University Citizenship

A faculty member's contributions as a University citizen include collegial and productive service to the Department, the Campus, the College, and the University as outlined in Table 4.  Candidates should list the administrative assignments completed, the Departmental and University committees that they chaired, and other committee participation.  The candidate’s documentation of service should provide some indication of the candidate’s role and duties in each assignment.  Less tangible components of citizenship include active participation in department events such as faculty and student recruitment, colloquia and seminars, department meetings, etc., as well as public outreach and public and professional service.

Being an active and useful citizen of the Department, Campus, College and University is expected and valued; however, service of any magnitude cannot be considered more important than a candidate's research and other scholarly activity and instructional responsibilities.  Service expectations for promotion to Professor are higher than for promotion to Associate Professor.  

Table 4. Assessment of University Citizenship for promotion and tenure.

Citizenship Assessment

Examples of Accomplishments Corresponding to the Assessment Score

Exceeds obligations

Significant role in Department, Campus, College and/or University as evidenced, for example, by productive service on committees, demonstration of leadership by effectively chairing important committees, active participation in significant events, effective service in specific administrative assignments, meaningful public outreach.

Satisfies obligations

Meets the minimal Department/Campus obligations by effectively participating in assigned committees.

Does not meet obligations

Does not meet Department/Campus obligations in a timely manner or does not actively participate in significant departmental/campus events.