RUL 05.68.35 – Department of Materials Science and Engineering Post Tenure Review Standards and Procedures

Authority: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

History: First Issued: February 3, 2010. Last Revised: August 1, 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 (919-515-0493)

1. INTRODUCTION

This rule describes standards and procedures of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering 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 PTRC shall consist of three tenured Professors elected by the tenured faculty of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.  PTRC members will serve staggered three-year terms with one new member being elected each year.  All tenured Professors with greater than a 0.5 FTE in the department are eligible to serve on the PTRC, unless they will be reviewed during the term of the committee.

2.1.2 In any given academic year, the member of the PTRC who is serving for his or her last year will chair the committee.  The PTRC Chair should familiarize himself or herself with the applicable policies and regulations and this rule.

2.1.3 The department head shall initiate the election at the beginning of the academic year by soliciting nominations during the first month of the fall term.  Reasonable effort will be made to get at least two nominees for the vacant PTRC position.  Elections should be held by mid-semester.  A candidate will be considered elected if a majority of eligible voters [tenured faculty members?] 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.  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.  If a vacancy on the PTRC occurs mid-cycle, the department head shall appoint a replacement to serve until the next PTRC election. At that time a new member will be elected to complete the term for that position.

2.2 Meeting Schedule

The PTRC Chair will meet with the department head in the fall semester to learn who will be reviewed during that year and what the schedule will be.  The review will be held in the spring after the candidate 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.

  1. DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED TO THE PTRC

The documentation provided to the PTRC is set forth in section 5.2 of NCSU REG05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty.

  1. 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 and at the Associate Professor standard as set forth in the Department’s Rule on Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures. To exceed expectations as a result of the PTR, the faculty member must exhibit exemplary quality of scholarship, teaching, and/or service beyond the expectations defined in their Statement of Mutual Expectations, as evidenced by recognition from students or external recognitions at the national level, such as awards, citations, fellow grade in professional societies or other evidence of outstanding performance.

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 and at the Professor standard set forth in the Department’s Rule on Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures. To exceed expectations as a result of the PTR, the faculty member must exhibit exemplary quality of scholarship, teaching, and/or service beyond the expectations defined in their Statement of Mutual Expectations, as evidenced by recognition from students or external recognitions at the international level, such as awards, citations, fellow grade in professional societies or other evidence of outstanding performance.