3.2.B. Proportionality of Contributions

The department chair (or designate) determines the allocation of a Clinician Educator’s time in light of the strategic and programmatic needs of the department and School.   Typically, Clinician Educators will spend the majority of their time on clinical care and teaching.  Under certain circumstances, however, the highest proportion of time and effort may be dedicated to the performance of administration or scholarship in order to meet a specific departmental programmatic need. As noted above, in the Clinician Educator Line, appointments (and subsequent reappointments and promotions) are based upon a requirement of excellence in the overall mix of contributions in clinical care, teaching, administration and/or scholarship that advances clinical medicine.  In determining whether this standard has been met, reviewing bodies should be guided by the expectation that Clinician Educators will nearly always be required to establish and maintain excellence in the area in which the highest proportion of their time and effort is dedicated; however, excellence in clinical care is required and a high degree of competency in all areas regardless of the proportion of commitment.  

Performance that falls below this standard of excellence in clinical care will normally result in a negative appointment, reappointment or promotion decision.  For further information, see Section 3.2.E.1.