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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

Virginia Galdieri
Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
Director of Employee Relations

Office: D-108
Phone: (201) 684-7506

Janet Faber, MPA
Assistant Director
Deputy ELO

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

2015-2019 AFT Agreement
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 & Procedure 224 (Link)
      6. Disciplinary Action for Ethics Violations (PDF)

Forms

      1. Digital Signature Instructions (PDF)
      2. Outside Activity Questionnaire (PDF)
      3. Request for Approval for Attendance at Events/Travel Authorization Request Form (non-faculty only) (PDF)
        1. Definitions (PDF)
      4. College & University Disclosure Form 2018-2019 (Faculty Only) (PDF) Instructions (PDF) College & University Form (Faculty Only) 2018-2019 College and University Disclosure Form (DOC) USE DOC ONLY IF PDF WILL NOT OPEN
      5. Ethics Complaint Form (PDF)
      6. Personal & Business Relationships Disclosure Form (PDF) Form Guidelines (PDF)

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 – 2018-2019 Career Development (PDF)
      2. Procedure (DOC)
      3. Career Development Checklist (DOC)
      4. Common Application Form 2020-2021 (PDF)

Faculty Development Funding (FDF)

      1.  Calendar – 2020-2021 FDF (PDF)
      2.  10.0 Faculty Development Funding (FDF) Procedure (PDF)
      3. Common Application Form 2020-2021 (PDF)

Faculty Handbook Additional Agreements

      1. Study Abroad Memorandum of Agreement (DOC)
      2. Teacher Education Memorandum of Agreement (DOC)
      3. Transition to Retirement Procedure and Calendar (DOC)
      4. Compensatory Time for AFT Professional Staff & Librarians (PDF)
      5. Supplement Faculty Workload (PDF)
      6. Promotion of Faculty from Instructor to Assistant Professor (PDF)
      7. Faculty Development Funding (FDF) Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) (PDF)
      8. Sabbatical Memorandum of Agreement – 2014 (PDF)
      9. Alternate Faculty Workload (PDF)
      10. Reappointment & Tenure (PDF)
      11. Student Opinion Forms (PDF)
      12. Student Opinion Surveys – Spring 2020 (PDF)
      13. Student Opinion Surveys (Summer 2020) (PDF)
      14. Applied Music Instructor (PDF)
      15. Procedures for Tenure Upon Appointment to a Position with Faculty Rank (PDF)
      16. Faculty Class Observations for Virtual Courses
      17. Intellectual Property and Online Courses
      18. Annual Promotion Information Submittal Extension of Application Submittal Deadline and Electronic Submittal Guidance

Forms / Procedures

      1. Faculty Request for Approval for Attendance at Events (PDF)
      2. College & University Disclosure Form 2018-2019 (Faculty Only) (PDF) Open in Windows Explorer
      3. Business Card Printing Authorization Form (PDF) Procedure (PDF)
      4. AFT Tuition Reimbursement Form Electronic Signature (PDF) Once the form opens, download it and save to your computer and open with Adobe Acrobat  Policy & Procedure (PDF) Digital Signature Instructions (PDF)

Other Resources

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

Promotion

      1. Calendar – 2020-2021 Promotion Revised (PDF)
      2. Procedures:
        5.0 Criteria for Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion and Reappointment with Tenure(PDF)
        9.0 Promotion of Faculty Members (DOC)
      3. Promotion Checklist (PDF)

Reappointment

      1. Calendars:
        Faculty – 3rd Year (PDF)
        Faculty – 4th, 5th, & 6th Year (PDF)
      2. Procedures:
        5.0 Criteria for Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion and Reappointment with Tenure (PDF)
        Renewal of Faculty Contracts (PDF)
      3. Reappointment Checklist Fall 2020 – Exception for COVID-19 (PDF)

Sabbatical

      1. Calendar – 2020-2021 Sabbatical (PDF)
      2. 11.0 Sabbatical Leave Policy & Procedures (PDF)
      3. Common Application Form 2020-2021 (PDF)

Salary Range Adjustment

      1. Program (PDF)
      2. Guidelines (PDF)

Tenure

      1. Calendar – 2020-2021 Tenure (PDF)
      2. Procedures:
        5.0 Criteria for Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion and Reappointment with Tenure (PDF)
        8.0 Tenure Process at Ramapo (PDF)
      3. Tenure Checklist – Exception for COVID -19 (PDF)

Tenure by Exceptional Action

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

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/.