RUL 05.68.37 – Department of Nuclear Engineering Post Tenure Review Standards and Procedures

Authority: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

History: First Issued: January 8, 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 (919-515-3385)


1. INTRODUCTION

This rule describes standards and procedures of the Department of Nuclear 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 is not a standing committee and shall be appointed as needed by the Head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering to consist of three or four tenured faculty members depending on the rank of the faculty members being reviewed.  All tenured faculty in the department are eligible to serve on the PTRC, unless they will be reviewed during the term.  The composition of the PTRC, namely the academic rank of its members, shall take into account the ranks of reviewed faculty as follows:

  • Only Full Professors due for review: PTRC will comprise three Full Professors.
  • Only Associate Professors due for review: PTRC will comprise two Full Professors and one tenured Associate Professor.
  • Full and Associate Professors due for review: PTRC will comprise four members, three Full Professors and one tenured Associate Professor; the latter will recuse himself/herself from the review of Full Professors.

2.1.2 The Head will designate one of the Full Professors serving on the PTRC as committee chair.  The PTRC Chair should familiarize himself or herself with the applicable policies and regulations and this rule.

2.1.3 The Head shall announce the composition of the PTRC and its designated Chair during the first four weeks of the fall term if any reviews are scheduled for the academic year. In case of a vacancy on the PTRC, the Department Head after consultation with the remaining PTRC members and Chair 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.  The main review will be held in the 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.

The PTRC Chair will schedule all meetings, coordinate with the Department Head, and prepare and transmit reports from the committee to the Head.

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.

4. 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 at the Associate Professor standard as set forth in the Department’s Rule on Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures. To meet expectations as a result of the PTR, they must present evidence that they are maintaining the standards for promotion to associate professor as set forth in the Academic Tenure Policy and college and departmental reappointment, promotion and tenure rules. Exceeding expectations should result from both internal and external recognition such as college, university, national and international recognition through awards, citations, senior and fellow grades in professional societies, and evidence of outstanding additional performance beyond the normal limits in teaching, research and services.

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 at the Professor standard set forth in the Department’s Rule on Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures.  To meet expectations as a result of the PTR, they must present evidence that they are maintaining the standards for promotion to full professor as set forth in the Academic Tenure Policy and college and departmental reappointment, promotion and tenure rules. Exceeding expectations should result from both internal and external recognition such as college, university, national and international recognition through awards, citations, senior and fellow grades in professional societies, and evidence of outstanding additional performance beyond the normal limits in teaching, research and services.