AP 4000 provides for the granting of Rank of Professor and Distinguished Professor to Riverside Community College District's faculty. Each year, faculty may submit an application for Rank of Professor or Distinguished Professor to the District's Professional Growth & Sabbatical Leave Committee. The Professor applications which meet the minimum qualifications are forwarded to the appropriate college president for review. The Presidents' recommendations are forwarded to the Chancellor and his recommendations are forwarded to the Board of Trustees for affirmation. faculty have been recommended for Rank of Professor for 2017-2018.