Services of Academic Policy Development

The Office of Academic Policy Development manages the development, revision, analysis, and implementation of UCSD's academic personnel policies and procedures to carry out the vision of the University's academic leadership, to increase efficiency and compliance, and to limit institutional liability.  Kelly Lindlar, director of Academic Policy Development, may be contacted at (858) 822-4564 or klindlar@ucsd.edu.

Director's responsibilities

The director of Academic Policy Development provides the following services:

  • Develops local academic personnel policies on behalf of the EVC and campus constituents; revises existing academic personnel policies as needed.
  • Oversees the consultation process for the development of academic personnel policies, including informal and formal campuswide review and consultation with UCSD's Academic Senate, the Committee on Academic Personnel, divisional deans, department chairs, and other members of the campus community.
  • Acts as the campus liaison with Office of the President for systemwide policy reviews, and as the campus representative for systemwide committees established to review and/or develop new academic personnel policies.
  • Advises divisional deans, department chairs, and academic personnel staff on complex policy interpretation issues and ensures that faculty and staff are aware of pertinent policies.
  • Develops and delivers campuswide education concerning policy additions and updates.
  • Maintains records related to policy development.

PPM policies under review

AVC Tamara Wall has submitted for formal campus review proposed revisions to UCSD Policy and Procedure Manual (PPM) Sections 230-20 - Academic Appointments, PPM 230-28 - Academic Advancements and Reappointments, and PPM 230-29 - Policies and Procedures to Ensure Fairness in the Academic Personnel Review Process.

Updates have been made to make the PPM more straightforward, to provide local academic appointment and advancement policies consistent with the system-wide Academic Personnel Manual (APM), and to reorganize the content of PPM 230-20, PPM 230-28 and PPM 230-29 to adopt the structure of the APM. For clarity, duplicative language (policy language which currently appears in both the PPM the APM) has been removed from the newly proposed PPM Sections.

The primary goal of the proposal is to modify the presentation of existing policy to reduce confusion for the campus community and increase efficiency; however, the proposed revisions do include limited changes that are required to bring UCSD policy into conformance with the system-wide APM.

The proposed revised policies and a summary of the revisions are available at:  

Proposed New PPM Sections Effective 7/1/2017

Summary of Proposed Revisions to PPM 230-20, 230-28, and 230-29

For reference, below are links to supporting documentation that provides a clear visual representation of the disposition of PPM 230-20, PPM 230-28, and PPM 230-29:

Proposed disposition of PPM 230-20

Proposed disposition of PPM 230-28

Proposed disposition of PPM 230-29

If you have any comments or questions regarding the proposed revisions, please contact Kelly Lindlar, Director of Academic Policy Development, Academic Personnel Services, at klindlar@ucsd.edu no later than May 31, 2017.

APM policies under review

The university invites comments on proposed revisions to the following system-wide Academic Personnel Manual Sections:

APM 285, Lecturer with Security of Employment Series

APM 210-3, Instructions to Review Committees Which Advise on Actions Concerning the Lecturer with Security of Employment Series

APM 133, Limitation on Total Period of Service with Certain Academic Titles

APM 740, Leaves of Absence/Sabbatical Leaves 

Proposed revisions modify language intended to more accurately reflect the requirements for advancement in the series and make hiring, evaluation, and promotion practices more consistent across the UC system.

The proposed revisions are available at the following website:

http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/academic-personnel-policy/policies-under-review/apm-285-210-133-740.html

This is a formal review of the proposed revisions.  If you have comments or questions, please contact Kelly Lindlar, director of Academic Policy Development, at klindlar@ucsd.edu no later than June 16, 2017. 

 

New and recently revised policies

Associate Vice Chancellor Tammy Wall has announced the revision of UCSD Policy and Procedure Manual (PPM) 230-15, Family Accommodations Policy, which is effective retroactive to July 1, 2016

In 2014-2015, the Academic Senate, in partnership with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), convened a Joint Academic-Administrative Task Force on Family Accommodations (Task Force) to consider more competitive and flexible family accommodations for UC San Diego faculty. The proposed revisions to PPM 230-15 are responsive to recommendations made by the Task Force, which are intended to 1) expand benefits to increase equity, 2) reduce the perceived stigma associated with utilizing family accommodations, 3) and increase use of benefits.

For reference, a summary of the revisions to PPM 230-15 is available below, as well as the report of the Joint Academic-Administrative Task Force on Family Accommodations.

Summary of major revisions to PPM 230-15
Family Accommodations Task Force Report

The revised policy is available at the following website:

http://adminrecords.ucsd.edu/ppm/docs/230-15.HTML

If you have any comments or questions regarding the revisions to PPM 230-15, please contact Kelly Lindlar, Director of Academic Policy Development, Academic Personnel Services, at klindlar@ucsd.edu.

Academic personnel policies listed by topic

Click here for academic personnel policies listed in alphabetical order by topic.

Recent delegations of authority

Delegation of Authority for Appointments at the Assistant Step III Level

Following consultation with the Academic Senate Committee on Academic Personnel, effective October 1,2016, IEVC Cowhey delegated to Divisional Deans the authority to approve all appointments at the Assistant Step III level in the following series:

Professor (Ladder-Rank)
Professor in Residence
Professor of Clinical X
Adjunct Professor
Research Scientist

For further information, please contact Kelly Lindlar, director of Academic Policy Development, at Ext. 24564 or klindlar@ucsd.edu.