RUL 05.68.40 – Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Post Tenure Review Standards and Procedures

Authority: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

History: First Issued: January 26, 2010. Last Revised: July 21, 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 (919-515-3343)

1. INTRODUCTION

This rule describes standards and procedures of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures 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.

  1.  POST TENURE REVIEW COMMITTEE (PTRC)

All tenured faculty in the department are eligible to serve on the Post Tenure Review Committee (PTRC), unless they will be reviewed themselves during the term. The department’s PTRC consists of 3 professors and 2 associate professors.  The three professors will review and vote on all cases; the two associate professors will participate only in cases regarding associate professors.   Four committee members will be elected, one will be appointed by the Head to insure that equity and diversity are maintained. The chair of the PTRC will be elected by the members of the committee for the appointed year.

2.2 Meeting Schedule

The department Head will inform faculty members to be reviewed by October of fall semester.  The review process will be completed by February 21 when the PTRC will send their report to the Department Head.  The Head and PTRC members will follow university regulation (NCSU REG05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty) as well as this rule.

  1. DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED TO THE PTRC

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

  1.   PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

The department recognizes that different research fields have different expectations and that not all career paths are the same. Distinct interests, activities, and types of productivity may characterize different stages of a faculty member’s career. An effective and equitable system of PTR must be flexible enough to acknowledge and support such variety in expectations and activities.

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.  In order to meet the expectations, 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. In order to exceed the expectations, they must present evidence that they are surpassing those standards to a level that can be considered exemplary for their rank.  Exemplary achievements may include outstanding work or recognition in the areas of research, teaching, and service.

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 standard set forth in the Department’s Rule on Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures.  In order to meet the expectations, they must present evidence that they are maintaining the standards for promotion to professor as set forth in the Academic Tenure Policy and college and departmental reappointment, promotion and tenure rules. In order to exceed the expectations, they must present evidence that they are surpassing those standards to a level that can be considered exemplary for their rank.  Exemplary achievements may include outstanding work or recognition in the areas of research, teaching, and service.