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Criteria for Promotion to Professor

     To be recommended for Promotion to Professor, the Department requires that a candidate either i) shows a balanced portfolio of excellence across the three areas of research, teaching, and service or ii) is truly exceptional in research and at least very good in teaching and service.  Only performance since the faculty member’s promotion to Associate Professor will be considered when evaluating promotion to Professor.  For promotion to Professor, the criteria for excellence and very good in teaching and service are the same as the criteria outlined in section B on tenure.

    For promotion to Professor, an excellent record in research at the Kent campus would typically be a portfolio consisting of a minimum of five peer-reviewed journal articles that are generally in the Tier 1 and Tier 2 categories.  A portfolio that includes a higher quantity of peer-reviewed articles generally in Tier 2 journals or a lower quantity of articles generally in Tier 1 journals may also meet the criteria for excellence in research.

    For promotion to Professor, an excellent record in research at the regional campuses would typically be a portfolio consisting of a minimum of five peer-reviewed journal articles that are generally in the Tier 2 and Tier 3 categories.  A portfolio that includes a higher quantity of peer-reviewed articles generally in Tier 3 journals or a lower quantity of articles generally in Tier 2 or higher journals may also meet the criteria for excellence in research.

    For promotion to Professor, an exceptional record in research at the Kent campus would typically be a portfolio consisting of a minimum of eight peer-reviewed journal articles that are generally in the Tier 1 and Tier 2 categories.  A portfolio that includes a higher quantity of peer-reviewed articles generally in Tier 2 journals or a lower quantity of articles generally in Tier 1 journals may also meet the criteria for exceptional in research.

    For promotion to Professor, an exceptional record in research at the regional campuses would typically be a portfolio consisting of a minimum of five peer-reviewed journal articles that are generally in the Tier 2 category.  A portfolio that includes a higher quantity of peer-reviewed articles generally in Tier 2 and Tier 3 journals or a portfolio of a lower quantity of articles generally in Tier 1 and Tier 2 journals may also meet the criteria for excellence in research.

Table 2:  Summary of Criteria for Promotion to Professor by Category

 

Research at Kent Campus

Research at Regional Campus

Teaching

Service

Very Good

 

 

Effective design and effective delivery

Sustained service and positive value to the functioning of the department

Excellent

Minimum of five publications, generally Tier 1 and Tier 2

or

Higher quantity of publications, generally Tier 2

or

Lower quantity of publications, generally Tier 1

   

Minimum of four publications, generally Tier 2 and Tier 3

or

Higher quantity of publications, generally Tier 3

or

Lower quantity of  publications, generally Tier 2

Exemplar design and effective delivery

Or

Exemplar delivery and effective design

Significant service and significant value added to the functioning of the department

Exceptional

Minimum of eight publications, generally Tier 1 and Tier 2

or

Higher quantity of publications, generally Tier 2

or

Lower quantity of publications, generally Tier 1

Minimum of five publications, generally Tier 2

or

Higher quantity of publications, generally Tier 2 and Tier 3

or

Lower quantity of  publications, generally in Tier 1 and Tier 2

Exemplar design and exemplar delivery