RUL 05.68.66 – Department of Biological Sciences Post Tenure Review Standards and Procedures

History:  First Issued:  July 31, 2014. 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 RUL05.67.707 – Department of Biological Sciences Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures
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

  1. INTRODUCTION

This rule describes standards and procedures of the Department of Biological Sciences for post tenure review of faculty.  It supplements NC State University’s Policy on Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure and Regulation on Post Tenure Review of Faculty.  To the extent of any inconsistency, the University 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 elected by the tenured faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences.  PTRC members will serve staggered three-year terms with one new member being elected each year.  All tenured faculty in the department are eligible to serve on the PTRC, unless they will be reviewed during the term.

2.1.2  In any given academic year, the member of the PTRC who is serving for his or her last year will chair the committee.  The PRTC Chair should familiarize himself or herself with the applicable policies and regulations and this rule.

2.1.3  The head shall initiate the election at the beginning of the academic year by soliciting nominations during the first two weeks of the fall term.  Reasonable effort will be made to get at least two nominees for the vacant PTRC position.  Elections should be held in the third week of the fall semester.  A candidate will be considered elected if a majority of eligible voters has voted and the candidate receives a majority of the votes cast.  If these conditions are not met then a runoff election will be held during the next week.  The two candidates receiving the most votes will be eligible for the runoff.  For a candidate to be elected, a majority of eligible voters must have participated.  In case of a vacancy on the PTRC, the Department Head after consultation with the Departmental Voting Faculty shall appoint a replacement to serve until the next PTRC election. At that time a new member will be elected to complete the term for that position.

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 university 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 within the realms of responsibility set forth in their Statement of Mutual Expectations at the Associate Professor standard as set forth in the Department’s Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure (RPT) Rule. 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.

Performance that exceeds expectations can be demonstrated by exceptional performance within the realms of responsibility as defined in the Statement of Mutual Expectations at the Associate Professor standard. Exceptional performance includes, but is not limited to, successful leadership of multi-investigator research effort, national recognition for a major research discovery, integration of novel, revolutionary teaching approaches on campus, or external recognition for outstanding research activities.

4.2 Standards for Professor

Professors are to be evaluated to determine if they are performing within the realms of responsibility set forth in their Statement of Mutual Expectations at the standard set forth in the Department’s RPT Rule. 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.

Performance that exceeds expectations can be demonstrated by exceptional performance within the realms of responsibility as defined in the Statement of Mutual Expectations at the Full Professor standard. Exceptional performance includes, but is not limited to, successful leadership of multi-institution research effort, international recognition for a major research discovery, receipt of a major teaching award, or election as president of a prominent professional society.