RUL 05.68.53 – Department of Forest Biomaterials Post Tenure Review Standards and Procedures

Authority: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

History: First Issued: April 12, 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
NCSU RUL05.67.602 – Department of Forest Biomaterials 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 (919-515-5321)

  1. INTRODUCTION   

This rule describes standards and procedures of the Department of Forest Biomaterials 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)

2.1     Selection

2.1.1 The PTRC shall consist of three tenured faculty members appointed by the Department Head after consultation with the departmental voting faculty. If a faculty member with a majority Extension appointment is to be reviewed then the committee will include one member with a majority Extension appointment.  Furthermore, at least one of the faculty members on the committee shall be a full Professor.  PTRC members will serve staggered three-year terms with one new member being appointed each year. All tenured faculty in the department are eligible to serve on the PTRC, unless they will be reviewed during the term. If a PTRC member leaves the committee prior to the end of his/her term, the Department Head, in consultation with the DVF, will appoint a replacement.

2.1.2 The committee will elect a chair to head the review process each academic year. The PTRC Chair should familiarize himself or herself with the applicable policies and regulations and this rule.

2.2 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 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.

  1. 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.

  1.     PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

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. 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.  A summary of departmental values, which can provide context for the evaluation process, is given in NCSU RUL05.67.602 – Department of Forest Biomaterials Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures, the department’s Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures.

An associate professor can merit “exceeds expectations” as part of the PTR evaluative process if a sufficient portion of her/his qualifications over the period reviewed offers evidence that he/she has an outstanding potential with documented achieved recognition well above the criteria for associate professor and be considered to possess a strong potential to become one of the best in the discipline.

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. 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.  A summary of departmental values, which can provide context for the evaluation process, is given in NCSU RUL05.67.602 – Department of Forest Biomaterials Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures, the department’s Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures.

A full professor can merit “exceeds expectations” as part of the PTR evaluative process if a sufficient portion of her/his qualifications over the period reviewed has shown that this is an outstanding faculty member who has achieved recognition well above the criteria for full professor and is an outstanding scholar in the discipline. Such individuals should be known and respected nationally and/or internationally by other scholars in a similar field, as appropriate, as one of the best in the discipline.

The faculty considers that individuals receiving such a classification, as part of their PTR evaluative process, provides sufficient grounds and evidence to the departmental leadership to commence nomination considerations for such individuals to eventually be considered for any of the available Professorships of Distinction available in the department and/or the college.