RUL 05.68.43 – Department of Psychology Post Tenure Review Standards and Procedures

Authority: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

History: First Issued: March 2, 2010. Last Revised: July 29, 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 (919-515-1715)


1. INTRODUCTION

This rule describes standards and procedures of the Department of Psychology 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

The Post Tenure Review Committee (PTRC) will consist of three tenured faculty members chosen each year by drawing names from among those not scheduled for post tenure review. All tenured faculty members will be eligible to serve on the PTRC unless they will be reviewed during the term.  The system used for selecting names will be designed to ensure that one or two PTRC members will be professors and no more than one PTRC member will come from any graduate program specialty area.  Once a faculty member has served on the PTRC he or she will not serve again until other faculty representing the same rank and area have served.  A faculty member may be excused from service on the PTRC for a particular year when conflicting circumstances arise.  All PTRC deliberations, recommendations, and reports will be held in strict confidence by all committee members.  The PTRC will select its chair.

2.2 Meeting Schedule

The Department Head will inform faculty members to be reviewed by January of spring semester, although the faculty will be aware of the review by knowing when they were last reviewed and whether five years have passed.  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 NCSU REG05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty, from each faculty member to be reviewed.  The PTRC may choose (1) to meet to discuss the faculty members under review and to provide reports concerning each of those faculty members or (2) to provide individual reports from each committee member concerning each faculty member under review to the Committee Chair and then to the Department Head without a committee meeting.

After reviewing relevant information, each committee member will determine whether the faculty member exceeds, meets, or fails to meet the expectations in the areas of teaching, research, and service.

In the event that any committee member evaluates the faculty member under review as “does not meet expectations”, the chair of the committee will convene a meeting of the PTRC to discuss the faculty member under review.

The committee will then vote on whether the faculty member exceeds, meets, or does not meet expectations.

In addition to the vote, the PTRC will provide a written assessment to the department head, who will provide the statement to the faculty member, as described in section 5.2 of NCSU REG05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty.

2.3 Report to Department Head

Following its deliberations, the PTRC will report the results to the Department Head for all faculty under review.  If a majority of the PTRC finds that the faculty member does not meet the performance criteria, it will provide to the Department Head, in addition to notification of the overall outcome of the vote (i.e., “Does Not Meet”):

·   a written description of the deficiencies, and

·   written advice regarding improvement, which may be considered by the faculty member for inclusion in a new plan for professional development

The Department Head will provide the report to the faculty member. The PTRC and Department Head will also provide the faculty member with an opportunity to consult with the PTRC regarding its assessment of performance and its advice regarding improvement.

When the PTRC votes that a faculty member exceeds or meets expectations, the committee will provide to the Department Head notification of the overall outcome of the vote. The Department Head will communicate the outcome of the vote to the faculty member.

3. 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.

4.  PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

4.1 Standards for Associate Professor

Associate Professors are to be evaluated to determine if they are performing research, teaching, and service up to or exceeding the standards set forth in the Department’s Rule on Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures.  The documentation provided to the PTRC should provide evidence that the faculty member has maintained the standards for promotion to associate professor as set forth in the Academic Tenure Policy and college and departmental reappointment, promotion and tenure rules, and are consistent with the faculty member’s Statement of Mutual Expectations.

Associate Professors determined to exceed expectations should have exemplary teaching, research, and service achievements well above standards for Associate Professor set forth in the Department’s Rule on Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures. The determination of “exceeds expectations” is expected to be rare.

4.2 Standards for Professor

Professors are to be evaluated to determine if they are performing research, teaching, and service up to or exceeding the standards set forth in the Department’s Rule on Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures.  The documentation provided to the PTRC should provide evidence that the faculty member has maintained the standards for promotion to full professor as set forth in the Academic Tenure Policy and college and departmental reappointment, promotion and tenure rules, consistent with the faculty member’s Statement of Mutual Expectations.

Professors determined to exceed expectations should have exemplary teaching, research, and service achievements well above standards for Professor set forth in the Department’s Rule on Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures. The determination of “exceeds expectations” is expected to be rare.