1. Mission and Goals
2. Department Meetings
The chair of the department will call a meeting at the beginning of the Fall semester. Other meetings will be called on an "as needed" basis.
3. Committee Appointments
Curriculum Review Committees for each major discipline (Management and MIS) will be composed of all faculty members teaching courses in that major. Curriculum reviews are conducted about every five years. The last formal curriculum review, for both areas, was completed in 2009/2010.
Department-level committees are required for third year reviews of faculty and for promotion and tenure recommendations. All tenured members in the department serve on these committees.
Ad hoc committees are formed as needed to consider changes in curriculum and department policies and procedures. Individuals are appointed to these positions by the Department Chairman.
4. College of Business Committee Membership
Membership on the Tenure and Promotion Committee and Post-Tenure Review Advisory Committee is determined by a vote of department faculty at the first Fall meeting. Other College of Business committee assignments are made by the department chair.
5. Advisement Responsibilities of Faculty
All academic advising is now handled by advisors working out of the Assistant Dean's office. However, faculty members are expected to be available to students to mentor them in other matters such as career choices and graduate school opportunities. Faculty members are also expected to participate in recruitment activities such as UWG Preview Day.
6. Graduation Assignments
Each faculty member is expected to attend at least one graduation per year.
7. Travel Budget
The annual travel budget will be allocated according to the policies specified in the Department Policy
Allocation of Travel Funds - Department Policy
All departmental members are encouraged to pursue external means of supplementing professional development funds. Such funds include, but are not limited to, money received from grants, workbooks, classroom materials, and university research travel awards.
For every budget year, every full-time, tenure-track departmental member will receive an equal fixed allotment to be used for any professional development activity deemed appropriate. Such activity includes, but is not limited to, professional dues, instructional development, training, research, and professional conferences. In the event the travel budget is increased or decreased, the individual allotments will be adjusted proportionately at the discretion of the department chair.
Remaining funds each budget year will be allocated to full-time, tenure-track departmental members according to a designated system of criteria. This system is based on, among other considerations, individual achievement of departmental goals, as expressed in documents such as the annual departmental merit evaluation. The funding is to be used to support appropriate professional development activities that include, but are not limited to, professional dues, instructional development, training, research, and professional conferences. In all instances, the responsibility is on the individual faculty member to provide justification for approval of specific funding requests. This includes the rationale for attendance at specific conferences, classification of publications, and monetary support for discipline-specific training, research, instructional development, and payment of professional dues.
In the event the available funds are increased or decreased, individual allotments will be adjusted proportionately at the discretion of the department chair. Any funds allocated to a specific departmental member but not spent will be carried over to the next budget year only for use by that specific departmental member.
The following activities will receive equal priority for funding. Each departmental member meeting one or more of the criteria listed below will receive a fixed allotment for the budget year in addition to that allocated in item 2 above. An exception is item 3 (b) below.
(a) Presentation of a paper at an appropriate professional conference. This may be a national conference in the departmental member's discipline. In certain instances, for example, those involving scheduling issues or important subject matter and research interests, a regional or international conference, or a conference not in the departmental member's discipline, will be approved.
(b) Publication of an article within the appropriate discipline in the prior academic year in a nationally recognized, quality journal. These would be nationally recognized journals that use a blind review process, and other prestigious journals such as The Harvard Law Review. Such publication will satisfy this criterion for two consecutive years.
(c) Publication of other journal articles in peer reviewed journals appropriate within the discipline during the previous academic year. This category would include publications in journals that use an editorial board and prominent trade journals.
(d) Responsibilities as an officer of a relevant professional association that require attendance at a professional conference. In general, this will be a national conference or a regional conference significant in the departmental member's discipline.
Any remaining funds will be allocated at the discretion of the department chair for such activities as the first trip of the year to attend any conference, the first trip of the year for discipline-specific training, the second trip of the year to present at any conference, and the first trip of a new faculty member to attend an appropriate professional conference.
Last Update 6/21/2002
8. Summer Teaching
Assuming funds are available, the priority in assigning summer teaching is that each tenure track faculty member in the department will be provided the opportunity to teach at minimum one class. The assignment of additional sections during the Summer will be based on a number of factors including: tenure status, the number of courses taught the previous summer, the specific courses being offered, retirement status, and merit. The final determination of summer teaching assignments will be made by the chair in consultation with the Dean of the College.
