Table 3-2A Performance Levels for Assessment of Scholarship for Tenure and Promotion


Table 3-2A. Performance Levels for Assessment of Scholarship for Tenure and Promotion

Level

 

Scholarship

Outstanding

Definition: Nationally/Internationally acclaimed scholarship. 

 

Accomplishments: During the candidate’s review period, meets all of the following criteria.

 

1) At least five peer-reviewed publications in the discipline. At least two instances must be in a peer-reviewed journal.1

 

2) At least one significant externally-funded grant (funding, equipment, software, in-kind support, etc.) 1

 

3) At least two poster/oral presentations at a regional/national/ international conference, meeting, symposium, workshop, seminar, etc.

4) Completes at least 40 instances of the items listed in Table 3-2B (Criteria for Evaluation of Scholarship), to include at least 15 instances of the items associated with “Exemplary” activities/accomplishments.

 

5) Possesses the terminal degree, as defined in Appendix A (Required/Terminal Degrees) of this Handbook, in the candidate’s primary academic program area or in an appropriately-related field.

Outstanding

Definition: Nationally/Internationally acclaimed scholarship. 

 

Accomplishments: During the candidate’s review period, meets all of the following criteria.

 

1) At least five peer-reviewed publications in the discipline. At least two instances must be in a peer-reviewed journal.1

 

2) At least one significant externally-funded grant (funding, equipment, software, in-kind support, etc.) 1

 

3) At least two poster/oral presentations at a regional/national/ international conference, meeting, symposium, workshop, seminar, etc.

4) Completes at least 40 instances of the items listed in Table 3-2B (Criteria for Evaluation of Scholarship), to include at least 15 instances of the items associated with “Exemplary” activities/accomplishments.

 

5) Possesses the terminal degree, as defined in Appendix A (Required/Terminal Degrees) of this Handbook, in the candidate’s primary academic program area or in an appropriately-related field.

Very Good

Definition: Emerging nationally recognized scholarship.

 

Accomplishments: Meets all of the following criteria.

 

1A) For Six-year Tenure Track appointments or promotion to Associate Professor: At least three peer-reviewed publications in the discipline. At least one instance must be in a peer-reviewed journal.1

 

1B) For Three-year Tenure Track appointments or accelerated promotion to Associate Professor: At least one peer-reviewed journal publication in the discipline.1

 

2) At least one significant externally-funded grant proposal (funding, equipment, software, in-kind support, etc.) 1

 

3A) For Six-year Tenure Track appointments or promotion to Associate Professor: At least one poster/oral presentation at a regional/national/ international conference, meeting, symposium, workshop, seminar, etc.

 

3B) For Three-year Tenure Track appointments or accelerated promotion to Associate Professor: At least one poster/oral presentation at a regional/national/ international conference, meeting, symposium, workshop, seminar, etc.

 

4A) For Six-year Tenure Track appointments or promotion to Associate Professor: Completes at least 20 instances of the items listed in Table 3-2B (Criteria for Evaluation of Scholarship), to include at least five instances of the items associated with “Exemplary” activities/accomplishments.

 

4B) For Three-year Tenure Track appointments or accelerated promotion to Associate Professor: Completes at least 10 instances of the items listed in Table 3-2B (Criteria for Evaluation of Scholarship), to include at least three instances of the items associated with “Exemplary” activities/accomplishments.

 

5) Possession of the terminal degree, as defined in Appendix A (Required/Terminal Degrees) of this Handbook, in the candidate’s primary academic program area or in an appropriately-related field.

Good

Definition: Active scholarship.

Accomplishments: Meets all of the following criteria.

 

1A) For Six-year Tenure Track appointments or promotion to Associate Professor: At least two peer-reviewed publications in the discipline. At least one instance must be in a peer-reviewed journal.1

 

1B) For Three-year Tenure Track appointments or accelerated promotion to Associate Professor: At least one peer-reviewed publication in the discipline.1

 

2) At least one significant externally-funded grant proposal (funding, equipment, software, in-kind support, etc.) 1

 

3A) For Six-year Tenure Track appointments or promotion to Associate Professor: At least one poster/oral presentation at a regional/national/ international conference, meeting, symposium, workshop, seminar, etc.

 

3B) For Three-year Tenure Track appointments or accelerated promotion to Associate Professor: At least one poster/oral presentation at a regional/national/ international conference, meeting, symposium, workshop, seminar, etc.

 

4A) For Six-year Tenure Track appointments or promotion to Associate Professor: Completes at least 15 instances of the items listed in Table 3-2B (Criteria for Evaluation of Scholarship), to include at least three instances of the items associated with “Exemplary” activities/accomplishments.

 

4B) For Three-year Tenure Track appointments or accelerated promotion to Associate Professor: Completes at least eight instances of the items listed in Table 3-2B (Criteria for Evaluation of Scholarship), to include at least two instances of the items associated with “Exemplary” activities/accomplishments.

 

5) Possession of the terminal degree, as defined in Appendix A (Required/Terminal Degrees) of this Handbook, in the candidate’s primary academic program area or in an appropriately-related field.

 

Weak

Definition: Limited scholarship.

 

Accomplishments: Meets all of the following criteria.

 

1A) For Six-year Tenure Track appointments or promotion to Associate Professor: Only one peer-reviewed publication in the discipline. 1

 

1B) For Three-year Tenure Track appointments or accelerated promotion to Associate Professor: Only one peer-reviewed publication in the discipline.1

 

2) One or less significant externally-funded grant proposal (funding, equipment, software, in-kind support, etc.) 1

 

3A) For Six-year Tenure Track appointments or promotion to Associate Professor: Only one poster/oral presentations at a regional/national/ international conference, meeting, symposium, workshop, seminar, etc.

 

3B) For Three-year Tenure Track appointments or accelerated promotion to Associate Professor: One or less poster/oral presentation at a regional/national/ international conference, meeting, symposium, workshop, seminar, etc.

 

4A) For Six-year Tenure Track appointments or promotion to Associate Professor: Completes at least 10 instances of the items listed in Table 3-2B (Criteria for Evaluation of Scholarship), to include at least two instances of the items associated with “Exemplary” activities/accomplishments.

 

4B) For Three-year Tenure Track appointments or accelerated promotion to Associate Professor: Completes at least five instances of the items listed in Table 3-2B (Criteria for Evaluation of Scholarship), to include at least one instance of the items associated with “Exemplary” activities/accomplishments.

 

5) Possession of the terminal degree, as defined in Appendix A (Required/Terminal Degrees) of this Handbook, in the candidate’s primary academic program area or in an appropriately-related field.

 

Poor

Definition:  No scholarship.

Accomplishments: Does not meet all of the criteria for the “Weak” level of Scholarship


1Exceptions may be granted to those faculty whose primary responsibilities are in the Air Traffic Control, Aviation Management, Aviation Human Factors, or Aviation Safety academic areas.