RUL 05.68.31 – Department of Computer Science Post Tenure Review Standards and Procedures

Authority: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

History: First Issued: February 3, 2010. Last Revised: February 19, 2020.

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 – Statement of Faculty Responsibilities
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 (919-515-7886)        


This rule describes standards and procedures of the Department of Computer Science (CSC) for post tenure review of faculty.  It supplements NC State University’s Academic Tenure Policy and Regulation on Post Tenure Review (PTR) 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.


2.1 Selection

The PTRC will be composed of all tenured Full Professors in the Department of Computer Science, except for those who are being reviewed during the year. The PTRC chair will be appointed every year by the Department Head. The Department Head is an ex-officio non-voting member of the PTRC.

2.2 Meeting Schedule

The PTRC Chair will meet with the Department Head to learn who will be reviewed during that year and what the schedule will be.  The PTRC chair is responsible for coordinating with the Head and getting the written results to the Head.  The Head, chair and PTRC members all must follow the NCSU REG05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty as well as this Rule. PTRC evaluations will occur every spring (in a timeframe that ensures that evaluations are complete by the due date set by the College of Engineering).


3.1 Faculty members undergoing PTR must submit their full Reappointment Promotion and Tenure Dossiers, all teaching evaluations since their last review, and any other documentation listed in Section 5.2 of NCSU REG05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty at the time requested by the Head and/or the current PTRC Chair. Faculty members undergoing the review may request that they make a presentation to the PTRC. Documentation will be made available to all members of the PTRC. Written input from all members of the PTRC is welcome (and requested) and will be directed to the PTRC chair and shared with the faculty member being reviewed.

3.2 The PTRC Chair will coordinate with the Department Head and will oversee the PTRC’s preparation of the PTRC’s letter, and its transmittal to the Department Head.


In addition to NCSU REG05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty, the following applies:

4.1 The vote taken by the PTR Committee will be conducted anonymously and only the final results will be reported. The Department will provide the PTRC with a means to vote anonymously and, as needed, remotely.

4.2 Faculty will be informed of the decisions through meetings with the Department Head who will share the PTRC’s letter with the faculty member.


The department performance criteria are:

5.1 Each faculty member is expected to contribute appropriately, competently, and commensurate with her/his rank, to the department’s mission of teaching, research and service.  The mix of contributions is expected to vary from individual to individual, therefore each faculty member is evaluated by the PTRC individually and in accordance with defined university and departmental standards and policies.

5.2 General contribution guidelines and individual specifics are in the faculty member’s Statement of Faculty Responsibilities (SFR) and in the related departmental standards and policies ( Evaluation is with respect to individual’s CSC SFR(s) covering the PTR period, as well as with respect to any other relevant information.

5.3 Evaluation scale is does not meet expectations; meets expectations; exceeds expectations. A result of “exceeds expectations” will be reserved for faculty who demonstrate exemplary performance with regard to their SFR.