Reclassification

If a hiring unit or an employee believes that the employee’s duties and responsibilities fit better into a classification other than the one into which the employee was hired, the hiring unit can request that the position be reclassified (e.g. from senior instructor II to professor of practice).  

Reclassification is not the same as promotion. A change in rank within classification requires a promotion review (e.g. from instructor to senior instructor). A non-tenure track faculty member may not be reclassified into the tenure-track and tenured professor classification. Reclassification will be performed in accordance with Article 15, Sections 10 through 14.  

To request reclassification, please prepare a statement from the dean outlining the reason for the reclassification request. This statement should provide evidence that the employee meets the standards outlined in the CBA Article 15 section 3 for the requested classification. A separate paragraph is requested for each criteria outlined in the CBA related to the desired classification. For example, a reclassification from senior instructor II to professor of practice would require a paragraph for each of the four criteria outlined in the Article 15 section 3 of the CBA.  

The prepared statement from the dean and the employee’s vita will be submitted via MyTrack as described on the Human Resources - Operations website. The provost or designee will review the request for reclassification once it has cleared HR.