|Proposal: ||The University of Maryland Policy on Appointment, Promotion, and Permanent Status of Library Faculty was last updated in 2010. Since that time, numerous problems with the policy have come to the attention of the Libraries' faculty and the Libraries' Appointment, Promotion, and Permanent Status Committee (APPSC). The most glaring is that the policy does not comply with University System policy (II-1.00 University System Policy on Appointment, Rank and Tenure of Faculty, II.A.1, p. 7) which requires a "review process leading to the granting of promotion and/or permanent status to occur no later than the sixth year of continuous full-time employment." Additional problems include a lack of clarity regarding roles of the APPSC and Libraries Human Resources, outdated references to UMD and USM policy, and inconsistencies both within the policy and between the policy and the APPS Guidelines.|
A revised policy was developed by a special committee of the Library Assembly, reviewed by the Library Assembly Advisory Council, and approved by a unanimous vote of the Library Assembly. The changes address the issues listed above, bring the policy in line with USM policy, and streamline the document for greater clarity. The amended policy will ensure that we are complying with USM policy and enable us to recruit, retain, and promote talented Libraries faculty.
The Senate Executive Committee should refer this proposal to the Senate Faculty Affairs Committee and charge it with reviewing the proposed revisions to the UMD policy.