RUL 05.68.54 – Department of Chemistry Post Tenure Review Standards and Procedures

Authority: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

History: First Issued: December 11, 2009. Last Revised: August 1, 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 REG05.20.18 – Qualifications for Rank

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

Contact Info:  Department Head (919-515-4563)

1.  INTRODUCTION

This rule describes standards and procedures of the Department of Chemistry 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 REG 05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty and this Rule are followed.

2.  COMPOSITION OF THE POST TENURE RREVIEW COMMITTEE (PTR)

2.1 The faculty Post Tenure Review (PTR) Committee of the Department of Chemistry shall consist of an elected committee of three full professors.  All full professors are eligible to serve on the PTRC, unless they will be reviewed during the year.

2.2 The voting faculty for election of the PTR committee shall consist of all tenured professors (associate and full).

2.3 The term of appointment shall be for three years, with one member of the committee being elected each year.  The committee member serving his or her third year of appointment to this committee shall serve as chair of the PTR committee. Should a member of the PTR committee be unable to complete his or her term, the Department Head shall appoint a replacement for the remainder of the term.

  1. PROCEDURES

3.1 This rule incorporates the procedures established in section 5 of NCSU REG 05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty.

3.2 The documents provided for PTR review shall only consist of:

  • A current curriculum vita (CV)
  • The faculty member’s statement of mutual expectations (SME)
  • Each annual activity report since the last PTR review
  • Peer teaching evaluations since the last PTR review
  • An optional 2-page candidate statement

The faculty member being reviewed shall supply items (1) and (5).  The Department Head will assemble items (2)-(4).

3.3 The faculty member being reviewed may request an administrative review to be conducted by the Department Chair according to NCSU REG 05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty section 5.3.

3.4 Any does not meet expectations decision by the faculty PTR committee shall be presented to the entire departmental voting faculty (DVF) for consideration.  The DVF for such evaluation shall consist of all faculty with equal or greater rank than that of the individual being reviewed.  A does not meet expectations decision shall be final, requiring the development plan established by section 5.7 of NCSU REG 05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty, only by majority vote of the departmental voting faculty.

3.5 The faculty member serving as Chair of the faculty PTR committee is responsible to draft the written assessment of the committee.  The content of the written assessment shall reflect conclusions of the entire committee, including any minority opinion in the event of a split vote.  The written assessment will be signed by all members of the committee.

  1. PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

The standards for the post tenure review of a faculty member shall accord with the standards established for the professorial ranks in the Department’s Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures Rule 05.67.700, and be consistent with the Realms of Responsibility described inNCSU POL05.20.01 – Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion and Permanent Tenure section 5.

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 05.67.700 on Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures. Based on the documentation provided, the PTR Committee will determine whether or not the faculty member’s performance meets expectations, and in the most exceptional cases may decide that the performance exceeds expectations.

Performance that exceeds expectations could be demonstrated by exceptional research activity as reflected in quantity and quality of publications, citation record, external grants, and technology transfer activities, and/or by exceptional mentoring and teaching.   Performance that exceeds expectations is often recognized externally, for example, national awards from the American Chemical Society or similarly distinguished societies, invitations to speak at high level national and international meetings, election as national officers of distinguished scientific societies, and membership on advisory boards of journals.

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 Professor standard set forth in the Department’s Rule 05.67.700 on Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures.  Based on the documentation provided, the PTR Committee will determine whether or not the faculty member’s performance meets expectations, and in the most exceptional cases may decide that the performance exceeds expectations.

Performance that exceeds expectations could be demonstrated by exceptional research activity as reflected in quantity and quality of publications, citation record, external grants, and technology transfer activities, and/or by exceptional mentoring and teaching.   Performance that exceeds expectations is often recognized externally, for example, national awards from the American Chemical Society or similarly distinguished societies; invitations to speak at high level national and international meetings; journal editorship; election as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society, the Royal Society, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or a similarly prestigious academic society; or by receipt of one of the UNC Board of Governors’ awards or NCSU campus-wide award.