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Range Elevation Instructions: Eligibility, Procedures, and Evaluation Timetable


November 1, 2018


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 9 or more years of full-time adjusted service (FTAS) prior to Fall 2017 shall be eligible to apply.


Evaluation Process

Each department may determine its own procedures for evaluating lecturers for Range Elevation.  (PS 08-15, Section II)


Department Evaluator(s) review application materials submitted and then forward their recommendation to the candidate.  The candidate may submit a response to the recommendation within seven days.  The Dean reviews materials submitted, the Department Evaluator(s) recommendation, and response (if any), and then forwards his/her final decision on awarding Range Elevation to the candidate. (PS 08-15, Section V. A-C)



AAs 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 her 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, 2018
  • Deadline for candidates to submit application to department for review:  February 1, 2019
  • Deadline for deans to notify candidates of final decision:  April 8, 2019
  • Deadline to forward application packets and decision letters to Faculty Affairs: April 8, 2019
  • Deadline for candidates to file an appeal with Faculty Affairs:  April 15, 2019


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 2019-20 academic year.


Appeal Process

Lecturer faculty may appeal a negative final decision. An appeal of a denied range elevation must be emailed to with the subject line “Range Elevation Appeal” within seven calendar days after the denial is received. The appellant must attach a scanned copy of the Dean’s letter denying range elevation.



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