These are interim guidelines. Final guidelines will be established after formal Academic Senate review. These guidelines apply to the Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE) and Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment (SLSOE) series. These guidelines are to be used in addition to the policies, procedures, and exhibits provided in the Academic Personnel Manual (APM) and APM-UCD.
All members of the Academic Senate are eligible for advancement at normative time for their rank and step. In formulating our criteria for recommending greater than 1.0-step advancements, we should aim to strike a balance between concreteness and flexibility. Our goal should be to clarify the criteria for greater than 1.0-step advancements without tying our hands to quantitative assessments that understate or overstate the total contributions of candidates. In all cases, chairs and deans should be encouraged to articulate in the department and dean’s letters the grounds for the advancement beyond simple numerical tabulations of papers, citations, courses, and committees; for example, by describing the special impact or quality of the work, the awarding of prizes for achievement, or the scale and scope of the undertaking.
A balanced record, appropriate for rank and step, with evidence of a meritorious record of accomplishments in all areas of review is rewarded with a 1.0-step advancement. All Academic Senate faculty can expect to advance, unless a major deficiency in their performance is determined. University and public service duties are expected to increase as faculty advance in rank and step.
One and a Half-Step Advancement
A 1.5 step advancement requires, in addition to excellent, highly effective teaching, a meritorious record with outstanding achievement in at least one area of review across (scholarly and creative activity, teaching, university and public service, professional competence and activities). However, outstanding achievement in one area may not qualify the candidate for 1.5-step advancement if performance in another area does not meet UC Davis standards. Outstanding professional achievement might be demonstrated by substantial pedagogical or curricular innovation. Evidence for outstanding professional activity might include unusual levels of research and publication on pedagogy or in the candidate’s field as related to pedagogy. Outstanding service may consist of leadership beyond normal service obligations, regularly assigned administrative duties, or public service.
A 2.0-step advancement will require, in addition to excellent, highly effective teaching, a meritorious record with outstanding achievement in at least two of the areas cited above.
Advancement greater than Two Steps
An advancement greater than 2.0 steps will be extremely rare. These advancements will require an exceptionally meritorious and balanced record, highlighted by extraordinary levels of achievement in two areas (including teaching), and excellent contributions in the third area.
Greater than One-Step Above-Scale Advancement
Only Senior Lecturers SOE are eligible for Above-scale salaries, and the criteria for merit increases are steep at this high rank. One-step advancement requires continued performance in all areas at levels commensurate with the expectations for an Above-Scale Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment. One and one-half step advancement requires performance in all areas that is commensurate with the expectations for an Above-Scale Senior Lecturer SOE, accompanied by outstanding achievement in one area. Two-step advancement requires continued performance in all areas at levels commensurate with the expectations for an Above-Scale Senior Lecturer SOE, accompanied by outstanding achievements in two additional areas, at least one of which will be teaching and student learning.