RUL 05.68.60 – Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science Post Tenure Review Standards and Procedures

Authority: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

History: First Issued: January 21, 2010. Last Revised: January 8, 2015.

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 RUL05.67.801 – Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures

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

Contact Info:  Department Head (919-515-6638)


1.  INTRODUCTION

This rule describes standards and procedures of the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science 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 All tenured faculty members in the department are eligible to elect members of the PTRC.

2.1.2 Only Professors are eligible to be elected to the PTRC, unless they will be reviewed during the term.  The Department Head is not eligible for membership on the PTRC.

2.1.3 Five members plus one alternate member will comprise the Post Tenure Review Committee (PTRC).

2.1.4 The Faculty Senator in the TECS Department will conduct an election with all eligible faculty listed on a ballot.  To assure continuity on the PTRC, beginning in 2009, the election shall be as follows:

2.1.4.1 Year 1: Elect two plus an alternate (to serve one year) and three (to serve two years)

2.1.4.2 Year 2: Elect two plus an alternate to serve two years

2.1.4.3 Year 3: Elect three to serve two years

Subsequent years: Continue alternating election as described in Years 2 and 3.

Each tenured faculty member will vote for the requisite number of names on the ballot. In Year 1, the two faculty receiving the most votes will be elected for a one-year term.  The three faculty receiving the third, fourth and fifth highest vote count will serve two-year terms and the faculty member receiving the sixth highest number of votes will serve as the alternate. Subsequent elections will follow this process.

2.1.5 If a member cannot serve a full term, the alternate member will become a member of the PTRC and a vote will be conducted to elect a new alternate member to complete the remaining portion of the PTRC term.

2.1.6 Each member of the PTRC shall maintain confidentiality for all deliberations and reports in the review process.

2.1.7 The PTRC will follow the guidelines set forth in the university NCSU REG05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty and this Rule.

2.2 Meeting Schedule

2.2.1 The election will be held in August.  Once the results are announced, the Department Head will ask one of the newly elected PTRC members to convene the committee.

2.2.2 In its first meeting, the PTRC will elect a member to CHAIR the committee.

2.2.3 Faculty will be expected to complete the required documents by a designated date in January and the PTRC will complete its review and present the results to the Department Head by a designated date in February.

2.2.4 The Chair of the PTRC is responsible for the timely execution of this schedule.

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.

  • A current CV or Resume
  • Statement of Mutual Expectations
  • Chronological Summary (See TECS Chronological Summary for format) of previous five years accomplishments taken from the five preceding annual reports
  • Peer Reviews of teaching since last review
  • Candidate Statement (2-page limit) is optional, but recommended.

4. ADDITIONAL PROCEDURES REQUIRED BY DEPARTMENT

N/A

5.  PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

5.1 Standards for Associate Professor

Tenured Associate Professors are expected to continue meeting the standards for this rank as stated in NCSU RUL05.67.801 – Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures.

The following elements representing the exercise of academic freedom imply specific faculty responsibilities and will form the basis of the performance evaluation of the PTRC. These include:

5.1.1 To pursue excellence, intellectual honesty, and professionalism in conducting research, teaching, extension/outreach, and public and institutional service.

Examples:

  • Publications in refereed journals, scholarly books and manuscripts
  • Publications in non-refereed journals
  • Patents
  • Papers given at conferences
  • National and international recognition in the field of expertise (invited papers, honors, awards, editorial advisory committees)
  • Administration activities for positions of Departmental Head, Associate Head, Associate Dean, Center Director, or other special assignments
  • Involvement with visiting scholars, adjunct faculty, and post doctoral students
    Review of grant proposals (standing in the field)
  • Review of papers submitted to scientific and technical journals (standing in the field)
    Extension/Outreach activities consistent with the mission of the Department, the College, and the University (examples include: teaching short courses and workshops, industrial collaboration, technology transfer)
  • Advising and mentoring students at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate level
  • Teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses is considered essential. The quality of teaching should be demonstrated

5.1.2 To discuss ideas consistent with the discipline and professional expertise.

Examples:

  • Participation in seminars, workshops, conferences, forums in academic and industrial environments
  • Letters to the Editor of scientific and technical journals
  • Graduate and other seminars given
  • Graduate courses of study taught and/or developed
  • Organizing conferences in one’s field of expertise

5.1.3 To maintain professional competence and relevance.

Examples:

  • Proposals submitted
  • Proposals funded
  • Graduate students supervised
  • Graduate research published
  • Affiliation with, and active participation in, professional societies’ affairs
  • Active participation with relevant trade associations
  • Professional Development: courses, consulting, field trips, professional leave, etc.

5.1.4 To encourage students and colleagues to engage in intellectual discourse and inquiry.

Examples:

  • Development of new courses of study
  • Development of new programs of study
  • Research leading to establishment of Centers
  • Formation of multi-university programs
  • Creation of multi-disciplinary programs
  • Fostering special and focused discussion groups
  • Providing leadership in writing about the area of expertise
  • Directing undergraduate research

5.1.5 To evaluate student and colleague performance and achievements on a scholarly basis.

Examples:

  • Contributions to mentoring of faculty colleagues
  • Peer review participation
  • Graduate Committee Co-Chair role with Associate Member of Graduate Faculty
  • Input as a Senior Faculty Member providing direction for untenured faculty
    Service on Search Committees
  • Letters of Recommendation for tenure candidates at other academic institutions
  • Serving on graduate examinations, graduate committees across campus, external examiners

5.1.6 To differentiate official duties as faculty and public servants from personal activities as citizens faculties are encouraged to participate in civic activities but these activities will not substitute for faculty academic responsibilities.

The PTRC recognizes and respects the diverse strengths of each faculty member. The examples listed above should not be considered as all encompassing or limiting requirements but illustrative examples that reflect the spirit of the standards. The PTRC will use these standards to assess the performance of individual tenured faculty members as productive members of the TECS Department, the College, and the University over the review period.

5.2 Standards for Professor

Professors are expected to continue meeting the standards for this rank as stated in NCSU RUL05.67.801 – Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures.