RUL 05.68.05 – Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering Post Tenure Review Standards and Procedures

Authority: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

History: First Issued: January 8, 2010.

Related Policies:
UNC Policy 400.3.3 – Performance Review of Tenured Faculty

NCSU POL05.20.01 – Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion and Permanent Tenure
NCSU REG05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty
NCSU REG05.20.27 – Statements of Mutual Expectations
NCSU REG05.20.10 – Evaluation of Teaching

Additional References:
Office of the Provost RPT Website
College and Department RPT Rules
NC State Guide on Peer Review of Teaching

Contact Info:  Department Head (919-515-2694)

1.  INTRODUCTION

This rule describes standards and procedures of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering for post tenure review of faculty.  It supplements NC State University’s Academic Tenure Policy and Regulation on Post Tenure Review of Faculty.  To the extent of any inconsistency, the Academic Tenure Policy and Post Tenure Review Regulation control. The Department Head is responsible for assuring that the procedures as set forth in NCSU REG05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty and this Rule are followed.

2.  POST TENURE REVIEW COMMITTEE (PTRC)

Three members of the PTRC shall be elected for staggered three-year terms by the tenured faculty of the department from among those faculty at the rank of Professor such that one member is elected each year and one ends service as a member each year.  Member elections shall be by ballot from a slate of all professors who are not scheduled for PTR during the following three years.  Each year one new member will be elected in December to replace the retiring member.  In addition to service on each individual PTR, the PTRC shall serve as an oversight committee for maintenance of the PTR process, and shall from time to time provide recommendations to the full tenured faculty regarding the PTR process and department rule. The member serving in the final year of service shall be the chair of the PTRC.

The PTRC Chair will meet with the Department Head early in the fall semester to learn who will be reviewed during that year and what the schedule will be.

The main review will be held in the spring after the department has assembled the required materials, as set forth in section 5.2 of university NCSU REG05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty, from each faculty member to be reviewed.  Once each year, no later than September, the department head shall advise every individual tenured faculty member of the currently scheduled time for that faculty member’s next review.  No later than December 31 of each year, the department head shall inform the PTRC of the names of those faculty members scheduled for review before the end of the fiscal year.

The PTRC chair shall provide to the department head a comprehensive, cumulative, written assessment of whether the tenured faculty member meets or does not meet the performance standards, as defined in Departmental Rules, for the realms of responsibility described in the Statement of Mutual Expectations of the faculty member undergoing post tenure review.  All written assessments will be shared with the individual being reviewed by the department head.

3. DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED TO THE PTRC

3.1 A current CV.

3.2 Statement of Mutual Expectations, with any changes during the review period noted.

3.3 Copies of all Faculty Activity Reports (FARs) since the last review.

3.4 Copies of all departmental “Peer Reviews of Teaching.”

3.5 Copies of departmental teacher/course evaluation summaries.

3.6 A self-evaluation document prepared by the faculty member being reviewed.

3.7 Any additional written material deemed appropriate by the faculty member being reviewed.  An example could be copies of CSREES or ABET review documentation prepared by the subject of the review.

3.8 Any additional written material deemed appropriate by the department head, which will also be shared with the faculty member under review.

The individual being reviewed shall be responsible for assembling items 3.1-3.7, and the department head shall provide item 3.8.

  1.   PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR MEETING EXPECTATIONS

4.1 Standards for Associate Professor

Associate Professors are to be evaluated to determine if they meet the expectations set forth in their Statements of Mutual Expectations. Further bases for evaluation are described in subsection 4.3.

4.2 Standards for Professor

Professors are to be evaluated to determine if they meet the expectations set forth in their Statement of Mutual Expectations. Further bases for evaluation are described in subsection 5.3.

4.3  Bases for Evaluation of Tenured Faculty

In the areas of teaching, research, extension, and service, the following criteria will serve as general standards for evaluation of contributions by a tenured faculty member.

4.3.1 Demonstrates quality of teaching (encompassing both instruction and advising) by providing evidence of the following: the effective delivery of instruction to and the stimulation of learning by students and/or clients; the continuous improvement of courses or instructional programs; the effective advising and mentoring of undergraduate and/or graduate students

4.3.2 Demonstrates quality of research by providing evidence of: furthering of or original contributions to knowledge, either by discovery or application, resulting from the candidate’s research, and/or creative activities and productions that are related to the candidate’s discipline.

4.3.3 Demonstrates quality of extension by providing evidence of: contributions to the general welfare of the public that make use of the faculty member’s academic or professional expertise.

4.3.4 Demonstrates quality of service by providing evidence of: contributions to the programmatic welfare and development of the department, college, university, or profession, and/or contributions to administration that utilize the faculty member’s academic or professional expertise.

  1. Performance Standards for Exceeding Expectations

5.1 Standards for Associate Professor

The faculty in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering perform at an exceptionally high level and it is expected that a faculty member will be at the top of their field.    For a faculty member to “exceed expectations” they would need to receive a prestigious university, national, or international award or similar level of achievement.  The recommendation and use of “exceeds” expectations will be reserved for only the most exceptional performance.

5.2 Standards for Professor

The faculty in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering perform at an exceptionally high level and it is expected that a faculty member will be at the top of their field. For a faculty member to “exceed expectations” they would need to receive a prestigious university, national, or international award or similar level of achievement. The recommendation and use of “exceeds” expectations will be reserved for only the most exceptional performance.