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RCC faculty receive higher ranking

May 15, 2014

Seven faculty members at Rockingham Community College have met the requirements necessary to increase their faculty ranking. Ranks consist of instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, and professor.

Associate Professor of Biology Paula Burch has earned the rank of Professor. Assistant Professor of Industrial Systems Technology Will Soyars has earned the rank of Associate Professor. Instructor of Nursing Caroline Baird, Instructor of Computer Information Technology Diane Dalton (department chair, business and computer science), Instructor of Psychology Marianna Rader, Instructor of History Mark Sattler, and Instructor of English Hannah Sykes have earned the rank of Assistant Professor.

The faculty rank system at RCC is administered by the Faculty Promotion Committee. The ranking system acknowledges an instructor’s longevity, work related accomplishments, and the increasing value of service provided by full-time faculty members.

Consideration for academic rank are based on qualifications such as job related activities, professional accomplishments and service, academic degrees and time spent in each rank. Points are awarded for degrees held in the related field beyond the minimum requirement for employments and for job related activities.


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