RUL 05.68.20 – Department of Applied Ecology Post Tenure Review Standards and Procedures


History: 
First Issued: June 2, 2014. Last Revised: July 22, 2106.

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

  1. INTRODUCTION

This rule describes standards and procedures of the Department of Applied Ecology 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.

  1. POST TENURE REVIEW COMMITTEE (PTRC)

2.1 Selection

The PTR Committee (PTRC) shall consist of three tenured faculty members appointed by the Head of the Department of Applied Ecology after consultation with the department’s tenured faculty.  PTRC members will elect the chair of the committee.  All tenured faculty members in the department are eligible to serve on the PTRC, unless they will be reviewed during the term. Appointments to the PTRC will be staggered so that one member is replaced annually with a different tenured faculty member.

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.

  1. DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED TO THE PTRC

The documentation provided to the PTRC will follow the dossier format as set forth in section 5.2 of NCSU REG05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Facultyand cover the previous five years of activity and accomplishment.

  1. PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

4.1 Standards for Meeting Expectations

For a faculty member to receive a “meets expectations” they need to perform at an acceptable level based on their Statement of Mutual Expectations.

4.2 Standards for Exceeding Expectations

For a faculty member to “exceed expectations” they would need to win a top internationally known award, other form of international recognition, or other similar level of achievement.  The recommendation and use of “exceeds” expectations will be reserved for only the most exceptional performance.

4.3 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 Mutual Expectations at the Associate Professor standard as set forth in the Department’s Rule on Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures. They must present evidence that they are maintaining the metrics for promotion to associate professor as set forth in the Academic Tenure Policy and college and departmental reappointment, promotion and tenure rules.

4.4    Standards for Professor

Professors are to be evaluated to determine if they are performing the realms of responsibility set forth in their Statement of Mutual Expectations at the standard set forth in the Department’s Rule on Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures. They must present evidence that they are maintaining the metrics for promotion to full professor as set forth in the Academic Tenure Policy and college and departmental reappointment, promotion and tenure rules.