RUL 05.68.46 - Department of Sociology and Anthropology Post Tenure Review Standards and Procedures

Authority: Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

History: First Issued: February 12, 2010. Last Revised: August 3, 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 (919-515-3180)


1. INTRODUCTION

This rule describes standards and procedures of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology 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 two Full Professors and two Associate Professors from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology randomly chosen by the Associate Department Head.  All members of the PTRC must be tenured and will  serve staggered two-year terms with two new members being randomly chosen by the Associate Department Head each year until all eligible Full Professors and Associate Professors have served.  All Full and Associate Professors in the department are eligible to serve on the PTRC.  A Full or Associate Professor serving on the PTRC and scheduled for review, will be replaced during the semester of their PTR review. At least one member of the PTRC must be from the candidate’s discipline (Sociology or Anthropology).

2.1.2 In case of a temporary (one year or less) vacancy on the PTRC, the Associate Department Head will randomly choose a replacement to serve until the next academic year/semester. If a member leaves the department/university, the Associate Department Head will randomly choose a replacement to complete that person’s term.   

2.2 In any given academic year, the Full Professor member of the PTRC who has served the longest term on the PTRC committee will chair the committee.  The PTRC Chair should be familiar with the applicable policies and regulations and this rule.

2.3 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 and to the faculty members reviewed.

3. DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED TO THE PTRC

The documentation submitted to the PTRC shall include and is limited to the materials set forth in section 5.2 of university NCSU REG05.20.04 - Post Tenure Review of Faculty.  

4.  PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

4.1 The PTR Committee will determine whether candidates do not meet expectations, meet expectations, or exceed expectations after a review of all materials submitted and based upon the expectations set forth in the candidate’s Statements of Mutual Expectations.   Exemplary cases in which a candidate exceeds expectations will be characterized by distinguished achievements, including at least one but normally a combination of the following: major teaching awards; the receipt of prestigious awards or fellowships from noteworthy national or international professional societies, academies, or granting agencies; an extraordinary quantity and/or quality of peer reviewed scholarly work published in national and international venues recognized for their excellence; extraordinary service to the department, college, university, or profession.

4.2 Standards for Associate Professor

Associate Professors are to be evaluated to determine if they meet, do not meet, or exceed the expectations of performance in 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 light of the SME, they must present evidence that they are maintaining standards for promotion to associate professor as set forth in the Academic Tenure Policy and college and departmental reappointment, promotion and tenure rules.

4.3 Standards for Professor

Professors are to be evaluated to determine if they meet, do not meet, or exceed the expectations of performance in 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 light of the SME, 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.