Human Resources

Department Chairs

Department Chair Toolkit

A department chair serves as the academic leader and administrative head of a department and represents the department in its dealings with the administration of the university. Duties include department governance, curriculum and instruction, faculty affairs and professional development, support for students, support for staff, management of budget and other resources, and external relations. For a detailed
listing of responsibilities, see CSUMB’s Department Chair Appointment and Evaluation Policy.


CSUMB’s Department Chairs have opportunities to learn from and with each other through the Department Chairs Co-op, which meets monthly during the AY. In addition, the Chairs maintain a shared drive with resources, articles, and other information designed to support the work of Department Chairs. For more information and for access to the shared drive, please contact TLA.

Faculty Handbook


  • Lecturer Annual Evaluation Form
  • Lecturer Cumulative Evaluation Form
  • Lecturer Evaluations Criteria, Procedures and Calendar, which supplement Article 15, Evaluation, of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)
  • Lecturer Evaluations Criteria, Procedures and Calendar
  • Lecturer Peer Evaluation Form: Lecturer Peer Evaluation Form
  • Lecturer Self Evaluation Form
  • Lecturer Self Evaluation Form
  • Peer Review of Teaching Suggestions for Remote Observation-Video.
  • Peer Review of Teaching Guidelines for Remote Classroom Observations



  • Lecturer entitlement - General principles
  • Lecturer entitlement - Assignment of work
  • Order of Assignment Overview Video
  • Lecturer Review Process: Tenure Track Offer
  • Guidelines for salary and range placement and advancement for temporary faculty
  • Guidelines for employing temporary faculty without a master's degree

Tenure Track Faculty:

Recruitment procedures and forms

Miscellaneous Resources

  • How to appoint academic-related volunteers: Academic volunteer appointments
  • Lecturers & coaches
  • Low enrollment, independent study, and special topics courses
  • Resident director
  • Substitute faculty assignments
  • Teaching Associates (TAs)

Other Resources