Reappointment, Tenure, CCE, and Promotion
Reappointment, tenure, Certificate of Continuous Employment (CCE), and promotion actions are governed by the City University of New York (CUNY) bylaws, the PSC/CUNY collective bargaining agreement and University and College policies. Reappointment, tenure, CCE, and promotion decisions are made on the basis of the candidate’s record of performance in teaching, scholarship (for full-time faculty in professorial titles) and service. The balance between these areas and, in particular, the numbers of publications, or for those in the studio or performing arts, the numbers of shows or performances, necessary for tenure and promotion is difficult to define given the differences between fields of study and types of scholarship. The College-wide Committee on Personnel and Budget (CP&B) is particularly interested in documentation of quality and excellence in all three areas of teaching, scholarship, and service.
Upon recommendation of the College and approval of the CUNY Board of Trustees (BOT), full-time faculty in professorial titles are granted tenure effective September 1 of the eighth continuous year of service. In the sixth year of a faculty member professorial appointment, he or she will begin the process of selecting external reviewers in preparation for appointment.
Baruch College also has a statement of criteria for tenure and promotion in the 2008 document titled “College P&B Guidelines,” which elaborates expectations in all three areas of research, teaching, and service.
The overall expectation is that the College “appoint, tenure, and promote individuals who will be intellectually independent and capable of fulfilling leadership roles in their fields and in the College.”
The candidacy of lecturers for the Certificate of Continuous Employment is based on the performance of their position responsibilities in the areas of teaching and, to a lesser degree, of service.
Lecturers are granted Certificate of Continuous Employment effective September 1 of their sixth continuous year of service and College Laboratory Technicians are granted tenure effective September 1 of their sixth continuous year of service. CCE requires four letters of recommendation, and can be both external and internal recommendations.
All College P&B recommendations are forwarded to the President for final disposition.
Documents and Resources
Reappointment, Tenure, Certificate of Continuous Employment (CCE), and Promotion Review Committees Structure Flowchart
Baruch College CP&B Guidelines and Evaluation Process Endowed Chair Guidelines College P&B Chair’s Reports Policy
Personnel and Budget Committee Proceeding and Departmental Elections Distinguished Professor Review Checklist
Department Chair Appointments
Department Chair Evaluations
Distinguished Professor Nomination and Review Process
Baruch College Governance Charter
CUNY Board of Trustees (BOT) Bylaws
Pre-Tenure Year Review Policy
RPT Training- CUNY Baruch
PSC and CUNY entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to create a five-year pilot program offering long-serving adjuncts either a three-year appointment or a one-year with guidance. The pilot program has been extended through the end of the 2023-2024 academic year (PSC CUNY Contract: 12/01/2017-02/28/2023, MOA 2019).
According to the new contractual language, an adjunct who has taught six contact hours per semester for 10 of the 12 most recent consecutive semesters will be eligible for consideration for a three-year appointment, “provided that the adjunct was initially assigned to teach at least six contact hours in the semester(s) resulting in the lack of continuity and that the adjunct lost no more than one course owing to insufficient enrollment or reassignment of the course to another faculty member and/or that the adjunct lost one or more courses owing to medical reasons in the semester(s) at issue.”
To receive a three-year appointment, an adjunct who meets the service requirements must receive the positive recommendation of his/her department P&B committee and of the college President, or his/her designee [e.g., Provost, Dean]. The recommendations shall be based upon a comprehensive review of the adjunct’s performance and the fiscal and programmatic needs of the department and/or the college. Adjuncts will be notified on or before May 15th concerning appointment or non-reappointment for a three-year period.
Adjuncts who receive three-year appointments shall be considered for a subsequent three-year appointment, subject to a comprehensive review of the adjunct’s performance and an assessment of the fiscal and programmatic needs of the department and/or the college. Adjuncts will be notified on or before May 15th of the third year of their current three-year appointment concerning reappointment or non-reappointment for a successive three-year period.
Beginning in Fall 2019 Baruch College launched Interfolio, an online environment to manage academic personnel processes for full-time faculty. Interfolio technology will facilitate faculty personnel processes online, greatly reduces the volume of paper, and make the review process significantly easier for faculty, administrators, committee members, Department Chairs, and external reviewers alike. Over the next two years, all full-time faculty academic personnel actions will be phased-in to the Interfolio environment. This includes: academic leaves, tenure and promotion, promotion to Professor, Certificate of Continuous Employment, Pre-Tenure Review, Clinical and Distinguished Professor appointments, and annual reappointments. Support and information can be found online at Interfolio and through the Office of Academic Administration in the Associate Provost Office for further information on this exciting process.
We in Academic Administration are here to support you and ensure a smooth transition to Interfolio.