University Citizenship

  1. Accomplishments and/or contributions in University Citizenship are neither required nor expected of full-time non-tenure track faculty. However, when a candidate has University Citizenship-related accomplishments, those accomplishments may be considered and will contribute to the bargaining unit member’s overall record of accomplishments. Accomplishments in this area can help improve the rating in Teaching and Professional Development at the discretion of the college's review committee. 
  2. University Citizenship activities include service to the Academic Program Area, the Campus, the College, and the University as outlined in Tables 3-8A and 3-8B. The merits of University Citizenship should be evaluated as to (1) whether the candidate chaired the committee or was a contributing member and (2) the importance of the service to the mission of the unit served. Less tangible components of citizenship include active participation in program area events such as faculty and graduate student recruitment, seminars, program area meetings and seminars, etc. Contributions will be assessed as it relates to the assigned track of the candidate. 
  3. Other components of citizenship are also considered (including public outreach and public and professional service) in promotion decisions and may differ in their importance among faculty members depending on each faculty member’s duties and responsibilities within the College. 
  4. University Citizenship – Instructional Track
    While university citizenship is not required of non-tenure track faculty, if the member elects to perform service and include materials for consideration the following types of activities will be considered. Service on unit and/or college committees, university level committees, state and national level committees, advising student organizations, hosting of workshops and/or conferences, community involvement representing Kent State University or the CAE, service to the AAUP; and related activities. 
  5. University Citizenship – Practitioner Track
    While university citizenship is not required of non-tenure track faculty, if the member elects to perform service and include materials for consideration the following types of activities will be considered. Service on unit and/or college committees, university level committees, state and national level committees, advising student organizations, hosting of workshops and/or conferences, community involvement representing Kent State University or the CAE, service to the AAUP; and related activities. 
  1. Table 3-8A. Assessment of University Citizenship for Promotion

    Rating

    Citizenship Assessment

    Examples of Accomplishments Corresponding to the Assessment Score

    Excellent

    Meets or exceeds

    obligation

    Significant role in Academic Program Area, College, Campus, and/or University as evidenced by productive service on committees, active participation in significant events, effectively chairing committees, specific administrative assignments, meaningful public outreach.

    Very Good

    Good

    Meets obligation

    Meets status quo for general participation in Academic Program Area, College, Campus, and/or University service.

    Fair

    Poor

    Does not meet obligation

    Does not meet obligations as defined by the candidate’s workload statement.

  2. Table 3-8B. Criteria for Evaluation of Performance for University Service

    CAE Guidelines

    Criteria for Evaluation of Performance

    Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty

     

    University Citizenship

     

    Note: Reviewers will evaluate based upon the documented degree of excellence achieved within any given category. 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.

     

    University Citizenship is not required of faculty for promotion, however, when it exists, the items in the list below and similar items at the discretion of the committee will be considered and will aid the promotion effort. Accomplishments in this area can help improve the rating in Teaching and/or Professional Development at the discretion of the college's review committee.

     

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

     

    Viewed as exemplary performance:

    • Committee membership citations, accompanied by documentation of candidate's contributions, accomplishments, leadership roles, etc.
    • Service awards (outside field of discipline)
    • Leadership in planning/organizing campus recruiting event, with clear documentation of candidate's role and impact of the event
    • Leadership role and extraordinary participation in successful internship and/or co-op and/or practicum programs for a campus or discipline. Documentation of candidate's activity and impact of the program required.
    • Organization of a professional conference at a regional or state level; serving as a section chair or higher at a national or international conference
    • Participation in community development activities and grants integrated with one’s discipline
    • Organization of consortia to articulate with and perpetuate one’s program or discipline
    • Service to the American Association of University Professors
    • Service on Provost Level advisory committees such as the NPAC and/or as a Provost Fellow

     

    Viewed favorably:

    • Presentations for service or professional organizations outside of area of expertise
    • Active and regular participation in successful internship and/or co-op and/or practicum programs. Projects integrating and engaging students with businesses/industry/government.
    • Advising student organization inside or outside of one's discipline
    • Participation in campus linkage with Advisory Board (document degree of participation, accomplishments, etc.)
    • Participation in campus/program recruiting event
    • Participation in campus/program marketing initiative, e.g., creation/design of marketing materials
    • Participation in the integration of community with program activities.

     

    Viewed unfavorably and/or not considered:

    • Poorly documented citations in any University Citizenship activities; citations without evidence of candidate's contributions, accomplishments, leadership roles