Professional Advancement Program
The Professional Advancement Program is the mechanism by which an academic faculty member, through completion of advanced degree programs, graduate level coursework, and/or occupationally related course work can advance to a higher level of salary compensation. All academic faculty holding a .50 FTE or above and who have been placed on the Academic Faculty Salary Schedule (tenure track) are eligible for the program.
The Professional Advancement Program is outlined in the University and Community College System of Nevada, Board of Regent's Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 25. An academic faculty member may advance on the salary schedule by completing the following, alone or in combination.
- Degree Programs such as a bachelors, masters, doctoral degree
- Credit Course Work (Graduate Level) from an accredited institution of higher learning
- Occupationally Related Courses such as continuing education courses (15 clock hours = 1 unit of credit), on-the-job work experiences, CSN sponsored externships and internships (75 clock hours = 1 unit of credit).
Movement on the salary schedule can only occur consistent with the fiscal year contract. Exceptions must be approved by the CSN President.