RUL 05.68.80 – College of Engineering Post Tenure Review of Faculty

Authority: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

History:  First Issued:  May 15, 2017.

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 regulation establishes college standards for the comprehensive, periodic, cumulative review of the performance of all the college’s tenured faculty through a post-tenure review (PTR). This regulation 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

To meet expectations as a result of the PTR, a tenured associate professor or professor must exhibit the quality of scholarship, teaching, and/or service consistent with the expectations defined in their Statement of Mutual Expectations and those expected for their respective rank.

  1. STANDARDS FOR EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS

3.1 Associate Professors. To exceed expectations as a result of the PTR, a tenured associate professor must exhibit exemplary quality of scholarship, teaching, and/or service beyond the expectations defined in their Statement of Mutual Expectations, as evidenced by recognition from students or external recognitions at the national level, such as awards, citations, fellow grade in professional societies or other evidence of outstanding performance.

3.2 Professors. To exceed expectations as a result of the PTR, a tenured professor must exhibit exemplary quality of scholarship, teaching, and/or service beyond the expectations defined in their Statement of Mutual Expectations, as evidenced by recognition from students or external recognitions at the international level, such as awards, citations, fellow grade in professional societies or other evidence of outstanding performance.

  1. COLLEGE POST TENURE REVIEW COMMITTEE

Section 5.9 of NCSU REG 05.20.04 states that if the Dean’s initial determination of the faculty member’s performance differs from that of the Departmental Post Tenure Review Committee and/or the Department Head, then a College Post Tenure Review Committee is to conduct further review. The College of Engineering Post Tenure Review Committee (CPTRC) is made up of five members, four being departmental representatives elected by their respective departments on a rotational basis, and one member representing the College of Engineering (associate dean representative). Each member serves for a three-year term, and one of the four departmental members is elected by the committee members to serve as the chair for one year. If a member cannot complete his or her designated term, the department will hold a new election to identify a representative (or, if the associate dean’s representative cannot complete the term, the associate will designate a new representative) to complete the term. This composition is the same as the College RPT Committee. This committee collectively reviews each personnel action and provides a written assessment and vote on the proposed action to the Dean.

  1. ADDITIONAL PROCEDURES FOR THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

5.1 The College of Engineering procedure for PTR will follow the procedures outlined in NCSU REG 05.20.04 – Post Tenure Review of Faculty.

5.2 Training. UNC General Administration has provided an online training resource for all faculty and administrators involved in Post-Tenure Review. Departments in the College of Engineering are responsible for collecting certifications from all tenured faculty in the department as well as all staff involved in the Post Tenure Review Process and providing certification to the Dean’s Office that the training is complete.  When any additional faculty are tenured, either from within or via new hires, they will undergo the training as well and the department will collect their certificates.