APPENDICES | Department of Accounting Handbook – College of Business Administration | Kent State University

APPENDICES

  1. Appendix II: Faculty Teaching Performance

    The Faculty Senate has endorsed the Report on faculty Teaching Performance for distribution through the Office of the Vice-President of Academic and Student Affairs to Deans and Heads of all academic units throughout the University. It is the specific intent of the Faculty Senate that this document be the subject of discussion among the faculty at Kent State University, that the list of the basic requirements stated below be included in the Faculty Handbook of each department or school, and that the report be advertised and discussed with new faculty, with part-time and temporary instructors, and with graduate fellows and teaching assistants in every academic unit.

    The list below does not address those subtle and complex qualities that go toward making an outstanding course or an outstanding professor. Rather it addresses those items that lie within the power of all faculty to follow, exhibit, or adopt.

    I.       Class Management
    The following items are seen as minimal expectations of any college instructor. For the most part they involve actions and procedures easily undertaken and readily assessable.
     

    • Regular and reasonable office hours consistent with departmental policy and the needs of students.

    • Provision of syllabus, including but not limited to the following:

    (1)     a statement on course objectives and expectations;

    (2)     a general calendar indicating the substance and sequence of the course and important dates and deadlines; and

    (3)     a clear statement of grading policy and grade weighting.

    • Punctuality in starting/ending classes.

    • Reasonable notification of a provision for faculty absence.

    • Adequate notification of assignments, examinations, changes in syllabus.

    • Provision of reasonable make-up procedures for legitimately missed exams or other graded work.

    • Evaluation of work with adequate and constructive comments written on the students' papers or orally to the whole class as is appropriate to the character of the test or assignment.

    • Evaluation of work within a reasonable time frame that allows the student to benefit from the instructor's comments prior to the next assignment.

    II.      Basic Pedagogy

    While the intellectual and judgmental skills essential for acceptable teaching are more open to interpretation than class management techniques, the following items are presented as constructive suggestions for the improvement of teaching on our campuses.
    • Content, assignments, and approach reasonable to the level, aims, and nature of the course.

    • Concern for appropriate teaching technique.

    • Effective use of class time.

    • Adequate class and course preparation.

    • Testing and grading practices that relate directly to course content and assignments.

    • Communication skills appropriate to the level of students and subject matter in the course.[1]

    • Knowledgeability and currency regarding subject matter.[2]

    III.     Student-Faculty Relations

    Interpersonal relations inevitably are difficult to prescribe and evaluate, and yet they set the tone and environment for the learning experience. In this regard, the Committee views the following as essential.
    • Courtesy/civility/respect.

    • Establishing a climate wherein questions, relevant comments, and intellectual interaction are encouraged.

    • Nondiscriminatory treatment of students based on their personal or social backgrounds, preferences, or characteristics.

     

    [1] It is largely the responsibility of the administration to identify the problem area in communication skills through appropriate screening procedures and when complaints are raised concerning faculty. A plan for faculty improvement should be prescribed and then appropriate class assignments be made for the faculty member involved.

    [2] It is the responsibility of faculty members to remain current in the material covered in their own courses and to be knowledgeable about developments in their disciplines, especially as regards changes in cognate courses within the department or school curriculum. The administration shares this responsibility, first in providing time and encouragement for professional development, and second, in responsibly managing class assignments appropriate to the knowledge and background of the individual faculty member.

     

     

  2. Appendix III: Model File Format for Faculty Excellence Awards

    File Materials and Organization: Merit files should be submitted in a three ring binder using tabs. The dividers should be labeled: (1) Summary, (2) Teaching (3) Service, and (4) Research and/or Creative Activity. Use a second binder if necessary, but mark them Volume 1 of 2 and Volume 2 of 2.

    Summary section

    *        Merit Pay Submission Form (see Appendix IV).

    *        Certification of File Completeness (see Appendix IV).

    *        Current vitae

    *        Summary of activities (see Appendix IV) showing courses taught and all Departmental service activities receiving workload equivalency in every semester during the merit period.

    *        Summary letter/memo indicating why the faculty member believes he/she is meritorious for areas for which merit pay consideration is requested.

    Scholarship of Teaching Section

    *        Copies of computer printouts and written student comments on student teaching evaluations for all semesters included in the merit period.

    *        Other teaching effectiveness evidence as available:  course syllabi, course handouts/supplements developed, peer review evaluations, grade distributions, new course preparations, teaching awards, etc.

    Service Section

    *        List of activities and accomplishments (Department, College, University, Professional, and Community).  Indicate officer positions held or other significant roles and indicate the time period, if less than the full merit period.

    *        Other supporting evidence as available:   course syllabi, course handouts/supplements developed, peer review evaluations, grade distributions, new course preparations, teaching awards, etc.

    Research and/or Creative Activity Section

    *        Completed forms (see Appendix IV) on Research and/or Creative Activity for the current merit period. Separate forms are included for (1) journal articles, (2) academic presentations, (3) professional presentations, and (4) all other research activities (books, monographs, book reviews, etc.).

