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Faculty Guidelines

Recruitment and Appointments

Classes of faculty may be recruited or appointed following appropriate procedures. Exceptions to these procedures may be made at the discretion of the Vice President of Academic Affairs/College Provost in consultation with Human Resources.

Full-Time Instructional Faculty

Supervisors must complete a Recruitment Request form to fill open full-time faculty positions or to request new full-time faculty positions. The Recruitment Request form is available at my.daytonastate.edu -> Resources Once the Recruitment Request is approved, the advertisement is posted in the requested publication(s). Generally, faculty positions are advertised in the “Chronicle of Higher Education,” “Women in Higher Education,” “Black Issues in Higher Education” and “Hispanic Outlook.” Some full-time faculty positions are also advertised on appropriate websites, colleges, universities, technical schools, and other sources. Advertisements for full-time faculty positions are posted thirty (30) days prior to the closing date for each position.

On the position’s closing, minority representation percentages are forwarded to an equity representative for review and approval. The hiring supervisor selects and chairs the screening committee who will review all applications to verify that applicants have the appropriate credentials as specified by College Policy 6.15 in accordance with SACSCOC’s “Faculty Credential Guidelines.” The screening committee determines the candidates to be interviewed, writes the interview questions, and recommends the top candidates to be interviewed by the appropriate Associate Vice President and the Vice President of Academic Affairs/College Provost. The final recommendation is then forwarded to the president for approval. If the recommended candidate declines the position, supervisors may choose to go to the next candidate in that pool or re-advertise the position for a minimum of five (5) days before the screening process starts anew.

More detailed information about the recruiting process for full-time faculty can be found on the Daytona State College website under Human Resources: http://www.daytonastate.edu/hr/index.html. You may also contact the Human Resources Department at (386) 506-4505.

Adjunct Instructional Faculty

Applications are accepted throughout the year through the HR website. Adjunct instructor applications received by the Human Resources Department are made available for review by the appropriate department chair. The applicant may be invited for an interview. Transcripts will be required at that time. If a decision is made to hire, the applicant is given a packet to complete and return. The packet includes a form for the applicant to request official transcripts to be sent to HR. Once the hiring packet is completed, references checked, academic qualifications verified, and the individual has gone through the E-Verify and fingerprinting processes, he or she is eligible to work for the college.

Please note: If the adjunct faculty has a break in service of more than one (1) year, his or her personnel file may be subject to review by HR before a re-hire of the adjunct faculty can take place.

The Florida State Records Retention Schedule requires adjunct personnel files to be maintained for only three fiscal years following employment. After this period, an adjunct must reapply to be considered for employment.

More detailed information about the hiring process for adjunct faculty can be found on the Daytona State College website under Human Resources: http://www.daytonastate.edu/hr/index.html. You may also contact the Human Resources Department at (386) 506-4505.

Chairperson

The Vice President of Academic Affairs/College Provost recommends chair appointments to the president annually. In addition to this annual appointment, beginning January 1, 2015, when a chair position is vacated the following procedure will take effect. After the initial vacancy, the procedure will be repeated every three years or when the position is vacated again, whichever comes first.

  1. The chairperson class description and minimum requirements will be provided to all members of the department. Current minimum requirements are continuing contract or five years of experience in a supervisory position.
  2. Faculty who want to be considered for the position will notify the appropriate Associate Vice President.
  3. The appropriate Associate Vice President and the Vice President of Academic Affairs/College Provost will interview all applicants.
  4. The appropriate Associate Vice President and the Vice President of Academic Affairs/College Provost will invite all members of the department, both full- and part-time, including staff, and regardless of continuing contract, to share comments or concerns in confidence.
  5. The appropriate Associate Vice President and the Vice President of Academic Affairs/College Provost will make a final recommendation for appointment to the president.

At a minimum, candidates will be considered based upon:

  • Support of the mission, vision, and values of Daytona State College and the Academic Affairs leadership
  • Ability to effectively lead the department
    • Respect of faculty and staff, weighed by department input though appointment is not a vote
    • Demonstrated knowledge and skills
  • Attitude, communication, honesty, and focus
  • Specific requirements based on college/program accreditation

Interviews will typically take place during the spring with appointments beginning in the fall. New appointees will be reappointed annually upon satisfactory performance for a period of three years. There will be no term limits. Chairs may be reappointed indefinitely. Chairs are provided a stipend in accordance with the Salary Administration Plan. The appointment process outlined above will be used every three years.

Assistant Chairperson

The Vice President of Academic Affairs/College Provost recommends assistant chair appointments to the president annually. The department chair makes a recommendation to the appropriate Associate Vice President, which is then approved by the Vice President of Academic Affairs/College Provost.

Beginning January 1st, 2016, all assistant chair appointments will follow the annual procedure outlined below.

The role of Assistant Chair will be a two-year appointment. The criteria and process for the appointment is as follows:

  1. Position is open to all full-time faculty within the department.
  2. Faculty who want to be considered will notify the department chairperson.
  3. All applicants will be interviewed by the chairperson and the appropriate Associate Vice President.
  4. All members of the department (FT, PT, faculty and staff) are invited and encouraged to meet with the department chair and/or AVP to share comments/concerns confidentially. These comments may be to support a particular candidate or to simply share observations about the department, vision of future direction, or concerns in general.
  5. The chairperson and Associate Vice President will make a recommendation to the Vice President of Academic Affairs/College Provost.
    1. Appointments are for two-year periods beginning in the Fall of each year. Sitting Assistant Chairs may be reappointed.

At a minimum, candidates will be considered based upon:

  • Support of the mission, vision, and values of Daytona State College and the Academic Affairs leadership
  • Ability to effectively lead the department • Respect of faculty and staff, weighed by department input though appointment is not a vote • Demonstrated knowledge and skills
  • Attitude, communication, honesty, and focus
  • Specific requirements based on college/program accreditation

Assistant chairs may receive a stipend or release as appropriate.