Authority: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
History: First Issued: December 16, 2009. Last Revised: August 1, 2016.
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 – Statement of Faculty Responsibilities
NCSU REG05.20.10 – Evaluation of Teaching
Contact Info: Department Head (919-515-5802)
This rule describes standards and procedures of the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry 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)
2.1.1 The PTRC shall consist of three tenured faculty members elected by the tenured faculty of the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry. PTRC members will serve staggered three-year terms with one new member being elected each year. All tenured faculty in the department are eligible to serve on the PTRC, unless they will be reviewed during the term.
2.1.2 In any given academic year, the member of the PTRC who is serving for his or her last year will chair the committee. The PTRC Chair should familiarize himself or herself with the applicable policies and regulations and this rule.
2.1.3 The head shall initiate the election at the beginning of the academic year by soliciting nominations during the first two weeks of the fall term. Reasonable effort will be made to get at least two nominees for the vacant PTRC position. Elections should be held in the third week of the semester. A candidate will be considered elected if a majority of eligible voters has voted and the candidate receives a majority of the votes cast. If these conditions are not met then a runoff election will be held during the next week. The two candidates receiving the most votes will be eligible for the runoff. For a candidate to be elected, a majority of eligible voters must have participated. In case of a vacancy on the PTRC, the Department Head after consultation with the Departmental Voting Faculty shall appoint a replacement to serve until the next PTRC election. At that time a new member will be elected to complete the term for that position.
2.2. Meeting Schedule
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.
The PTRC Chair will schedule all meetings, coordinate with the Department Head, and prepare and transmit reports from the committee to the Head and to the faculty members reviewed.
3. DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED TO THE PTRC
The documentation provided to the PTRC is set forth in section 5.2 of university NCSU REG05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty.
4. ADDITIONAL PROCEDURES REQUIRED BY DEPARTMENT
4.1 Standards for Associate Professor
Associate Professors are to be evaluated to determine if they are performing the realms of responsibility set forth in their Statement of Faculty Responsibilities at the Associate Professor standard as set forth in the Department’s NCSU RULE 05.67.703 – Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures. They must present evidence that they are maintaining the standards for promotion to associate professor as set forth in the Academic Tenure Policy and college and departmental reappointment, promotion and tenure rules.
4.2 Standards for Professor
Professors are to be evaluated to determine if they are performing the realms of responsibility set forth in their Statement of Faculty Responsibilities at the standard set forth in the Department’s NCSU RULE 05.67.703 – Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures. They must present evidence that they are maintaining the standards for promotion to full professor as set forth in the Academic Tenure Policy and college and departmental reappointment, promotion and tenure rules.
4.3 Criteria for Evaluation of Performance as “Meets Expectations”
The following criteria will vary depending on the extent of faculty appointments in the areas of research, teaching and service. These criteria are not in order of priority nor are they of equal weight. In order to “Meet Expectations”, faculty are expected to achieve excellence in most of the criteria that are appropriate in relation to the nature of their appointment as outlined in their Statement of Faculty Responsibilities.
4.3.1 Criteria for Evaluation of Teaching Contributions
- Teaching of formal courses and special topics courses
- Academic advising of undergraduate and graduate students
- Student evaluations
- Peer evaluations
- Innovation in course content, course development, presentation or delivery
- Development of teaching materials, including videos, computer software, online course offerings, and other items
- Course-related publications, such as lab manuals, textbook and publications on pedagogy
- Leadership of and participation in teaching symposia, conferences, workshops and similar activities
- Participation in and leadership of collaborative, interdisciplinary teaching efforts
- Honors, awards and other recognitions
4.3.2 Criteria for Evaluation of Research Contributions
- Training, advising, and co-advising undergraduate and graduate students and directing post-doctorates
- Quality and quantity of publications, including peer reviewed scientific papers, books, book chapters, technical bulletins, proceedings, abstracts, patents, and other intellectual property
- Efforts and success in obtaining extramural funding
- Significance of research contributions relative to those of colleagues at peer institutions and appropriate to discipline and appointment
- Development of new and innovative basic and applied research approaches
- Engagement in collaborative research projects
- Leadership and participation in symposia and conferences, as well as non-peer reviewed publications and reports
- Honors, awards, invited papers and presentations, and other recognitions
4.3.3 Criteria for Evaluation of Service Contributions
- Service on departmental, College and University committees
- Service on panels for funding agencies, editorial boards of science journals, professional organizations, and private or government organizations
- Active participation in collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts across the campus and the external scientific community
- Leadership or administrative role in relevant on- and off-campus activities
4.4 Criteria for Evaluation of Performance as “Exceeds Expectations”
Exceptional distinction in multiple categories of the criteria listed in 4.3 will be required to receive an evaluation of “Exceeds Expectations”. Examples of exceptional performance include, but are not limited to, leadership role in development of novel multi-disciplinary programs in teaching or research that are valuable to the University and/or general scientific community, sustained and high level funding from competitive sources that results in numerous publications in very high impact journals, significant national or international awards recognizing teaching and/or research, and election to the National Academy of Sciences.