|Note: This document is being continually updated. It's difficult to summarize the complexity of these documents and the processes by which they evolve in a just a few sentences, but I will try my best to keep things concise. If you notice any errors or omissions, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. The changes made to a document often included more than just the sections I highlighted. There are other ways that the faculty governing documents can be revised to support greater equity and inclusivity besides looking at the criteria for reappointment and promotion.|
Link to Relevant Documents
|Locations of DEI-Related Criteria||Criteria "Structure"||Notes||When Implemented by the Institution||When I Accessed Those Documents|
|Harvey Mudd College|
|Section 4.4.3 Items #1 and #3||Standard Teaching, Scholarship, Service triumvirate||"Ability as a teacher" and "service to the institution" modified to include two DEI-related examples in a list of potential activities. So while these are recognized activities, they aren't required of everyone.||2006|
|Section B, Items A.4 and C||Standard Teaching, Scholarship, Service triumvirate||"Fostering an inclusive classroom" is one of four listed areas under teaching, and competence is expected of everyone for all four. And, there is recognition of service activity "that creates and enhances the pathways of success and inclusion for underrepresented students." Also, the change to their notebook made the news https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/05/23/pomona-moves-make-diversity-commitment-tenure-requirement https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/06/when-diversity-and-inclusion-are-tenure-requirements/485057/||2016||June 2020|
See Faculty Code Ch 1, Sec 3, A.1.c & A.3.b
|Standard Teaching, Scholarship, Service triumvirate||For "excellence in teaching", "all of the following items are essential to meet the criterion"--this means that all faculty must meet the standard for inclusivity in. For service, there is a list of service-related activities that can be considered.||Dec 2015||June 2020|
Willamette University, Salem, OR
(College of Arts and Sciences)
|Section 3.3.1, C, 1., a. iii. and c. ii. |
(handbook is behind password, they are happy to share their notebook language upon request)
|Standard Teaching, Scholarship, Service triumvirate||All faculty are expected to meet a set of criteria listed under "teaching effectiveness and growth as a teacher"; one of those items is about inclusive teaching practices. In the service section, "it is expected that all faculty members will"..."contribute to activities that support inclusion, equity, and access..." Willamette and Whitman are in the Northwest 5 Consortium and the Whitman Faculty Code influenced what Willamette implemented.||2019||June 2020|
|University of California system|
|See APM - 210 - d (2), (3), and (4)||Standard Teaching, Scholarship (Research, Creative Work, Professional Competence and Activity), Service triumvirate||For scholarship and professional activity, works that advance equity in one's field are explicitly valued. Service activities that further "diversity and equal opportunity" are also valued. It doesn't appear that all faculty are expected to do these things, only that these things are valued.||July 1, 2015||June 2020|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison|
??? blog post indicates that changes were just made to tenure guidelines to recognize "the importance of community engaged scholarship and scholarly activities in support of DEI"
|University of Oregon|
|Article 20, Sec 8, p. 32 (https://hr.uoregon.edu/employee-labor-relations/supervisor-toolkit/performance-management/faculty/article-20.-tenure-review) and Article 19, Sec 11, p. 4||Standard Teaching, Scholarship, Service triumvirate||All faculty are required to include information on their contributions to "institutional equity and inclusion" in their personal statements for review, tenure, and promotion (includes the 3rd-year review). The department/committee that is preparing materials on behalf of the candidate is also required to include information about this. The statement can touch on service, research, and/or teaching. Agreement was reached between University of Oregon and United Academic in Oct 2013.||Oct 2013||Aug 2020|
|Pierce College (Puyallup, WA)|
Roosevelt University, College of Arts and Science
A. Service to the Department, the College, and the University
8. "Performing special service on the basis of racial, gender, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, or sexual difference"
|Standard Teaching, Scholarship, Service triumvirate||RTP guidelines provide an illustrative list of 17 things that could be included under "Service to the Department, College, and University". The 8th items on this list acknowledges that people may engage in more service activities because of their group membership. Prior to the change in 2016 there was a descriptive paragraph, but no illustrative list.||Feb 2016||Sep 2020|
Humboldt State University (part of CSU)
Appendix J: "Faculty Personnel Policies and Procedures for Retention, Tenure, and Promotion"
In particular, see Section IX "Areas of Performance for RTP" and Item B.
|Standard Teaching, Scholarship, Service triumvirate, but there is explicit mention of the five dimensions of scholarship from Boyer's Scholarship Reconsidered (discovery, integration, application, teaching, and engagement)||New language added: "All faculty are expected to create inclusive learning environments and ensure that students are provided with an [sic] equitable opportunities for success. Faculty may make contributions toward equity and inclusion in scholarly/creative activities and service aspects of their duties." Examples of inclusive teaching practices are provided. Faculty are expected to participate in professional development activities thta lead to greater "understanding and working toward equity-minded teaching practices." Examples of equity-oriented service activities are listed. Note the handy definitions of "diversity", "equity", "racial equity", and "equity-mindedness" in Appendix J.||May 2019||Sep 2020|
|Section 2.4: Faculty Evaluation||Standard Teaching, Scholarship, Service triumvirate||"Woven into each of these criteria [teaching excellence, scholastic and artistic engagement, collegiate citizenship] is a commitment to fostering an open, respectful, supportive, accessible, and inclusive community of learners." Examples of such activities are listed under each category.||July 2019||Jan 2021|