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Range Elevation Instructions: Eligibility, Procedures, and Evaluation Timetable


November 1, 2017


As stated in Section 12.17 of the CBA, in order to be eligible for Range Elevation, lecturers must "have no more eligibility for salary increases pursuant to provision 12.10 in their current range, and have served five (5) years in their current range."  You need not have been at the "SSI maximum" for five years; rather, you must have reached that "SSI maximum" (i.e., have exhausted SSI eligibility) and have been in the current range for five years. (As a reminder, the "SSI maximum" in any given range is not the same as the top step in that range.)


In addition, lecturers and temporary librarians who have not reached the SSI maximum salary but who have reached 12 or more years of full-time adjusted service (FTAS) prior to Fall 2017 shall be eligible to apply.



Each eligible lecturer is to be evaluated for Range Elevation unless he/she notified the Department Chair in writing that he/she does not wish to be considered at this time. 


Each department may determine its own procedures for evaluating lecturers for Range Elevation.  As stipulated in PS 08-15, Section V. A. 1, "The Department Evaluator(s) shall prepare a recommendation regarding range elevation for each eligible candidate considered.  This recommendation shall be a written report that includes the decision as well as the reasons for reaching that decision."



As stated in PS 08-15, Section IV. A-B., candidates for Range Elevation must submit application materials that conform to the requirements of their department.  Departments shall define the materials to be considered in an application for Range Elevation.   “At a minimum, the candidate shall provide the following materials:

  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A description of the candidate’s work assignments for each semester of the period under consideration
  • A narrative presenting evidence and/or examples of his or her professional growth and development
  • Student evaluation summaries for all evaluated courses taught by the candidate in the department during the period of evaluation”



  • Notification of eligibility by Faculty Affairs to candidates and colleges:  November 1, 2017
  • Deadline for candidates to submit application to department for review:  March 05, 2018
  • Deadline for deans to notify candidates of final decision:  April 30, 2018
  • Deadline to forward application packets and decision letters to Faculty Affairs: May 07, 2018
  • Deadline for candidates to file an appeal with Faculty Affairs:  May 07, 2018


Awarding of Range Elevation

The Dean shall make the final decision on awarding a Range Elevation and will notify the candidate in writing.  A copy of the award letter and the appropriate candidate file materials shall be forwarded to Faculty Affairs.  Any Range Elevation granted shall be effective at the beginning of the appointment in the 2018-19 academic year.





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