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The Office of Employee Relations is responsible for administering faculty tenure, promotions, career development procedures, the collective bargaining agreement between the College and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and other labor relations matters. Additional responsibilities of the office include the administration of disciplinary, reappointment, performance appraisal and professional procedures. The office also monitors compliance with the College’s policy on Conflict of Interest, Intellectual Property, Code of Professional Responsibility, as well as other policies, statutes, regulations and procedures.

Contacts

Nicole Morgan Agard, Esq.
Director

Office: D-106
Phone: (201) 684-7503

Janet Faber, MPA
Assistant Director / Deputy ELO

Office: D-107
Phone: (201) 684-7504

Office Assistant
Office: D-103
Phone: (201) 684-6693

AFT Professional Staff

Assessment

  1. Calendar – Assessment Only (DOC)
  2. APAS Instructions (DOC)
  3. APAS Form (DOC)

Forms

  1. Business Card Printing Authorization Form (PDF)
  2. Procedure (DOC)

Performance Based Promotions for AFT Professional Staff

  1. Procedure  (DOC)

Professional Staff (AFT) Resources

  1. APAS Instructions (DOC)
  2. APAS Form (DOC)
  3. Sample Job Description (DOC)

Reappointment

  1. Calendars:
    2nd, 3rd & Part-Time (DOC)
    4th, 5th, & 1st Multi-Year (DOC)
    Multi-Year (DOC)
  2. Procedure – AFT Single and Multi-Year Contract Consideration for Professional Staff  (DOC)
  3. APAS Instructions (DOC) APAS Form (DOC)
  4. AFT Professional Staff Checklist (PDF)

Other Resources

Ethics

Ramapo College is an academic institution in the State of New Jersey. As such, members of the Ramapo community are bound by and comply with ethical standards and behavior as set forth in statutes, regulations, codes and guidelines promulgated by federal, state and local entities. Below are links to the primary documents for your guidance.

Ethics Resources

Policies

      1. Uniform Ethics Code (PDF) * Revised January 2010
      2. Plain Language Guide (PDF) * Revised November 2009
      3. Code of Professional Responsibility (PDF)
      4. Mandatory Ethics Briefing (PDF)
      5. Whistle Blower Policy 224 (PDF) Whistle-Blower Procedure 224 (PDF)
      6. Disciplinary Action for Ethics Violations (PDF)

Forms

      1. Digital Signature Instructions (DOC) Mac User: Digital Signature Instructions (DOC)
      2. Outside Activity Questionnaire (PDF) Open in Windows Explorer
      3. Request for Approval for Attendance at Events/Travel Authorization Request Form (non-faculty only) (PDF)
        1. Definitions (DOC)
      4. College & University Disclosure Form (Faculty Only) (PDF) Open in Windows Explorer  Instructions (DOC)
      5. Ethics Complaint Form (DOC)
      6. Personal & Business Relationships Disclosure Form (PDF) Form Guidelines (DOC)

Reminders / Seasonal

      1. Ethics Newsletter Winter 2014 (PDF)
      2. 2015-2016 Holiday Gifts & Receptions Memo (PDF)

Ethics Training

      1. Online Mandatory Ethics Training Modules (Link)
Faculty

The Office of Employee Relations is responsible for administering faculty tenure, promotions, career development procedures, the collective bargaining agreement between the College and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and other labor relations matters.

 

Faculty Resources

Career Development

      1. Calendar – 2017-2018 Calendar (DOC)
      2. Procedure (DOC)
      3. Career Development Checklist (DOC)
      4. 2015 Common Application Form (DOC)

Faculty Development Funding (FDF)

      1.  Calendar – 2017-2018 FDF (PDF)
      2.  10.0 Faculty Development Funding Procedure (DOC)
      3.  2017 Common Application Form (PDF)

Faculty Handbook Additional Agreements

      1. Modified Unit Plan (PDF)
      2. Study Abroad Memorandum of Agreement (DOC)
      3. Teacher Education Memorandum of Agreement (DOC)
      4. Transition to Retirement Procedure and Calendar (DOC)
      5. Compensatory Time for AFT Professional Staff & Librarians (DOC)
      6. Supplement Faculty Workload (PDF)
      7. Promotion of Faculty from Instructor to Assistant Professor (PDF)
      8. Faculty Development Funding (FDF) Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) (PDF)
      9. Sabbatical Memorandum of Agreement – 2014 (PDF)
      10. Alternate Faculty Workload (PDF)
      11. Reappointment & Tenure (PDF)
      12. Student Opinion Forms (PDF)
      13. Procedures for Tenure on Appointment to a Position with Faculty Rank (PDF)
      14. Applied Music Instructor (PDF)

Forms / Procedures

      1. Faculty Request for Approval for Attendance at Events (DOC)
      2. College & University Disclosure Form (Faculty Only) (PDF) Open in Windows Explorer
      3. Business Card Printing Authorization Form (PDF) Procedure (PDF)

Other Resources

      1. Convener Job Description (DOC)
      2. UPC Letter Solicitation Template (DOC)

Promotion

      1. Calendar – 2017-2018 Promotion (DOC)
      2. Procedures:
        5.0 Criteria for Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion and Reappointment with Tenure (DOC)
        9.0 Promotion of Faculty Members (DOC)
      3. Promotion Checklist (DOC)

Reappointment

      1. Calendars:
        3rd Year (PDF)
        4th & 5th Year (PDF)
      2. Procedures:
        5.0 Criteria for Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion and Reappointment with Tenure (DOC)
        Renewal of Faculty Contracts (DOC)
      3. Faculty Reappointment Checklist (DOC)

Sabbatical

      1. Calendar – 2017-2018 Sabbatical (PDF)
      2. 11.0 Sabbatical Leave Policy & Procedures (DOC)
      3. 2017 Common Application Form (PDF)

Salary Range Adjustment

      1. Program (DOC)
      2. Guidelines (DOC)

Tenure

      1. Calendar – 2017-2018 Tenure (PDF)
      2. Procedures:
        5.0 Criteria for Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion and Reappointment with Tenure (DOC)
        8.0 Tenure Process at Ramapo (PDF)
      3. Tenure Checklist (DOC)

Tenure by Exceptional Action

      1. 5.0 Criteria for Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion and Reappointment with Tenure (DOC)
      2. Procedure for Academic Administrators (DOC)
Faculty Handbook

2.0 Faculty Personnel Policies and Procedures

The Faculty Handbook is a summary compilation of information contained in several independent sources, which include the policies and regulations of Ramapo College’s Board of Trustees, Administrative rules and regulations and the collective bargaining agreement between the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the College. The Handbook seeks to provide a compact reference on topics of interest to the Ramapo College faculty and staff. It is not intended to give complete and detailed information about all of the College’s policies and procedure. Its function is to serve as a guide to administrative and academic regulations, procedures and obligations as they now apply at this College. A college or university is, of course, never static. Policies and procedures constantly change, and as changes occur they will be reflected in this Handbook.

Office of Employee Relations
Janet Faber
Assistant Director / Deputy ELO

Office: D-107
Phone: (201) 684-7504

Managers

Manager Performance Appraisals are handled by the Human Resources Department.  Please see the attached link for more information: https://www.ramapo.edu/hr/performance-evaluation/.