RUL 05.68.21 – Department of Art and Design Post Tenure Review Standards and Procedures

Authority: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

History: First Issued: April 5, 2010.  Last Revised: August 3, 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 (919-515-2095)

  1.  INTRODUCTION

This rule describes standards and procedures of the Department of Art and Design 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

Faculty members who will undergo PTR in any given year will be advised by the Department Head of the upcoming review, as early as possible, but in no event later than September 1 of the academic year in which the review is to take place.

2.1.2 The Post Tenure Review Committee (PTRC) is comprised of three (3) tenured faculty at, or above, the rank of those being reviewed, who are elected by the departmental voting faculty (DVF) for a one-year term or appointed by the Department Head if there are insufficient numbers of available DVF within the department. If the faculty member to be reviewed is a full professor, all members of the Post Tenure Review Committee must be full professors.

2.1.3 The committee chair is selected by the committee at their first meeting or the Department Head will designate one of the (associate or full) Professors serving on the PTRC as committee chair.

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 (mid-March/early April) after the Department has assembled the required materials, as set forth in section 5.2 of NCSU REG05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty  from each faculty member to be reviewed. The PTRC will conclude all review activities no later than mid-April of each year.

2.3 The PTRC Chair will schedule all meetings, coordinate with the Department Head, and prepare and transmit reports from the committee to the Department Head and to the faculty members reviewed.

2.4 Report to Department Head/Chair

The post tenure review committee will provide a comprehensive, cumulative, written assessment to determine 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.  The determination of meets or does not meet expectations shall be based on a simple majority vote of the peer review committee.  A tie vote shall be understood to meet expectations.

  1. 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.

  1. 4.  PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

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 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 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 Mutual Expectations at the Professor 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 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. Standards for Evaluation – Assessment Categories

4.3.1 Exceeds Expectations:

Work performance is exemplary. Has consistently produced outstanding results that exceed expectations well beyond specified outcomes, or has demonstrated excellent contributions to a particular area in addition to outstanding performance of ongoing responsibilities. Demonstrates a high work ethic.

4.3.2 Meets Expectations:

Has accomplished successful performance meeting expectations of specified outcomes, critical to his /her realm of responsibilities.  Demonstrates a good work ethic.

4.3.3 Does Not Meet Expectations:

Performance falls short of meeting acceptable expectations of responsibilities and/or has not accomplished specified outcomes.