RUL 05.68.23 – Department of Landscape Architecture Post Tenure Review Standards and Procedures

Authority: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

History: First Issued: March 2, 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
RUL05.67.107 – College of Design Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Criteria and Procedures
RUL05.67.901 – Department of Landscape Architecture Standards and Procedures for Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure
RUL05.68.81 – College of Design Post Tenure Review of Faculty

Additional References: 
Office of the Provost RPT Website
NC State Guide on Peer Review of Teaching

Contact Info:  Department Head (919-515-8306)


1.  INTRODUCTION

This rule describes standards and procedures of the Department of Landscape Architecture 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 PTRC shall consist of the Department’s tenured faculty.  All tenured associate professors and professors will serve on the PTRC, unless they will be reviewed during the academic year.  In the event there are less than three (3) tenured faculty from the Department of Landscape Architecture available to sit on the PTRC, the Department Head, with the consent of the existing PTRC members, shall appoint a surrogate tenured faculty from another department in the College of Design, with the consent of that Department’s Head and the individual, to sit on the Landscape Architecture PTRC for a term mutually agreed upon in advance.

2.2 In any given academic year, the PTRC shall elect a chair of the committee.  The Chair may be re-elected to serve in this capacity for a maximum of two consecutive years.  The PTRC Chair should familiarize himself or herself with the applicable policies and regulations and this rule.

3. DEPARTMENTAL POST TENURE REVIEW SCHEUDLE

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.  The main review will be held in the spring after the Department has assembled the required materials from each faculty member to be reviewed, as set forth in NCSU REG05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty. 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

The documentation provided to the PTRC is set forth in NCSU REG05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty.  Upon initial review of submitted documentation, if deemed necessary, PTRC may request individual faculty members under review to provide relevant supplemental details and/or materials in support of particular reported 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 inRUL05.67.901 – Department of Landscape Architecture 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 inRUL05.67.901 – Department of Landscape Architecture 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

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.