RUL 05.68.55 – Department of Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Post Tenure Review Standards and Procedures

Authority: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

History: First Issued: November 16, 2009. Last Revised: February 9, 2017.

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 RUL05.67.701 – Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences 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 (919-515-3717)


1.  INTRODUCTION

This rule describes standards and procedures of the Department of Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences for post tenure review of faculty.  It supplements NC State University’s Academic Tenure Policy and Regulation on Post Tenure Review of Faculty as well as the MEAS Bylaws.  If any inconsistencies exist, the Academic Tenure Policy and Post Tenure Review Regulation control.  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    Provisions for PTR in the MEAS Bylaws

2.1.1 The department head will appoint the Post Tenure Review Committee (PTRC) from a list of full professors nominated by the MEAS Faculty Affairs Committee (FAC). Five faculty will be appointed, each serving three years on a rotating basis. In the event that members of the seated PTRC have a conflict of interest with a faculty member being reviewed, they will recuse themselves. In the event that more than two members have a conflict, the FAC will elect alternate members to the committee to serve for that year only.

2.1.2 The Department Head will designate the PTRC chair from among those members having served on the committee for at least one year. The PTRC chair shall familiarize himself or herself with the applicable policies and regulations.

2.2   Meeting Schedule

The post tenure review schedule is posted on the department’s website. Tenured faculty must be reviewed every five years. The first review in each rank will come in the spring of the fifth academic year after each promotion, or, in the case of tenure granted to an associate professor, in the spring of the fifth academic year after tenure is granted.

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 provided to the PTRC is set forth in section 5.2 of university NCSU REG05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty.

4. Performance Standards

4.1 Standards for Associate Professor

The metrics used to assess faculty performance are described in NCSU RUL 05.67.701 – Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures.   The expected relative level of effort in the various realms of faculty responsibility will be those defined by the individual’s statement of mutual expectations.

The university requirement for “exceeds expectations” states that the term is “reserved for only the most exceptional performance” (REG 05.20.04, section 5.10).  In MEAS this is interpreted to mean that “exceeds expectations” would over the long term occur in fewer than 5% of the post-tenure review assessments.  Expectations are for excellence, and thus excellent faculty meet expectations, and only the most exceptional performance exceeds expectations.

4.2 Standards for Professor

The metrics used to assess faculty performance are described in NCSU RUL 05.67.701 – Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures.   The expected relative level of effort in the various realms of faculty responsibility will be those defined by the individual’s statement of mutual expectations.

The university requirement for “exceeds expectations” states that the term is “reserved for only the most exceptional performance” (REG 05.20.04, section 5.10).  In MEAS this is interpreted to mean that “exceeds expectations” would over the long term occur in fewer than 5% of the post-tenure review assessments.  Expectations are for excellence, and thus excellent faculty meet expectations, and only the most exceptional performance exceeds expectations.