Standards for the Evaluation of University Citizenship

A Faculty member's contributions as a University citizen include service to the Program, College, and the University as outlined in Table 3.  The merits of University service 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 department events such as faculty and graduate student recruitment, seminars, department meetings and seminars, etc.

Being an active and useful citizen of the Program, 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 should meet high citizenship expectation for promotion to Associate Professor.

Other components of service are also considered including, but not limited to, 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.

  1. Table 3. Assessment of University Citizenship for Promotion and Tenure

    Citizenship Assessment

    Examples of Accomplishments Corresponding to the Assessment Score

    Exceeds obligations

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

    Meets obligations

    Meets the Program, College, and University obligations, participation in commencements and events (e.g., lectures, reviews), service on committee(s).

    Does not meet obligations

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

    College/University events