University Citizenship

  1. A faculty member's contributions as a University citizen include service to the Campus, the College, and the University as outlined in Table 3-3.  Less tangible components of citizenship include active participation in College events such as faculty and student recruitment, College meetings and seminars, etc.
  2. Being an active and useful citizen of the 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.  Expectations in service for promotion to Professor are higher than for promotion to Associate Professor.
  3. Other components of service are also considered (including public outreach and public and professional service) in reappointment, tenure and promotion decisions and may differ in their importance among faculty members depending on each faculty member’s duties and responsibilities within the College.

Table 3-3. Assessment of University Citizenship for promotion and tenure


University Citizenship

Typical Activities


Exceeds normal obligations

Significant role in the College and/or University as evidenced by productive service on committees, active participation in significant events, effectively chairing committees, specific administrative assignments and leadership activities, or meaningful public outreach, among other similar citizenship activities


Meets normal obligations

Meets normal College obligations (e.g. as evidenced by service on committees, participation in significant events, and assisting in public outreach, among other similar College activities)



Does not meet obligations

Does not meet College obligations in a timely manner or does not actively participate in significant College events