9. Evaluation of Faculty
The Merit Evaluation Policy for the Management Department is described in detail at MGT Merit Evaluation Procedure - 9-08-11 . This annual merit evaluation is completed in the spring by each full-time faculty in the Management Department. Based on the merit evaluation results, the Chair recommends annual pay increases for each faculty member.
10. Third Year Review ("Pre-Tenure Review")
During the Fall semester of their third year at UWG, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers will submit a dossier of their work for review. A Department Pre-Tenure Review Committee, composed of tenured faculty members of the Department (excluding the Chair), shall thoroughly and comprehensively review the individual's achievements and performance in the areas of teaching, research, and service in light of the Department's and College's promotion and tenure policies.
The Pre-Tenure Review Committee shall report its findings to the Department Chair. The report will state in writing whether progress toward promotion and/or tenure is sufficient at this time. The Chair (and the College Dean) will also provide a separate written report as to the progress of the individual toward promotion and/or tenure. The Chair will discuss these reports with the faculty member. The faculty member under review will receive a written copy of the reports and is encouraged to reply to the reports. Progress judged toward promotion and/or tenure in any of these reports does not guarantee or prejudice a favorable recommendation later on. The University policy on the Three-Year tenure Review is outlined in the Faculty Handbook (Section 102.0201).
11. Tenure and Promotion
The tenure and promotion policies for the University of West Georgia are detailed in Section 103 of the UWG Faculty Handbook. College of Business tenure and promotion policies are outlined in the Richards College Of Business Faculty Handbook.
The Management Department Promotion and Tenure Committee will be composed as follows:
- All tenured departmental faculty will serve as members. If there are an odd number of members, each individual will serve as a voting member. If there are an evennumber of members, the individual with lowest rank/seniority will serve as a non-voting member.
- During the Fall departmental meetings, two tenured faculty members will be elected to represent the department on the College Promotion and Tenure Committee.
- During the Fall departmental meetings, one non-tenured, tenure-track faculty member will be elected to serve as a non-voting member on the committee. Only non-tenured, tenure-track faculty who have not yet served will be eligible. If all non-tenured, tenure-track faculty have previously served on the committee, the election will be open to all non-tenured, tenure-track faculty.
The procedures for considering individuals for promotion and/or tenure are as follows:
- Each candidate will submit a personal dossier to the committee
- This dossier will be made available for inspection by all department faculty. Those faculty who wish can make appropriate comments on the application. Such comments must be signed.
- The committee is expected to consult with members of the faculty who are familiar with the academic specialty of the applicant.
- The deliberations of the committee are to be kept confidential.
- The criteria which the committee will evaluate are outlined in the Faculty Development Policy and Procedures of the College of Business and the criteria as established by the Board of Regents and included in the West Georgia Faculty Handbook.
- The committee can request the candidate to appear in person before the committee. The candidate may request to appear before the committee.
- The committee will submit a report of its deliberations and the result of its vote to the Department Chairman. Members will sign this report.
12. Post Tenure Review
Tenured faculty who have not been tenured or promoted during the previous five-year period are subject to the University Post Tenure Review process. In the College of Business, the post tenure review process takes place at the college level. The individual subject to post tenure review submits his or her dossier during the Fall to the College-level committee for consideration. The UWG Faculty Handbook (Section 104.02) outlines the Post Tenure Review process. The College of Business Post Tenure Review Advisory Committee is a five-member committee whose members include one representative from each department and the most recent chair of the College Tenure and Promotion Committee.
13. Faculty Recruitment
The Management Department conducts national searches for any vacant tenure track position. A search committee is formed for each search using faculty members in the department. The chair of this committee is appointed by the department chair.
14. New Faculty Orientation
The Management Department supplements the University-wide orientation program with a general orientation to the Department. For instance, new faculty are provided a copy of the Management Department Policies and Procedures and the Richards College Of Business Faculty Handbook. Additionally, all new faculty are assigned one of two departmental members to serve as a mentor during their first year.