RUL 05.68.22 – Department of Graphic Design and Industrial Design Post Tenure Review Standards and Procedures

Authority: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

History: First Issued: February 12, 2010. Last Revised: May 17, 2018.

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 (919-513-4842)


1.  INTRODUCTION

This rule describes standards and procedures of the Department of Graphic Design and Industrial 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.

2.  Post Tenure Review Committee (PTRC)

2.1 The faculty members to be reviewed will be announced prior to the election.

2.2 The Department Head shall initiate the election at the beginning of the academic year by soliciting nominations no later than the second week of the fall term. Reasonable effort will be made to get at least two nominees for each 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.

2.3 The election will be held so that the PTRC shall consist of three tenured faculty members, of equal and/or higher ranking as the faculty member(s) being reviewed, elected by the tenured faculty of the Department of Graphic Design and Industrial Design. PTRC members will serve one-year terms with members 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.

2.4 The Chair of the Committee will be selected by the Department Head from the elected PTRC members for the year.  The PTRC Chair should familiarize himself or herself with the applicable policies and regulations and this rule.

3. DEPARTMENTAL POST TENURE REVIEW SCHEDULE

3.1 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. Main reviews will be held in spring after the Department has assembled the required materials, as set forth in NCSU REG05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty, from each faculty member to be reviewed. These materials are to be submitted to the Department Head no later than January 1 of that academic year.

3.2 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 no later than April 1 of that academic year.

3.3 In accordance with NCSU REG 05.20.04, the PTRC will provide a written assessment and 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 faculty member’s Statement of Mutual Expectations.  The determination of does not meet, meets, or exceeds expectations shall be based on a simple majority vote of the peer review committee.

4. DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED TO THE PTRC

4.1 The documentation provided to the PTRC is set forth in NCSU REG05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty.  Upon initial review of the submitted dossier, if deemed necessary, the PTRC may request individual faculty members under review to provide relevant supplemental details and/or materials in support of particular reported dossier items.

5. STANDARDS FOR MEETING OR EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS

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 at a level consistent with performance standards for their rank set forth in RUL05.67.102 – Department of Graphic and Industrial Design Standards and Procedures for Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure and NCSU RUL05.67.106 – College of Design Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Criteria and Procedures.

5.2 Standards for Professor

Professors are to be evaluated to determine if they meet the expectations set forth in their Statement of Mutual Expectations at a level consistent with performance standards for their rank set forth inRUL05.67.102 – Department of Graphic and Industrial Design Standards and Procedures for Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure and NCSU RUL05.67.106 – College of Design Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Criteria and Procedures.

5.3 Standards for Exceeds Expectations

5.3.1 The category of ‘Exceeds Expectations,”  for both associate and full professors, is reserved for exemplary  performance consistent with the expectations corresponding to their rank and as set forth in NCSU RUL05.68.81 – College of Design Post Tenure Review of Faculty.