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.

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 Selection

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

2.1.2 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.

2.1.3 The 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.

2.2 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. Main reviews will be held in the fall and/or 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. Complete required materials should be submitted by each individual faculty member to be reviewed no later than the fourth week of that same fall or spring semester. The PTRC will conclude all review activities no later than the last week of classes also that same fall or spring semester.

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. Upon initial review of submitted dossier, if deemed necessary, PTRC may request individual faculty members under review to provide relevant supplemental details and/or materials in support of particular reported dossier items.

4. ADDITIONAL PROCEDURES REQUIRED BY DEPARTMENT

N/A

5.  PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

5.1 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 set for the rank of associate professor as set forth in the university Academic Tenure Policy and college and departmental reappointment, promotion and tenure rules.

5.2 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 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 the rank of full professor as set forth in the university Academic Tenure Policy and college and departmental reappointment, promotion and tenure rules.