University/Professional Citizenship

  1. A faculty member's contributions as a University citizen include service to the candidate’s Academic Program Area, the Campus, the College, and the University as outlined in Tables 3-4A and 3-4B. The merits of University Citizenship should be evaluated as to: 1) whether or not the candidate chaired the committee listed; and 2) the importance of the service to the mission of the unit served. Less tangible components of citizenship include active participation in Academic Program Area events such as faculty and graduate student recruitment, seminars, Academic Program Area meetings and seminars, etc.
  2. Being an active and useful citizen of the Academic Program Area, 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.
  1. Table 3-4A Performance Levels for Assessment of University Citizenship for Tenure and Promotion

    Level

    University Citizenship

    Exceeds Obligation

    Definition:  Significant role in school, college, and/or university service.  Significant role in academic, professional, and scientific communities and associations at international, national, state, and local levels.

    Accomplishments: Meets the following criteria.

     

    1) For Six-year Tenure Track appointments, promotion to Associate Professor, or promotion to Professor:

    Completes at least 40 instances of the items listed in Table 3-4B (Criteria for Evaluation of University Citizenship), to include at least 20 instances of the items associated with “Exemplary” activities/accomplishments.

     

    2) For Three-year Tenure Track appointments or accelerated promotion to Associate Professor:

    Completes at least 20 instances of the items listed in Table 3-4B (Criteria for Evaluation of University Citizenship), to include at least 10 instances of the items associated with “Exemplary” activities/accomplishments.

     

    Note: The “instances” in the University Citizenship area are defined on a semester basis (Fall/Spring/Summer).

    Meets Obligation

    Definition:  Active involvement in school, college, and/or university service.   Active involvement in academic and professional communities and professional associations at international, national, state, and local levels.

    Accomplishments: Meets the following criteria. 

    1) For Six-year Tenure Track appointments or promotion to Associate Professor, or promotion to Professor:

    Completes at least 20 instances of the items listed in Table 3-4B (Criteria for Evaluation of University Citizenship), to include at least 10 instances of the items associated with “Exemplary” activities/accomplishments.

     

    2) For Three-year Tenure Track appointments or accelerated promotion to Associate Professor:

    Completes at least 10 instances of the items listed in Table 3-4B (Criteria for Evaluation of University Citizenship), to include at least five instances of the items associated with “Exemplary” activities/accomplishments.

    Note: The “instances” in the University Citizenship area are defined on a semester basis (Fall/Spring/Summer).

    Does Not Meet Obligations

    Definition:  Does not actively participate in service activities or minimal record of involvement in service activities. Fails to follow-through on assigned obligations.

    Accomplishments: Meets the following criteria. 

    1) For Six-year Tenure Track appointments or promotion to Associate Professor, or promotion to Professor:

    Completes less than 20 instances of the items listed in Table 3-4B (Criteria for Evaluation of University Citizenship), and/or less than 10 instances of the items associated with “Exemplary” activities/accomplishments.

     

    2) For Three-year Tenure Track appointments or accelerated promotion to Associate Professor:

    Completes less than 10 instances of the items listed in Table 3-4B (Criteria for Evaluation of University Citizenship), and/or less than five instances of the items associated with “Exemplary” activities/accomplishments.

     

    Note: The “instances” in the University Citizenship area are defined on a semester basis (Fall/Spring/Summer).

     

     

    Note: Other components of citizenship 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. Leadership and participation in learned societies and professional organizations are reviewed as part of one's citizenship record. 

  2. Table3-4B Criteria for Evaluation of Performance In University Service

    CAE Guidelines

    Criteria for Evaluation of Performance

    Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty

     

    University Citizenship

     

    Reviewers will base their evaluation upon the documented degree of excellence achieved in University Citizenship for service activities. 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 impact of their citizenship/service efforts and activities. Documentation of those efforts should identify the nature and importance of an activity, their role in the activity, and their level of participation and contribution to the activity, along with a description of the forum and/or entities involved. 

     

    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:

    • Committee membership acclaim/citations, accompanied by documentation of candidate's contributions, accomplishments, leadership roles, etc. 
    • Service awards from organizations within the field of discipline
    • Leadership in planning/organizing a campus recruiting event
    • Leadership role in successful internship and/or co-op and/or practicum programs
    • Organization of a professional conference at a regional or state level; serving as a section chair or higher at a regional, 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
    • Office held in an organization related to the discipline at the regional, national, or international level
    • Establishment of professional or scientific alliances
    • Membership as a board member or officer/official in academic, professional, or scientific societies/organizations
    • Membership as a board member, officer, official, or consultant in government regulatory or advisory bodies
    • University-level committee, commission, or board membership
    • College-level committee chair
    • Leadership on university, college, and academic program area committees and boards
    • Leadership to the professional community and professional associations at the international, national, or regional level
    • Holding office as part of the executive board of professional or scientific associations at the international, national, or regional level
    • Leadership in professional committees and working groups at the international, national, or regional level
    • Advising a student organization related to one's discipline (e.g., a student chapter of a professional organization)

     

    Viewed as Favorable:

    • Publication of discipline-related, non-refereed articles in magazines, newspapers, web sites, blogs, etc. that are provided for the general public
    • 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, or government
    • Advising a student organization outside of one's discipline
    • Participation on advisory boards
    • Participation in campus/program recruiting events
    • Participation in campus/program marketing initiatives, e.g., creation/design of marketing materials
    • Participation in the integration of community with program activities
    • Office held in an organization related to the discipline at the state or local level
    • Membership in professional or scientific organizations/societies
    • Student retention and recruiting activities
    • College-level and/or Division-level administrative positions held
    • College-level committee membership
    • Academic Division-level ad hoc committee membership
    • Active participation on university, college, and academic program area committees and boards
    • Service awards from organizations outside the field of discipline
    • Significant participation in successful internship and/or co-op and/or practicum programs
    • Discipline-related presentations in public forums
    • Organizing University forums or exhibits
    • Active participation in noteworthy events
    • Participation on university, college, and academic program area committees and boards
    • Participation on professional committees and working groups
    • Holding office as part of the executive board of professional or scientific associations at the state or local level
    • Leadership to the professional community and professional associations at the state or local level
    • Leadership to professional committees and working groups at the state or local level

     

    Viewed unfavorably and/or not considered:

    • Minimal activity with respect to University Citizenship
    • Poorly documented citations in any University Citizenship activities; citations without evidence of candidate's contributions, accomplishments, leadership roles
    • Publication of non-refereed minor newspaper articles, letters to the editor, blogs, op-eds, etc.
    • No evidence of exemplary performance