Table 3-2B Criteria for Evaluation of Performance in Scholarship

  1. Table 3-2B. Criteria for Evaluation of Performance in Scholarship
     

    CAE Guidelines

    Criteria for Evaluation of Performance

    Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

     

    Scholarship

     

    Reviewers will base their evaluation upon the documented degree of excellence achieved in Scholarship for those activities that are related to the applicant’s discipline. The candidate is expected to provide a clear explanation of the nature and importance of accomplishments, initiatives taken, leadership roles, etc. Reviewers will be looking for specifics.

     

    It is the responsibility of the candidate to demonstrate the significance of their scholarly efforts and activities. Documentation of those efforts should demonstrate the degree of application to Scholarship such as the impact on the profession or discipline, professional growth, etc.  It is the candidate’s responsibility to identify the nature and importance of an activity, their role in the activity, and their level of participation and contribution to the activity. For publications and presentations, the candidate should describe the importance of the organization/group involved, the publication medium, and/or the meeting forum.  For peer-reviewed items the candidate should describe the peer-review venue/forum and should describe the review process, the review panel composition, the number of articles received, and the number of articles accepted. For research efforts, the candidate should describe the significance and importance of their research.

     

    The activities listed below are not all-inclusive and the committee may consider items submitted by the faculty member that are not listed, but are relevant.

     

     

    Viewed as Exemplary:
     

    • Membership as a board member, officer, official, or consultant in professional standards, regulatory, or advisory organizations
    • Refereed/peer-reviewed papers published in the highest-tier journals in the discipline
    • Refereed/peer-reviewed papers published in the middle-tier journals in the discipline
    • Refereed/peer-reviewed papers published in the proceedings of highest-tier conferences/symposiums in the discipline
    • Refereed/peer-reviewed papers published in the proceedings of middle-tier conferences/symposiums in discipline
    • Authorship of a professional/scientific/technical book
    • Authorship of chapter(s) in a professional/scientific/technical book
    • Professional experience (e.g. consulting, paid or unpaid) related to the discipline
    • Membership by invitation in professional/scientific honor societies
    • Awarding of a patent within one's discipline
    • Establishment of a nationally/internationally recognized research program
    • Extramural/externally funded research or development grants; research or development seed grants
    • Research-related service to national, international, or regional organizations
    • Awards, recognition from national and international professional or scientific societies
    • Impact of scholarship in the profession as measured through an exceptional level of citations of published work
    • Membership as a board member, officer, official, or consultant in professional standards, regulatory, or advisory organizations
    • Chief editor of a professional or scientific journal or monograph
    • Panel moderator/director at a professional conference or meeting
    • Commercialization of a product or services related to one’s discipline
    • Leader and major contributor in establishing a new academic program
    • Leader and major contributor in establishing a nationally/internationally recognized research area/program
    • Leader and major contributor for the initial accreditation of an academic program
    • Keynote speaker at a professional conference/symposium/meeting
    • Advising/directing students in graduate research
    • Advising or sponsoring student design or engineering efforts in regional, national, or international competitions
    • Integration of new and emerging knowledge, technology, or methods into research or curriculum
    • Invited or refereed/peer-reviewed presentations or posters at professional or scholarly meetings, conferences, symposiums, or other forums
       


    Viewed as Favorable:
     

    • Authorship of non-refereed items publications such as technical reports, contractor reports, white papers, etc.
    • Book review of technical/professional/scientific books
    • Contributions to non-refereed professional newsletters, websites, blogs, and other forums
    • Unfunded grant proposals (including RFPs)
    • Pending grant proposals (including RFPs)
    • Awarding of patents outside one's discipline
    • Textbook reviewer or author of supplemental materials for an existing textbook
    • Papers published in the lower-tier journals in the discipline
    • Papers, articles, professional publications, and other scholarly publications in the discipline (non-refereed)
    • Editing a refereed journal, or reviewer of refereed journal articles or monographs
    • Advising students who present at Kent State University undergraduate or graduate research symposiums
    • Advising students who present at student national or regional conferences
    • Advising/directing students in undergraduate research
    • Advising students who present at Kent State University undergraduate or graduate research symposiums
    • Advising students who present at international, national, or regional conferences/symposiums
    • Advising/directing students in undergraduate research
    • Research or consulting partnerships with business, government, or industry that are discipline related
    • Significant participation in establishing a new academic program
    • Significant participation in establishing a nationally/internationally recognized research area/program
    • Significant participation in the initial accreditation of an academic program
    • Research-related service to state or local organizations
    • Impact of scholarship in the profession as measured through a significant level of citations of published work
    • Submitted papers/publications pending acceptance
    • Advising or sponsoring student design or engineering efforts in state or local competitions
    • Technical presentations at other departments or institutions
    • Non-refereed/non-peer reviewed presentations or posters presented at professional or scholarly meetings, conferences, symposiums, or other forums


    Viewed unfavorably and/or not considered:
     

    • Minimal activity with respect to scholarship
    • Poorly explained and/or poorly documented citations of any scholarly activity
    • Articles submitted for review but not accepted or in print
    • Scholarship in areas not related to discipline/assignment

     

    Notes on Scholarly Activities:

    • Publications include: papers in refereed/peer-reviewed journals of recognized quality, peer-reviewed conference proceedings, books, and book chapters.  Evaluation of publication record will include an assessment of quality and impact on the field as well as quantity.  Papers of exceptional length, impact and quality are given increased recognition. 

     

    • “Grants” refers to extramural funding where the role of the faculty member in securing the funding is clearly demonstrated and which are of sufficient magnitude to support research at a level and duration appropriate for the discipline. Grant support includes funding, software, equipment, materials, supplies, and personnel (graduate students, research technicians and/or post-doctoral associates).  “Seed Grants” are extramural grants that are not of sufficient magnitude to fully support doctoral students or are intramural grants.  "Seed Grants" should be designed to lead to successful applications for “Grants.” Grantsmanship should be commensurate with the field of research with the recognition that the dollar amount of awards varies among fields.  Faculty should identify their portion of the grant funding/support received for any grants that are awarded to multiple recipients.  

     

    • Recognitions from scientific societies include, for example, election to office, editorial board membership, editorship, etc.  Service to federal/state institutions includes service on federal proposal panels, site visits, and other research related activities.

     

    • Forthcoming and in-press works may be considered as part of the evaluation of a candidate’s work for tenure.
       
    • Integration refers to assimilating the emerging knowledge/technology in a new manner, using it in a new way, thereby contributing to new knowledge and new scholarship which must be demonstrated in the record.