Academic Staff. The total number of academic staff proposed for dental technician study program is 21, all of them employed full-time, with tenure. Out of all of them, 15 have a PhD degree and one is a PhD candidate. Staff meets the legal requirements in the Administrative Instruction and is in full conformity with the provisions. The UBT calculated staff-student ratio (1:5 for an intended admission of 100 students in the first year) can be misleading as the ratio should be forecast for all 3 years of the dental technician program. Moreover, the academic staff is also shared with the dental medicine program. The number of faculty positions must be sufficient and calculated appropriately to implement the program’s goals and objectives. Student contact hour loads should allow sufficient time for class preparation, student evaluation, counselling etc.Most feedback is collected from the students. There is a level 1 student evaluation; level 2 peer to peer evaluation; level 3 management evaluation (which takes into consideration level 1 and level 2). There was noted a peer to peer review resistance which can be sometimes viewed as normal in top down approaches, but nonetheless a lacking aspect which should further be enforced. Furthermore, the self-assessment and peer review may lack self-criticism in academics.In regard to the quality of learning materials, at the moment there are no recommended books in the curriculum in Albanian language, while the study program will be taught and students will be assessed in their mother tongue. The academic staff is required to constantly translate and update the Moodle platform with information on the subject. While English language is widely known by younger generations, this should not be regarded as a general rule. The faculty is commended by the internationally known and recognized recommended bibliography. Upon request, additional titles of books were provided in Albanian language after the on-line evaluation visit.Academic staff undergo a 2 week training for teaching and pedagogical skills at an internal institute (IDEAA). While it’s a good focus on different and diverse topics implemented, such a short training can provide a lack of measurable improvement in didactic skills and, eventually, in the academic skills among students. The academic staff would prefer to maintain this status quo, with a top-down approach much needed in implementing, based on national and international recommendations, longer didactic qualification measure...
Academic Staff. If neither the academic-staff promotion committee nor the dean/vice president recommends promotion, the candidate may, within fifteen (15) days after written notice of the decision, request, in writing, reconsideration by the promotion committee and/or the dean/vice president. The candidate may, at his/her option, appear before the promotion committee. The candidate may bring with him/her a member of his/her unit holding tenure or employment security status. If on reconsideration the unit promotion committee and/or dean/vice president decide to recommend the candidate for promotion, then the dean/vice president shall notify the candidate of the decisions and shall forward the recommendations in the usual manner. But if after reconsideration the unit promotion committee and the dean/vice president both reaffirm their negative recommendations, the dean/vice president shall notify the candidate of the decision not to recommend promotion and the candidate may, within fifteen (15) days, forward his/her application for promotion, along with supporting documents, to the President or his/her designee. In those units without academic-staff promotion committees and where there is no recommendation for promotion, the candidate may, within fifteen (15) days after written notice of the decision, request reconsideration by the dean/vice president and may, at his/her option, meet with the dean/vice president. The candidate may bring a member of the academic staff holding tenure or employment security status with him/her. If after reconsideration the dean/vice president reaffirms his/her negative recommendation, the candidate may, within fifteen (15) days, forward his/her application for promotion, along with supporting documents, to the President or his/her designee.
Academic Staff refers to all individuals whose primary assignment is instruction, research, and/or service/academic administration. This includes employees who hold an academic rank such as professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor, lecturer, librarian, or the equivalent of any of those academic ranks. The category also includes a dean, director, associate dean, assistant dean, chair or head of department, visiting scholars, senior scholars, and those holding unpaid academic appointments, insofar as they perform instructional, research, and/ or service/academic administrative duties.
Academic Staff. There shall be an academic-staff salary committee in any unit (School/College or division) where three (3) or more academic- staff members holding tenure or employment security status are assigned. A majority of the committee membership shall consist of academic-staff members holding tenure or employment security status. The committee shall consist of not fewer than three (3) members holding tenure or employment security status elected by academic staff in the unit, and such other academic staff from the unit as the academic staff may elect. Members holding tenure or employment security status shall constitute the majority of the committee. The dean/vice president (or his/her designee) shall chair the salary committee with vote. In recommending selective-salary increases the committee shall be guided by unit factors and general University criteria and factors for tenure or employment security status and promotion for academic staff. It shall also consider equity when appropriate. For persons not holding tenure-track appointments consideration shall be given to those portions of the unit factors and general University criteria that apply to their assignments.
Academic Staff. Academic employees employed on a full time basis are required to be in attendance at their place of work during the normal working week and for the duration of the college year which is of 12 consecutive calendar months duration. The Full Academic contract clause in relation to hours of work has been outlined in clause 4.4 above.
Academic Staff. Fixed-term appointments - written notice of not less than three (3) months; or Continuing appointments - written notice of not less than six (6) months.
Academic Staff. Academic staff are responsible for ensuring that learners and volunteers under their supervision: • Are provided with necessary health and safety instructions and information.• Know and comply with procedures for emergency evacuations, first aid and the reporting of accidents, incidents, dangerous occurrences and near misses.• Know and comply with procedures for the use, handling and storage of potentially hazardous materials and substances.• Are aware of the safeguarding principles and reporting mechanisms.• Know and comply with procedures for the use of machinery or equipment.• Are provided with adequate supervision and support to enable work to be carried out safely.• Are trained in the use, care and storage of appropriate personal protective equipment and use it in accordance with prescribed instructions, risk assessments, guidance and safe working procedures.• Know who to refer to if they have a query or concern about health, safety and wellbeing.