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Smathers Libraries Career Development Handbook

IV. A. 4. Annual Assignments With Goals

The annual assignment and goals provide a basis for planning and projecting activities for the year.

At the beginning of employment, the library faculty member, along with the immediate supervisor and/or department chair, develops a written assignment detailing duties and responsibilities in the three core areas of professional responsibility, professional development and scholarship, and professional service activities. The related Goals statement necessary to implement the assignment is prepared at this time.

Assignments, with appropriate released time and travel funding for research and other creative activity, must provide equitable opportunities to meet the Library-wide performance criteria for tenure and promotion as documented in Chapter Two of the Career Development Handbook for Librarians

The revised assignment with goals is prepared annually in conjunction with the Annual Evaluation process. The assignment may be completed on a semester or annual basis in accordance with departmental practice.

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