Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty | Department of Accounting Handbook – College of Business Administration | Kent State University

Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Instruction is the primary assignment for full-time non-tenure-track faculty in the Department of Accounting. It is the expectation that these full-time, non-tenure-track faculty will be among the most effective instructors in the Department. Any other assignments will be described in the periodic offers of appointment and annual workload statements. Satisfactory instructional performance is required for reappointment to a teaching assignment. A variety of instructional effectiveness measures may be used to evaluate instructional performance. One measure which must be used is the University teaching effectiveness evaluation instrument which is administered to students each semester. Numerical scores for the evaluation instrument questions and the open-ended questions completed by students will be used in the performance review. In addition, course syllabi and tests prepared by the faculty member will be reviewed (Note: for some courses tenure-track faculty prepare the syllabi and/or tests). Other evidence of instructional effectiveness may be submitted by the faculty member, e.g., voluntary peer review results and feedback from former students and employers of students.

When service activities are included as part of the faculty member's assignment, performance will be evaluated by looking at input and/or output measures of satisfactory and successful service. These measures may include reports from parties with whom the service activity was performed, feedback from students for whom the services were provided, successful completion of the service activity, etc. The faculty member may submit whatever evidence he/she believes will be useful in the performance review of his/her service activity.

Note that the performance review requirements above apply to the Full Performance Reviews required in Years 3 and Years 6 of a non-tenure track faculty member’s employment within the Department as delineated in Article IX, Section 6, of the Full-Time Non-Tenure-Track Faculty’s Collective Bargaining Agreement.  See the performance review process in Article IX, Section 7, of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for the parameters of the three-year reviews for non-tenure track faculty members after completion of six (6) years of consecutive employment and two (2) Full Performance Reviews.