Promotion and Tenure Committee Guidelines
Duties of Committee:
Specific Charges for AY 2004-2005:
May 29, 2003
Faculty in other Rensselaer departments may request a courtesy joint appointment in Computer Science. We expect such appointments to facilitate the advising of Computer Science graduate students and to generally promote interdisciplinary research activities. Jointly appointed faculty should be required to serve in limited, but substantive roles in important departmental decisions. They will not serve on the Computer Science Department P&T committee (all tenured faculty in CS) and thus they will not vote on P&T decisions.
The initial courtesy appointment for a given faculty member will be for no more than three years. To apply for a joint appointment in Computer Science, a candidate must provide a complete RPI-style biographical sketch that will be evaluated by the Computer Science faculty. The candidate will be required to give a talk and meet with the faculty, as would occur during an interview for a tenure track position. The Computer Science Department will provide all documents relating to graduate student policies, including qualifying and candidacy exams, to the prospective joint faculty member. He or she will be required to read over the materials and agree in writing to advise Computer Science doctoral students accordingly and to be present at doctoral examination meetings of their CS advisees and at the semi-annual reviews of students. They must also agree to attend any other Department meeting that involves graduate student issues, if notice is provided. A faculty vote will then be taken to determine if the appointment should be offered. A majority vote is required for approval.
At the end of the initial three-year period the P&T Committee will
make a recommendation for the renewal of the appointment based on the annual
reviews from the faculty member's home department, his or her up-to-date RPI-style
biographical sketch, and feedback provided by all faculty members working
with the joint faculty member. This renewal can be for another limited term
of three year or greater (to be specified by the P&T Committee) or for
an indefinite period if the person is tenured in their home department.
A majority vote by the faculty is required to renew any appointment.
The P&T Committee will have the power to give exemption for reevaluation
of joint faculty doing outstanding work with CS faculty and/or students.