RUL 05.68.17 – Prestage Department of Poultry Science Post Tenure Review Standards and Procedures

Authority: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

History: First Issued: February 15, 2010. Last Revised: July 22, 2016.

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
NC State Guide on Peer Review of Teaching

Contact Info:  Department Head (919-515-2626)

1.  INTRODUCTION

This rule describes standards and procedures of the Prestage Department of Poultry Science for post tenure review (PTR) 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.

  1. POST TENURE REVIEW COMMITTEE (PTRC)

2.1  Selection

2.1.1 All tenured faculty in the department serve on the PTR committee, unless they will be reviewed during the term. Only full professors will be involved in the PTR of other full professors; full professors and associate professors will constitute the PTR committee for associate professors.

2.1.2 As part of the PTR process, the Department Head will appoint two members of the PTR Committee to summarize (in writing), the results of the Committee’s comments, recommendations and vote.

2.1.3 One member will be designated as Chair of the review process by the Head.  The Chair is primarily responsible for producing the written response and discussing it with other Committee members to insure that the written response is accurate and truly reflective of the Committee’s evaluation.  The Chair is also responsible for the presentation of the written response to the faculty member being reviewed and the Department Head.

2.2   Meeting Schedule

2.2.1 The Department Head will develop a schedule for all faculty reviews for the Department. This schedule will include all reviews scheduled for a period of five years, and will be updated as needed at least annually.

2.2.1.1 January

  • PTR Committee is convened by the Department Head and review Chair is selected by the Head
  • Department Head notifies all faculty to be reviewed that calendar year and requests they submit their documentation

2.2.1.2  February /March

  • PTR documentation submitted for Committee review

2.2.1.3 April

  • Faculty under review, present seminar to PTR Committee

2.2.1.4 Early May (no later than May 15)

  •  Written assessments from PTR Committee sent to Department Head and faculty member
  • Department Head provides the Dean with PTR assessment
  1. DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED TO THE PTRC

The documentation provided to the PTRC is set forth in section 5.2 of universityNCSU REG05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty.

  1. ADDITIONAL PROCEDURES REQUIRED BY DEPARTMENT

4.1 Faculty in Poultry Science undergoing the five-year PTR, are required to present a seminar.  The presentation will emphasize the individual’s program and accomplishments in relation to his/her appointment since the last review.  The presentation should also include a brief summary of the individual faculty member’s development plans for at least the subsequent three years.

4.2 The results of the reviews shall be treated consistent with other personnel documents.

  1. PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

In general, the Department of Poultry Science PTR will follow the standards established for the review for Assistant and Associate Professors in the Department described in the departmental RPT Rule. All tenured faculty are expected to meet the general requirements of a faculty member as outlined in the Rule.

5.1 Standards for Associate Professor

Associate Professors are to be evaluated to determine if they meet the expectations set forth in their Statement of Mutual Expectations (SME).  Specific criteria include, but are not limited to, a faculty member’s recognized ability and potential for distinction in teaching, independent research, extension, and/or scholarly or germane creative activity.  In addition the ability to direct teaching, research, graduate study or extension activities will be evaluated. Finally, an Associate Professor’s ability and willingness to participate in University affairs and service will be determined relative to their SME.

5.2   Standards for Professor

Professors are to be evaluated to determine if they meet the expectations set forth in their SME.  Specific criteria include, but are not limited to; a faculty member’s distinguished achievement in teaching, independent research, extension, participation in University affairs and service and other scholarly or germane creative activity.  In addition, the ability to direct teaching, research, graduate study or extension activities will be evaluated. Finally, a Professor’s established reputation in the individual’s profession or field of scholarly or germane creative activity will be assessed, relative to their SME.

5.3 Standards for Exceeding Expectations

For both Associate and Full Professors the standard for exceeding expectations will be consistent with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Post Tenure Review Rule definition: For a faculty member to “exceed expectations” they would need to win a top internationally known award or other similar level of achievement.  The recommendation and use of “exceeds” expectations will be reserved for only the most exceptional performance.