Considerations for Non-Tenure Track Faculty | School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration Handbook | Kent State University

Considerations for Non-Tenure Track Faculty

  1. Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty Promotion

    FTNTT Faculty members who have completed five (5) consecutive years of employment as a FTNTT Faculty member and one (1) successful Full Performance Review may apply for promotion to the rank of Associate Lecturer/Associate Professor, as applicable, at the time of their second Full Performance Review or with any scheduled performance review thereafter. FTNTT Faculty members who have completed two (2) successful Full Performance Reviews may apply for promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer/Professor, as applicable, in the seventh year of consecutive employment as a FTNTT Faculty member or any year thereafter. Promotion is from rank to rank and is sequential. Candidates for promotion must provide evidence of significant accomplishments in both performance and professional development. Additionally, we expect Faculty to be engaged, responsive to one another, students, and the university community. Promotion files must consist of the following materials:

     

    i.     An up-to-date curriculum vita;

    ii.     Narrative supporting the rationale for promotion;

    iii.          Peer evaluations of teaching at the invitation of the candidate being reviewed.

    iv.          The Evaluation Summary Sheets of Student Evaluations of Instruction (SEI)/Student Surveys of Instruction (SSI) for all courses taught during the period under review;

    v.           Workload statements for at least the past three academic years; and

    vi.          Other materials supporting the request for promotion (e.g., a letter of support from the School Director, Program Coordinator, Faculty colleagues, and/or others who can assess the quality of contributions).

     

    Promotion files must be submitted to the appropriate College office by the second week of the spring semester in which the bargaining unit member is applying for promotion. For promotion to the rank of Associate or Professor, a Faculty member must hold the terminal degree in his/her field. For promotion to Associate or Senior Lecturer, the terminal degree is not required. Recommendation for promotion shall be based on the following criteria:

     

    Performance: To be assessed on the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities associated with the assigned track of the candidate (Instructional, Clinical, Practitioner, or Research).

     

    Professional Development: To be assessed as it relates to the assigned track of the candidate. University Citizenship: To be assessed as it relates to the assigned track of the candidate.

  2. Process

    The performance review will follow the format, procedures, and timelines established by the university and annually distributed through the Office of Faculty Affairs, explained in the FTNTT Performance Reviews and Annual Appointment Guidelines.