The academic review process is conducted to ensure the continuing quality of faculty and academics who are eligible for a reappointment, merit advancement or promotion through examination of several different aspects. The academic review involves an examination of the body of work of a faculty or academic by reviewers, which may also require review by additional School of Medicine or University committees to ensure that the individual is meeting the standard of quality expected of faculty and academics at UC San Diego. In addition to the role of reviewers and committees, departments, faculty or academics themselves play an active role in the process through the submission of documents that create a standardized review file.
Preparation for an academic review begins with submission of required documents that depend upon the series and proposed action. Depending on the series of the applicant and the proposed action, the submitted materials can consist of several different documents. These files are usually assembled by Academic Resource Center (ARC) staff with input from both department and faculty. Once a file has been prepared, it is reviewed at minimum by the Department Chair and sent to reviewers.
Reviewers/Committees generally review files to ensure that the proposed action is warranted based upon fulfillment of the key criteria of the series which may include:
- Research and Creative Activity
- Professional Competence and (Clinical) Activity
- University and Public Service
A proposed action can be approved, modified or denied.