Review of NTT and Part-Time Faculty | Department of Economics Handbook | Kent State University

Review of NTT and Part-Time Faculty

  1. NTT faculty

    Reappointment of NTT faculty is based on departmental programmatic and instructional staffing needs, fiscal and budgetary constraints affecting staffing, and satisfaction with fulfillment of duties and responsibilities of employment for the preceding term(s) of employment in an instructional capacity.

    Reappointment of NTT faculty is contingent upon documented, continued and consistent evidence of professional growth and proficiency in teaching and service.  NTT faculty members will be reviewed at the end of their first year and at other times as deemed appropriate by the Economics Department and in accordance with the NTT Collective Bargaining Agreement (NTT-CBA).  The collective bargaining agreement for NTT faculty states that “A member of the bargaining unit who has received appointment for three consecutive academic years shall be subject to full performance review during the third year of appointment before a fourth annual appointment can be anticipated or authorized.”

    This review is intended to assess (1) whether teaching performance is acceptable and (2) whether the faculty member has stayed active in his/her field, either professionally or academically.  Relevant materials will be collected for this purpose (see section VII.C.), and the FAC will make a recommendation to the Chairperson.  The Chairperson will write a letter of evaluation and assessment and make a recommendation to the Dean.

  2. Part-time faculty

    Part-time faculty members teaching economics courses at the Kent and regional campuses will be reviewed at the end of their first year and at least every three years thereafter.  This review is intended to assess (1) whether teaching performance is acceptable and (2) whether the faculty member has stayed active in his/her field, either professionally or academically.  Relevant materials will be collected for this purpose (see section VII.C.), and the FAC will make a recommendation to the Chairperson.  The Chairperson will write a letter of evaluation and assessment to the part-time faculty member.  In the case of regional campus part-time faculty, a copy of the chairperson’s letter will be sent to the College dean, the Regional Campus dean, and the College of Business Administration’s Assistant Dean.

  3. Review file contents

    A file containing the following will be submitted for the review:

    1. An up-to-date c.v. or resume

    2.  A self-evaluation providing an assessment of the candidate’s teaching during the period under review, as well as the candidate’s performance of other responsibilities;

    3. Teaching

    a. Copies of student evaluation forms, including student comments.

     b. Supportive data:

                             i. List of courses taught

     ii. Representative course syllabi

     iii. Representative course examinations

                 c. Copies of published research and/or other evidence of the scholarship of teaching

     d. Other evidence of teaching effectiveness, including teaching portfolio, statement of philosophy, etc.

     4. Research

                 a. Copies of published and/or forthcoming research

                 b. Other evidence of scholarship

  4. Promotion Reviews

    NTT faculty members may be reviewed for promotion in rank, in accordance with the NTT Collective Bargaining Agreement.  The criteria for promotion are stated in the agreement.