RUL 05.68.56 – Department of Mathematics Post Tenure Review Standards and Procedures

Authority: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

History: First Issued: November 16, 2009.  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

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

Contact Info:  Department Head (919-515-7220)

1.  INTRODUCTION

This rule describes standards and procedures of the Department of Mathematics 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

The PTRC for Mathematics consists of the Mathematics Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC). All tenured faculty in the department are eligible to serve on the FAC.  There is a general election for the FAC each year in the spring.  Members of the FAC serve a 2 year term.

If a member of the FAC will be reviewed during their term on the FAC then an alternate member will be elected to serve on the PTRC to replace this faculty member for the year. At the beginning of each academic year the FAC elects a chair of the PTRC. Usually this will be a FAC member serving his or her last year on the FAC.

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 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.

  1. DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED TO THE PTRC

The documentation provided to the PTRC is set forth in section 5.2 of universityNCSU 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. Based on the documentation provided, the PTRC 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 is often recognized externally, for example, election as a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society or the Society for the Industrial and Applied Mathematics, or a similarly prestigious academic society, except for a society in which Fellowship is the ordinary membership category.  But “performance that exceeds expectations” could also be demonstrated by exceptional grant and research activity or exceptional mentoring or teaching.

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.   Based on the documentation provided, the PTRC 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 is often recognized externally, for example, election as President of a national or international academic society such as the American Mathematical Society or the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, or a similarly prestigious academic society; election to the National Academy of Sciences; election as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or receipt of a major award by a major national or international society. But “performance that exceeds expectations” could also be demonstrated by exceptional research activity, mentoring or teaching, for example by receipt of one of the UNC Board of Governors’ awards or an NCSU campus-wide award.