Faculty Affairs

The CMU College of Medicine is comprised of three disciplines: foundational sciences, medical sciences, and surgical sciences. Each discipline is led by a Chair who holds primary academic responsibility for the faculty appointed in the discipline. The Chair's responsibility includes appointment, reappointment, promotion, tenure, annual faculty performance and academic review, and mentoring. Detailed information about appointment/reappointment/promotion/tenure is available using the link on this page. Other important links include the faculty handbook, appointment manual,  and faculty leave request form. 

Overview

The information provided here is an overview of the faculty appointment, reappointment, promotion, tenure, and post-tenure review processes. The CMU College of Medicine is comprised of three disciplines: foundational sciences, medical sciences, and surgical sciences. Each discipline is led by a chair who holds primary academic responsibility for the faculty appointed in their discipline. The chair's responsibility includes annual performance review, appointment, reappointment, promotion, tenure, and mentoring. Detailed information is available in the Medical Faculty resources section of this page.

Rank and Appointment Type

Non Tenure

Appropriate for the clinician or foundational faculty whose principal activity in engagement in UME, GME, patient care, education, research.

Ranks:
Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Instructor

Tenure Track/Tenure

Appropriate for clinical or foundational faculty employed by CMU who is engaged in UME, GME, education, and/or research, with a record of sustained research and scholarship or the demonstrable promise thereof.
*Tenure is only available to faculty employed by Central Michigan University.

Ranks:
Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor

Community Educator

Appropriate for teaching professionals not employed by CMU or CMU Medical Education Partners who is engaged in UME education or involved with collaborative research/scholarship.

Ranks:
Clinical Professor
Clinical Associate Professor
Clinical Assistant Professor
Instructor
Clinical Instructor

Overview

The intent of the performance appraisal is to promote face-to-face conversations between managers and employees throughout the year on a regular basis. In these conversations, the manager seeks out the employee's point of view, while sharing their own feedback. These discussions should focus on the needs of the employee, and the Performance Appraisal is designed to guide employees and supervisors through a conversation, discussing these needs as well as an assessment of the employee’s duties and responsibilities, objectives for the following year, and an appraisal of the manner in which they perform their duties and meet the objectives. The Performance Appraisal is designed to align and integrate the mission, vision, and values of the organization with departmental and individual expectations for success. The Performance Appraisal is designed to establish clear goals and objectives for employees and to provide employees with feedback on their performance as it relates to organizational standards for continuous improvement and service excellence.

Staff Affairs

​The Faculty & Staff Affairs Office at CMU College of Medicine are dedicated to assisting the staff and their supervisors with resources and information to develop learning and career knowledge and growth opportunities.

We know that staff development is one of the most important aspects of employee engagement and satisfaction.

When looking for opportunities and resources please contact our office or use one of the links on this page.

Staff Development