Criteria for becoming Adjunct or Affiliate Faculty with The CHOICE Institute

Faculty interested in contributing to The CHOICE Institute mission of generating knowledge to improve individual and population health through transformative learning, research, and dissemination about the effectiveness, safety, and value of medical products, services, and policies as an Adjunct or an Affiliate faculty must demonstrate the following criteria.

Adjunct Faculty

The CHOICE Institute will follow the Guidelines for Adjunct Faculty as described in the UW faculty code: http://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html

This document provides additional guidance and customized procedures.

Guidelines for annual appointment – Must meet at least one of the following criteria over any two successive academic years:

  1. Teaching: Teach multiple lectures in one or more of the courses offered within The Institute.
  2. Mentorship: Serve as mentor or dissertation/thesis committee member for graduate students within The Institute.
  3. Collaboration: Engage in substantial research collaborations with the core DOP faculty of The Institute.
  4. Leadership: Participate in student-led outreach activities, public lectures, and symposia, or other community-engagement with The Institute.

Affiliate Faculty

The CHOICE Institute will follow the Department of Pharmacy Guidelines for Affiliate Faculty as described here: https://sop.washington.edu/about/office-of-the-dean/clinical-affiliate-faculty/guidelines/

These guidelines are consistent with the UW faculty code: http://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html

Every instance that refers to the CAF in the DOP Guidelines for Affiliate Faculty is replaced with The CHOICE Institute. Additional guidance and procedures specific for The CHOICE Institute to initiate and support a continued appointment are as follows:

Guidelines for initial appointment – Must meet two or more of the following criteria over approximately one year:

  1. Teaching: Teach at least one lecture in one of the courses offered within The Institute.
  2. Mentorship: Serve as mentor or dissertation/thesis committee member for graduate students within The Institute.
  3. Collaboration: Engage in substantial research collaborations with the core DOP faculty of The Institute.
  4. Leadership: Participate in student-led outreach activities, public lectures, and symposia, or other community-engagement with The Institute.

Guidelines for continuation- Must meet two or more of the above criteria over any two successive academic years.

Process for Initiation to be considered for an Adjunct or Affiliate position:

  1. Interested individuals must demonstrate engagement with the Institute in order to meet the above guideline criteria.
  2. A nominating faculty member is responsible for communicating the criteria to the engaged individual, obtaining their CV, and writing a letter of support describing their current and future involvement in the Institute
  3. The nominating faculty member should present the candidate for consideration at a CHOICE faculty meeting; materials must be submitted 3 weeks beforehand.
  4. Upon agreement at the CHOICE faculty meeting, the nomination will be then presented at a Department of Pharmacy faculty meeting and subject to DOP faculty vote.

Process for Continuation

  1. All Adjunct and Affiliate positions are reviewed annually. Submission materials are submitted to the CHOICE Graduate Program and Operations Manager by August 31 of each year and will be reviewed during the Fall quarter.
  2. To continue as an Adjunct or Affiliate position for the next academic year, individuals must write a brief note documenting that they have met the criteria laid out above in any year over the last two academic years, including the current academic year.
  3. Upon agreement at the CHOICE faculty meeting, the nomination will be then presented at a Department of Pharmacy faculty meeting and subject to DOP faculty vote.

Process for promotion are available at the UW faculty code: http://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html