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Research Committee on Academic Personnel

RS-CAP is charged with performing academic reviews of Research Scientists from Health Sciences, General Campus, and General Campus Organized Research Units (ORU) following relevant departmental/unit review, and will make recommendations to the cognizant dean or the Vice Chancellor for Research. Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) will continue to use its integrated SIO-CAP which includes Research Scientists as committee members.

RS CAP will provide CAP with additional analysis of existing RS cases, satisfying a long-standing desire by Research Scientists and ORU Directors to include elements of peer review.

Final authority for Research Scientist reviews is delegated to the Executive Vice Chancellor as a means to maintain consistency in the review of campus research contributions. This delegation applies to all Health Sciences, General Campus, General Campus ORU, and SIO Research Scientist files reviewed by CAP.

RS-CAP has established the following deadlines for files to be submitted to Academic Personnel Services. Please note that deadlines set by divisions may be earlier to allow for the review of files at the divisional level.

RS-CAP Schedule

2022-2023 RS-CAP Schedule

RS-CAP meets once a month on Mondays – typically the 3rd or 4th week of the month. 

Meeting Date

October 24, 2022

November 14, 2022 

(Second week due to Thanksgiving holiday)

December 12, 2022

(Second week due to Winter break)

January 23, 2023

February 27, 2023

March 20, 2023

April 17, 2023

May 15, 2023

June 20, 2023

July 17, 2023 

(If needed)



2021-2022 RS-CAP Schedule

RS-CAP 2021-2022

CAP 2021-2022


 *Submit as soon as possible*


First Deferral- Dean's Authority

Second Consecutive Deferral-EVC Authority

October 4

November 29

Consecutive no-change actions requiring campus review

Actions for non-salaried appointees requiring campus review  

Contested no-change actions


Reappointments/merit actions requiring campus review

Advancements within Above Scale  

November 1


January 18

Accelerated merit advancements 

Accelerated advancements within Above Scale

New bonus off-scale salary components proposed by Departments

Contested merit actions

Termination decisions

January 4

February 14

Reconsiderations of termination decisions*

January 4

February 15

Promotions (career review)

Advancements to/through Step VI (career review)

Advancements to Above Scale (career review)

February 10

March 14

New bonus off-scale salary components proposed by Deans/VCs

March 10

April 11

Actions that include a Career Equity Review

RS-CAP meets the third Monday of the month (changes due to holiday conflicts noted below)

October 25, 2021
November 15, 2021
December 13, 2021 (second week due to holidays)
January 18, 2022 (Tuesday)
February 22, 2022 (Tuesday)
March 21, 2022
April 18, 2022
May 16, 2022
June 20, 2022
July 18, 2022 (if needed)