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Fixed Term Designation B

Designation B is available to instructors who have brought and are deemed likely to bring exceptional value to RCS programs through the quality of their teaching and other contributions. If approved, Designation B status would provide a three year appointment for the UNTF teaching portion of the assignment.  UNTF bargaining unit members who wish to be considered for Designation B are invited to submit documentation that demonstrates that they meet the following criteria. Documentation should be submitted to Jennifer Tetreau (tetreauj@msu.edu) in B301 Wells Hall for Fall by September 30 (or the Friday before if September 30th is on a weekend) and for Spring by January 31 (or the Friday before if January 31st is on a weekend).

  • A detailed statement of teaching philosophy that exemplifies how this philosophy is applied in the classroom and why it constitutes an innovative and effective teaching strategy;
  • Consistently superior SIRS teaching evaluations;
  • Detailed course syllabi that demonstrate course development and highlight innovative aspects of the applicant’s teaching methodology and any original contributions made to the planning of the course
  • Consistently positive classroom observations;
  • Evidence of participation in teaching-related professional development activities such as MSU  CeLTA workshops;
  • Current CV with evidence of teaching and related professional activities that may include: undergraduate and graduate teaching, methods of assessment, participation in high-impact co-curricular activities, honors options, undergraduate and graduate committees; academic advising or coordination; study abroad and other areas identified by the department.

Eligibility criteria and timelines are found in the UNTF contract.

Additional Resources:

College of Arts & Letters Fixed Term Designation B Review Guidelines

MSU Human Resources Fixed Term Designation B Review Guidelines

Union of Nontenure-Track Faculty Page on Designation B