    *        Copies of forms on Research and/or Creative Activity (Appendix IV) from the previous merit period.

    *        Copies of journal articles accepted during the current merit period. Include a copy of the actual published article if available.  Include copies of written correspondence regarding acceptance of forthcoming articles.

    *        Copies of supporting documents for all other scholarly activities.

  3. Appendix IV: Forms Relating To Faculty Excellence Awards

    Merit Pay Submission Form

    I am submitting this file for consideration for the following:

    ____ Teaching Faculty Excellence Award

    ____ Service Faculty Excellence Award

    ____ Research and/or Creative Activity Faculty Excellence Award

     

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    Submitted By                                                           Date

     

     

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    Acknowledgement of Submission by Deadline

     

     

     


     

     

     

    Certification of File Completeness

    I have submitted the following documents (check all that apply):

    Summary section:

    __________Merit pay submission form

    __________Vita

    __________Summary of Activities

    __________Merit letter or memo

    Teaching and university citizenship section:

    __________ Student Teaching Evaluations, printouts and written student comments

    __________ Other evidence of teaching effectiveness (as available)

    __________ List of service activities and accomplishments and supporting evidence (as available)

    Research section:

    _________ Summary of research—journal articles accepted during the merit period (Appendix 7)

    _________ Summary of research—academic presentations

    _________ Summary of research—professional presentations

    _________ Summary of research—other activities

    _________ Summary of research from the previous merit period

    _________ Copies of journal articles accepted during the current merit period (actual published articles or printout and acceptance letters for forthcoming articles)

    _________ Supporting evidence for other scholarly activities

     

     

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    Submitted by                                               Date 

     

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    Department Chair                                         Date

    Chair’s Comments:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Summary of Instructional and Departmental Service Activities Receiving Workload Equivalency During Merit Period

    Name____________________________________

    ACADEMIC YEAR

    FALL

    SPRING

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Additional Instructions:

    *        Show only academic years where one or more semesters is included in the merit period.

    *        If a semester of an academic year is not included in a merit period, put "Not Applicable" in that semester.

    *        If two (or more) sections of a particular course are taught in the same semester, then either list the particular course twice (or as many times as sections were taught) in the same semester or put "(number of sections)" after the particular course listed.

     

     

     

    Summary of Research and/or Creative Activity --Journal Articles

    Merit Period Beginning _____________ and Ending _____________________

    Name____________________________________

    Article Title & Journal

    Acceptance

    Date

    Publication

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    Summary of Research and/or Creative Activity --Academic Presentations

    Merit Period Beginning _____________ and Ending _____________________

     

    Name ______________________________________

    Paper Title & Conference

    Presentation

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    Summary of Research and/or Creative Activity-Professional Presentations

    Merit Period Beginning _____________ and Ending _____________________

    Name____________________________________

    Paper Title & Conference

    Presentation

    Date

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Summary of Research and/or Creative Activity --All Other Research Activities (Books, Monographs, Book Reviews, etc.)

    Merit Period Beginning _____________ and Ending _____________________

    Name____________________________________

    Title and/or Description

    & Publisher

    Acceptance

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    Publication

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    FAC Merit Evaluation Form

     

    Please rank each merit applicant in each of the categories indicated below. Permissible Rankings are High, Medium, Low or None. (Do not rank yourself.)

    Faculty Member

    Teaching and University Citizenship (Service)

    Research and/or Creative Activity

    Teaching

    Service

    Overall

     

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    Evaluator's signature

     

     

     

    FAC Merit Evaluation Form

    The department chair will prepare two tables --one each for Teaching and University Citizenship and Research and Creative Activity --having the following general format to summarize the written rankings of the FAC members.

    Summary of FAC Rankings

     

    Category: ________________________

    Person

    High

    Medium

    Low

    None

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    HA

    MA

    LA

    NA

    B

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    MB

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    For a given individual A,

    HA will indicate the number of members of the FAC who ranked this individual as High in this category.

    MA is the number of FAC members who ranked this individual as Medium in this category.

    LA is the number of FAC members who ranked this individual as Low in the category.

    NA is the number of FAC members who ranked this individual as None in this category.

     

     

     

     

    FAC Merit Evaluation Form

    These tables provide an overview of how each individual FAC member ranked all other individuals along the four dimensions. For this reason, individuals in these tables will be identified by a number and not by name.

    How Individual FAC Members Ranked Others

     

    Category: _________________________

    Person

    High

    Medium

    Low

    None

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    H1

    M1

    L1

    N1

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    M2

    L2

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    For a given individual n,

    Hn will indicate the number of persons ranked High in this category by FAC member n.

    Mn is the number of persons ranked Medium in this category by FAC member n.

    Ln is the number of persons ranked Low in the category by FAC member n.

    Nn is the number of persons ranked None in this category by FAC member n.