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Union of Nontenure-Track Faculty

Criteria and Procedures for considering UNTF members for “Designation B" status

The Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties annually reviews the performance of each faculty member within the department in the following areas. This evaluation provides the basis for recommendation from the chairperson of osteopathic surgical specialties to the dean of College of Osteopathic Medicine for salary raises.

1. Education Predoctoral Postdoctoral

2. Educational Development

  • Quality and Volume
  • Degree of Initiative
  • Degree of Innovation

3. Outreach

  • Clinical Practice
  • Community Service
  • Consulting

4. Contributions to Professional Organizations

  • Local
  • State
  • National

5. Research

  • Published Papers
  • Presentations
  • Current Projects
  • Other Research

6. Goals for Upcoming Year

7. Five Year Goals

The Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties also takes into consideration the evaluations from the course coordinators. Academic participation is documented in the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Annual Course Review Form as submitted by the course coordinator to the College Curriculum Committee. This document indicates the course name and number, year and semester, course credit hours, course contact hours consisting of live and on-line lectures, discussion groups, laboratory and other assigned learning activities. Student evaluations and course coordinator comments are included within the course review. Department members may also document their academic endeavors with the Osteopathic Surgical Specialties Academic Activity Report (attachment A).

UNTF faculty requesting "Designation B" status must also fulfill all criteria developed by Michigan State University and the College of Osteopathic Medicine for "Designation B" status.