RUL 05.68.67 – College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Post Tenure Review of Faculty

Authority: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost for Academic Affairs

History:  First Issued: July 21, 2016.

Related Policies:
UNC Policy 400.3.3 – Performance Review of Tenured Faculty
UNC Policy 400.3.3.1[G] – Guidelines on Performance Review of Tenured Faculty
NCSU REG05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty
NCSU POL05.20.01 – Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion and Permanent Tenure
NCSU POL05.25.01 – Faculty Grievance and Non-Reappointment Review Policy
NCSU REG05.20.13 – Joint and Associate Faculty Appointments
NCSU REG05.20.20 – Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Dossier Format Requirements

Additional References:
Promotion and Tenure Departmental Standards and Procedures
Departmental Post Tenure Review Rules
N C Gen Stat. 126-24

1. INTRODUCTION

This rule establishes college information for the comprehensive, periodic, cumulative review of the performance of all the college’s tenured faculty. This rule is consistent with the requirements of NC State’s REG 05.20.04 Post Tenure Review of Faculty, UNC Policy 400.3.3 – Performance Review of Tenured Faculty and UNC Policy 400.3.3.1[G] – Guidelines on Performance Review of Tenured Faculty.

2.  STANDARDS FOR MEETING EXPECTATIONS

For a faculty member to receive a “meets expectations” they need to perform at an acceptable level as defined in their Statement of Mutual Expectations.

3.  STANDARDS FOR EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS

The faculty in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences perform at an exceptionally high level and it is expected that a faculty member will be at the top of their field.    For a faculty member to “exceed expectations” they would need to win a top internationally known award or other similar level of achievement.  The recommendation and use of “exceeds” expectations will be reserved for only the most exceptional performance.

4.  COLLEGE POST TENURE REVIEW COMMITTEE

Section 6.4 of REG 05.20.04 states that if the Dean’s initial determination of the faculty member’s performance differs from that of the Department Post Tenure Review Committee and/or the Department Head, then a College Post Tenure Review Committee is to be involved.

The College will form an Ad Hoc committee when there is not agreement in the post tenure review. The committee will be comprised of three full professors in the college in similar disciplines to the person being reviewed. The professors will not all be from the same department.   The dean and associate deans of the college will select the committee based on input from department heads, expertise of the faculty, appointment of the faculty (research, teaching and extension) and diversity.    The term will be for one year.  The chair will be selected by the committee.  If a member on the committee needs to be replaced, the replacement will be selected by the dean.

5.  ADDITIONAL PROCEDURES FOR THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES

5.1   Post tenure review will be completed by June 1 for each academic year.

5.2 Training. UNC General Administration has provided an online training resource for all faculty and administrators involved in Post-Tenure Review.

CALS Departments will upload the training certifications to a shared electronic location. They may keep paper copies in the departmental main office.