Accomplishments AY 2013-2014

Goal 1 Faculty and Staff

CIAS will have high quality faculty and staff to provide curriculum instruction and administrative support relative to the mission and vision of the College.

 

Action B1.2 & Action B1.4  

Revisit faculty and staff hiring processes. This process should include assessing the needs in each academic unit and department.  Increase ethnic and gender diversity among CIAS faculty and staff.

  •  CIAS diversity data shows increase in percentages of total and tenure-track AALANA faculty over past three years (2010-2013). There is a slight decrease in percentage of non-tenure track faculty in 2013.  Percentage of AALANA staff remains constant.  (On-going)

 

  • Included information in faculty search committee training presentation instructing committee to review CIAS and School diversity data when developing position posting. The same would apply for staff hiring.

Action B1.3

Create and maintain a list of current and potential adjunct faculty to support curricular needs that cannot be covered by full-time faculty.  

  •  Database created. Transferred to CIAS Tech for final development and implementation.

 

  •  An orientation and training session planned for Adjunct Faculty. There will be two per academic year: fall semester orientation week and intersession. Note RIT will hold an Adjunct Faculty orientation August 18, 2014 from 4-5 PM

Goal 2 Professional Development and Training

CIAS will maintain fairness and equality, encourage professional development, promote life-long learning and recognize the contributions and accomplishments of all faculty and staff.

 

Action B2.3

Develop formal position descriptions for administrative chairs, program chairs and graduate directors to include term limits and succession planning. Develop formal position descriptions for Staff Assistants.    

  • Draft Administrative Chair, Graduate Director and Program Director position descriptions created.
  •  Generic JDQs completed for Senior Staff and Staff Assistants during AY 2012-2013

Action B2.4 & Action B2.5

Provide leadership and supervisory training for administrative chairs, program chairs and graduate directors. Promote/offer professional development opportunities and training for all faculty and staff. Annual funding needs to be allocated for this training to ensure that everyone has opportunities for participation.  

  •  Draft lists compiled for leadership, managers, faculty and staff. These drafts will be sent to these groups for inputs and additions.

Goal 3 Recognition of Accomplishments

CIAS will focus on increasing visibility of the work and accomplishments of faculty, staff and students to RIT, the Rochester community, nationally and globally, as a means to improve collaboration, exposure, promotion and recognition.

Action B3.1  

Institute a formal process to recognize the accomplishments of CIAS schools, departments and individual faculty, staff and students.

  •  This action has been included on the policy committee’s listing under CIAS Faculty, Staff and Student Awards (ref: RIT E12.0). Also covered under Marketing Communications (website, CIAS Newsletter, University News, etc). Process has been established for communicating information for distribution on these channels. This process has been included on Communications link. Email sent to CIAS on February 26th.

 

Goal 4 Transparency and Collegiality

The CIAS Administration and Leadership team will be transparent with information flow, promote collegiality and be inclusive with faculty and staff.

Action B4.1

CIAS will hold at least two all-College meetings during each academic year. These meetings will allow for information sharing and discussion of specific issues.

  • The Dean supports this and at least two meetings will be scheduled each academic year beginning 2014-2015.

 

  • All College meeting held on February 24, 2014. The focus of this meeting was to update the college on the strategic plan.

Action B4.2  

Establish and implement CIAS staff, faculty and students awards and selection process.

 

  • FEAD Grants will be announced to CIAS by Dean’s Office. These announcements will commence with the next cycle of FEAD Grants. The announcement will be made via the Communication Weblink.

 

  • The following awards are currently distributed by CIAS:

o   Gitner Family Prize

o   Romano Award

o   Pfizenmaier Award

o   Edline Chun Award for Outstanding Teaching and Service

o   Outstanding Graduate Student Award

o   CIAS Outstanding Staff Award

                All have been listed on Inside CIAS Communication Weblink at: https://inside.cias.rit.edu/communications/general-information/cias-awards/

Action B4.3 

CIAS will host an all-College retreat twice each year. These retreats will be working sessions to engage faculty and staff in strategic planning and implementation.

  • Meeting held with the Dean on December 16, 2013 who is in support of this action. One faculty and one staff retreat was held in fall semester. Establishment of the two all college retreats will be reflected in AY 2014-2015.

Plan for AY 2014-2015

 

Goal 1 Faculty and Staff

CIAS will have high quality faculty and staff to provide curriculum instruction and administrative  support relative to the mission and vision of the College.

 

Action B1.3

Create and maintain a list of current and potential adjunct faculty to support curricular needs that cannot be covered by full-time faculty.  

  • Continue to work with CIAS Tech on the completion of the Database. Populate database and train users.

Goal 2 Professional Development and Training

Action B2.1

CIAS leadership will work with HR to eliminate inequities in faculty and staff workloads and salaries and ensure salaries are competitive with other RIT colleges and other universities.

 

Action B2.2

Ensure that faculty lines are allocated and reallocated based on the needs of the College.  

  •  This action has been given to the CIAS policy committee to establish a guideline. Team B should provide draft content to the committee in support of this action.

 

Action B2.3

Develop formal position descriptions for administrative chairs, program chairs and graduate directors to include term limits and succession planning. Develop formal position descriptions for Staff Assistants.  

  •  Draft Administrative Chair, Graduate Director and Program Director position descriptions will be sent to the Administrative Chairs, Graduate Directors and Program Chairs for inputs.

 

  • Need to understand compensation across the College for all program chairs and graduate directors. Compensations need to be fair and consistent.

 

Action B2.4 & Action B2.5

Provide leadership and supervisory training for administrative chairs, program chairs and graduate directors. Promote/offer professional development opportunities and training for all faculty and staff. Annual funding needs to be allocated for this training to ensure that everyone has opportunities for participation.  

  • Draft lists compiled for leadership, managers, faculty and staff will be sent to these groups for inputs and additions.

Goal 3 Recognition of Accomplishments

Action B3.3

Establish a CIAS Dean’s Advisory Board to provide guidance on current challenges and the future direction of the College. This Advisory Board could consist of alumni, community leaders, donors, etc. and would meet at least twice per year at RIT.

  • Propose having Advisory Board meetings during Brick City and Imagine RIT. The Dean supports this action. Next steps: list of possible members of advisory board and goals for the board. Also suggested: Establish an Executive Board.

 

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