RUL 05.68.45 – Department of Social Work Post Tenure Review Standards and Procedures

Authority: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

History: First Issued: January 26, 2010.

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 (919-513-7958)


1. INTRODUCTION

This rule describes standards and procedures of the Department of Social Work 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 all tenured departmental faculty.  If there are fewer than three tenured faculty, the department head, in consultation with the tenured faculty, and the individual being reviewed, shall ask the dean to appoint faculty members from allied departments in such number as to provide a group of three members to serve as the PTRC.  Faculty members who are being reviewed during the year are not eligible to serve on the PTRC.

2.1.2 A faculty member may elect to be reviewed by committee members at or above her/his rank.  If fewer than three committee members meet these criteria, the department head, in consultation with the PTRC and the individual being reviewed, shall request that the dean appoint faculty members from allied departments in such number as to provide a group of three members to serve as the PTRC for the review.

2.1.3 The PTRC will select its chair by a simple majority vote.

2.2 Meeting Schedule

2.2.1 The PTRC chair and department head will meet early in the fall semester to determine the schedule for faculty reviews for the academic year.  The formal review will be held in the spring after the department has assembled the required materials from each faculty member to be reviewed as set forth in section 5.2 of university NCSU REG05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty.  The final date for deliberations will be March 31.

2.2.2 The PTRC chair will schedule all meetings, coordinate with the department head, and prepare and transmit assessments and voting records from the PTRC to the head.

3. DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED TO THE PTRC

The faculty member may choose to provide to the PTRC the documentation as set forth in section 5.2 of university NCSU REG05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty.  Alternatively, the faculty member may choose to provide the following: curriculum vitae (clearly identifying accomplishments since the last review in order to be equivalent to the regulation requirement of including annual activity reports since the last review), Statement of Mutual Expectations, copies of publications completed during the current review period, peer teaching evaluations since the last review, and copies of other evidence supporting accomplishment during the current review period.  The faculty member may choose to provide a three-page document that adds information or elaborates on certain items that will help the PTRC in its review.

4. ADDITIONAL PROCEDURES REQUIRED BY DEPARTMENT

A faculty member may request an administrative review to be conducted by the department head.  NCSU REG05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty describes the procedure for an administrative review in sections 5.4 and 5.5.

5.  PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

5.1 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 of Social Work’s Rule on Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures.

5.2 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 of Social Work’s Rule on Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures.