Faculty Coach Selection Process
The faculty coach is an extremely important part of our Student Success Initiative. This faculty member will facilitate and lead departmental discussions, based on an analysis of data, about student success and improvements in curriculum and support services to increase student success across all student categories. The Faculty Coach is the liaison between the department, OIEA, and the institution for the Student Success Initiative.
Full time faculty members interested in serving as their department's faculty coach should send an email or other written notice to their department chair and dean by October 1st indicating their interest in the position.
Departments will elect their Faculty Coaches using a process similar to that used for electing department chairs. The full process for electing department chairs is described in Administrative Rule 3.02.003. Elections for Faculty Coaches should generally comply with that process, and at a minimum, with the following general components of that process.
- Faculty Coaches will be elected by eligible voters (defined below) who will submit sealed written ballots to the Election Coordinator.
- The Election Coordinator will supervise and coordinate the elections in a fair and impartial manner. The Election Coordinator may be the department chair, a full-time faculty member appointed by the Department Chair or by vote of the eligible faculty in the department, or the Dean.
- Write-in votes are not permitted.
- Eligibility to serve as Faculty Coach is limited to members of the full-time faculty of the appropriate department(s) who have received a satisfactory evaluation in the most recent annual faculty evaluation cycle.
- Eligible voters are the full-time faculty of the department(s) and adjunct faculty of the department(s) designated as voting members in accordance with Administrative Rule 4.06.003.
Faculty coaches are appointed for a two year term. Faculty coaches will receive a $1,000 stipend in Fall 2010, and 3 LEH release time in Spring 2011, Fall 2011 and Spring 2012.