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Questions for TR Committee Training

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After slide #3:
Q: What is the title of the document that is used for faculty evaluation purposes at SWC?
California Education Code
Evaluation of Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Manual
Tenure Review & Faculty Evaluation Manual
 
After slide #6:
Q: What is a “contract” employee?
An “interim” or project-funded employee
A permanent employee
A “probationary” or “tenure-track” employee
A temporary employee
 
After slide #10:
Q: Why do faculty members have to take a training to serve on a tenure review committee?
The SCEA contract by way of the TR manual.
Human Resources requires yearly training.
The evaluation policies have changed recently.
The Governing Board demands such training.
 
After slide #11:
Q: According to Ed Code, what percentage of an academic year constitutes a “complete academic year” for any employee?
95%
75%
85%
65%
 
After slide #12:
Q: How many committee members will evaluate a Tenure Review Candidate in any given year of tenure review?
Four
Three
Five
Two
 
After slide #13:
Q: According to the evaluation manual, if there is a certificated Director who coordinates the program a Candidate is hired for, how many years does a School Dean evaluate a Candidate?
Two
One
Four
Three
 
After slide #14:
Q: According to the Tenure Review Timeline Calendar, when does a tenure review committee invite a Candidate for the first meeting?
The first week of classes in the evaluation term
At the end of the evaluation term
After the committee has met privately to organize
Never
 
After slide #15:
Q: What signatures are required for the Summary Evaluation Form (yellow)?
Dean/Director only
Vice President
Committee members
Tenure Review Coordinator
 
After slide #15:
Q: How is the Summary Evaluation drafted?
By the Committee Chair
By the Dean
By the Candidate
By the entire Committee
 
After slide #14 and #15:
Q: According to the Timeline Calendar, how many mandatory meetings are there of a tenure review committee?
One
Two
Three
Four
 
After slide #14:
Q: Who calls the initial meeting of the Tenure Review Committee?
The Tenure Review Coordinator
The School Dean or Director
The Committee Chair
The Vice President
 
After slide #18:
Q: What is the legal use of email for tenure review purposes?
It can be used for housekeeping purposes only. (ie: to schedule meetings etc.)
It can never be used for any tenure review purposes.
It can be used to send documents electronically.
It can be used only in emergencies.
 
After slide #20:
Q: What benefit is there in maintaining confidentiality during and after a tenure review?
Faculty gain legal protection from grievances filed against the District.
Faculty gain union support.
Faculty are protected against personal/civil lawsuits related to tenure review issues.
All of the statements above are true.
 
After slide #21:
Q: The role of the Tenure Review Coordinator is to...
...act as a resource in the TR process
...lead the decision-making for the committee
...send invitations to all committee meetings
...decide the fate of a candidate's tenure
 
After slide #24:
Q: If a committee member forgets the color coding system, where can it be found?
On the Tenure Review Website
On the Tenure Review Cheatsheets
At extension 6706
All of the above
 
After slide #27:
Q: Which of the summary evaluation criteria is addressing respect for student's rights?
Collegiality
Student relations
Professional activities
None of the criteria
 
After slide #33:
Q: A Tenure Review Committee member can talk to all of the following individuals without breaking confidentiality, except:
The SCEA Grievance Chair
The Union President
The Tenure Review Coordinator
All of the above