Department Representative: Stephan Larson