STAR and MacFacts are the University approved databases for maintaining an updated Curriculum Vitae. This database is also used to record merit for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
The Computer Services Unit provides training and user ID/passwords to Faculty and Administrative Staff.
The Academic Recognition and Compensation System (ARCS) provides recognition of academic contributions for McMaster University work during the academic year (July 1 through June 30th). The ARCS model that is used assigns point values for each role in Postgraduate, Undergraduate and Fellowship Education, Post Professional Education, Administration and Research.
Please see the below files for the principles of the system and a complete list and description of the roles.
Tenure and Promotion
Part-time and Adjunct Resources
Faculty members, who are appointed primarily to perform clinical teaching (minimum contribution of 100 weighted hours annually), will be appointed at one of the following ranks dependent on experience and/or academic credentials:
i. Assistant Clinical Professor
ii. Associate Clinical Professor
iii. Clinical Professor
Faculty members, who are appointed primarily to contribute to non-clinical teaching(minimum contribution of 100 weighted hours annually) will be appointed at one of the following ranks dependent on experience and/or academic credentials:
i. Assistant Professor (Part-Time)
ii. Associate Professor (Part-Time)
iii. Professor (Part-Time)
Faculty members, who are expected to provide a minimum of 150 hours of educational contributions over a three year period can be appointed to the following ranks:
i. Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct)
Part-time academic appointments can be renewed for up to three years, with no limit on the number of renewals.
For any further questions, please contact the department Human Resources Manager.