RUL 05.68.72 – College of Education Post Tenure Review of Faculty

Authority: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

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.

  1. STANDARDS FOR MEETING EXPECTATIONS

2.1.Standards for Associate Professor

2.1.1. Associate professors are expected to have established a strong record of accomplishments in their areas of expertise, have peer recognition and be upholding of the needs of the college and university. Associate professors are also expected to show progress toward meeting the standards to be promoted to professor in the future.

2.1.2. In order to receive a judgment of ‘meets expectations,’ an associate professor must provide evidence of accomplishments in their realms of responsibility as described in their Statement of Mutual Expectations, at the standard set forth for associate professor in the Department Rule on Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures.

2.1.3. Associate professors must also present evidence that they are maintaining the standards for promotion to associate professor as set forth in NCSU POL 05.20.01 Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion and Permanent Tenure and those in Rule 05.67.204 College of Education Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures.

2.2.Standards for Professor

2.2.1. Professors are expected to have documented accomplishment in their realms of responsibility, and promise of continuing contributions in the future. They are to have established an excellent reputation among their peers, both nationally and internationally, and be known as an expert in their field.

2.2.2. In order to receive a judgment of ‘meets expectations,’ a professor must provide evidence of accomplishments in their realms of responsibilities as described in their Statement of Mutual Expectations at the standard set forth for professor in the Department Rule on Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures.

2.2.3. Professors must also present evidence that they are maintaining the standards for promotion to professor as set forth in NCSU POL 05.20.01 Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion and Permanent Tenure and those in Rule 05.67.204 College of Education Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures.

  1. STANDARDS FOR EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS

3.1.Standards for Associate Professor

3.1.1. In order to receive a judgment of ‘exceeds expectations,’ an associate professor must provide evidence of accomplishments in their realms of responsibility as described in their Statement of Mutual Expectations, that far exceeds the standard set forth for associate professor in the Department Rule on Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures.

3.1.2. In addition, associate professors must also present evidence that they are significantly exceeding the standards for promotion to associate professor as set forth in NCSU POL 05.20.01 Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion and Permanent Tenure and those in Rule 05.67.204 College of Education Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures.

Some examples of evidence that would result in a judgment of ‘exceeds expectations’ might include: an extraordinary number of refereed publications, extraordinary external funding awarded, extremely prestigious national/ international awards such as the education-related awards listed by U.S. News and World Report, or extraordinary student and peer teaching evaluations.

3.2.Standards for Professor

3.2.1. In order to receive a judgment of ‘exceeds expectations,’ a professor must provide evidence of accomplishments in their realms of responsibility as described in their Statement of Mutual Expectations, that far exceeds the standard set forth for professor in the Department Rule on Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures.

3.2.2. In addition, professors must also present evidence that they are significantly exceeding the standards for promotion to associate professor as set forth in NCSU POL 05.20.01 Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion and Permanent Tenure and those in Rule 05.67.204 College of Education Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures.

Some examples of evidence that would result in a judgment of ‘exceeds expectations’ might include: an extraordinary number of refereed publications, extraordinary external funding awarded, extremely prestigious national/ international awards such as the education-related awards listed by U.S. News and World Report, or extraordinary student and peer teaching evaluations.

  1. 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 Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee (CRPTC) will serve as the College Post Tenure Review Committee when needed and in accord with Section 6.4 of REG 05.20.04.  The CRPTC is constituted and the members and the chair are elected in accord with prevailing practices as stipulated in Section 7.6.2. of Rule 05.67.204 College of Education Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures.

  1. ADDITIONAL PROCEDURES FOR THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

5.1 The College of Education will disseminate a general timeline for post-tenure reviews of faculty to begin no sooner than the first day of the fall semester and to be completed by March 1 of that academic year.

5.2 Training. UNC General Administration has provided an online training resource for all faculty and administrators involved in Post-Tenure Review. Each faculty member and administrator to be involved in the Post-Tenure Review process must have completed the digital training modules provided by the UNC General Administration prior to the start of the current PTR cycle.  Upon successful completion of the modules each individual will provide to his or her Department Head or other supervisor the Attestation of Completion for training on Conducting Post-Tenure Review (PTR) at UNC Institutions.  Department Heads and supervisors will certify in writing to the Dean that all involved individuals have completed training, and the Dean will report in writing to the Provost that the College has complied with the training requirement.  Individuals having completed the training will be considered prepared through the current and three subsequent PTR cycles.