RUL 05.68.41 – Department of History Post Tenure Review Standards and Procedures

Authority: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

History: First Issued: April 5, 2010. July 22, 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 REG 05.20.10 – Evaluation of Teaching
NCSU RUL05.67.403 – Department of History Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures

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

Contact Info:  Department Head (919-515-3307)

  1. INTRODUCTION

This rule describes the Department of History’s standards and procedures for post tenure review of faculty.  It is supplemental to and consistent with the NC State University 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. PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

2.1  Standards for “MEETS EXPECTATIONS” Associate Professor

Associate Professors are to be evaluated to determine if they meet the expectations set forth in their Statement of Mutual Expectations, which state that decisions on promotion to full professor are based on the department’s reappointment, promotion, and tenure standards and procedures, i.e., NCSU RUL05.67.403 – Department of History Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures.

2.2 Standards for “MEETS EXPECTATIONS” Professor

Professors are to be evaluated to determine if they meet the expectations set forth in their Statement of Mutual Expectations.

2.3. Standards for “EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS”

Faculty determined to exceed expectations will have achieved one or more of the following since their last promotion or post-tenure review: university or external teaching award; external scholarly award, grant, or fellowship; university or external extension service award.

  1. PROCEDURES

3.1  Post Tenure Review Committee (PTRC) Selection

For the purposes of post-tenure review, the department shall, no later than the end of August, annually elect three professors who will review all faculty who are to be reviewed in that academic year.  If one of the elected members of the committee is himself/herself subject to review that year, he/she shall recuse himself/herself and the professor with the fourth highest number of votes in that year’s election will join the committee for that review only.

3.2  Post Tenure Review Committee Operations

3.2.1    Meeting Schedule

After the PTRC is elected, the department head shall provide them the names of the faculty to be reviewed that year.  The department head shall also select a tenured faculty member to evaluate the teaching of each faculty member being reviewed; the teaching evaluation will be reviewed by the PTRC and the department head. The committee may set its own meeting schedule but must no later than March 1 submit to the department head reports about all the faculty under review.

3.2.2    Determination of “Exceeds,” “Meets” or “Does Not Meet”

Using the Statement of Mutual Expectations (SME) as its benchmark, the standards in this Rule, and the material described in 3.4 as its evidence, the committee reviews the performance of the faculty member and submits to the department head its evaluation of whether the faculty member “exceeds,”  “meets” or “does not meet” expectations.

3.2.3    Report to Department Head

The report will state whether the faculty member “exceeds,”  “meets,” or “does not meet” expectations.  If the committee finds that the faculty member “does not meet” expectations, it shall include in its report specific suggestions for helping the reviewed faculty member address the concerns raised by the review.

3.3 Department Head Review

The department head shall receive and examine the PTRC report on each faculty member under review, then using the Statement of Mutual Expectations (SME) as the benchmark, the standards in this Rule, and the material described in 4.4 as evidence, write his/her own report as to whether each faculty member “exceeds,” “meets,” or “does not meet” expectations.

3.4  Material Submitted by Faculty Member under Review

Each faculty member under review must submit the following materials to the PTRC and department head no later than October 1st: 1) A current CV; 2) The Statement of Mutual Expectations; 3) Annual Activity Reports since the last review; 4) Peer Teaching and Class evaluations since the last review; 5) Statement (no more than 2 pages) outlining plan for professional development over the next five years.

3.5 Departmental Post Tenure Review Schedule

Immediately after the election of the PTRC in August of each year, the department head shall inform in writing the faculty who will be subject to review that year.  This notification shall also inform the person to be reviewed of the materials to be submitted and of the fact that the review will be made on the basis of the Statement of Mutual Expectations.