Criteria for the Evaluation of Technical Degree Program Faculty | Department of Biological Sciences Handbook | Kent State University

Criteria for the Evaluation of Technical Degree Program Faculty

Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion

The general criteria for reappointment, tenure and promotion embrace three areas.  The first area includes the Scholarship of Teaching, advising (which is a part of the Scholarship of Application), and University Citizenship.  The Scholarship of Teaching will be assessed through student evaluations, peer reviews, and administrative review.  Advising (including curriculum, career, and placement advising) will be assessed based on the quantity and/or quality of time spent advising students in the related associate degree program.  Assessment of University Citizenship will be based on contributions to the Campus, the Department, the College, the University, the local community, and industry, primarily through committee service and action. 

If applicable, the second area is the administrative component of the position in the associate degree program.  This includes all components of administration of the program such as student recruitment, student placement, articulation of the program to different constituencies, development of scholarship funds, maintenance of community and industry involvement, and activity in professional trade organizations and educational organizations related to the program.

The third area is scholarly activity and professional development.  Scholarly activity refers to activities included in the Scholarship of Discovery, Integration and/or Application (excluding advising).  Scholarly activity will be evaluated by:  (1) publication in the accepted trade journals or magazines (normally nonrefereed articles) and (2) publication in peer-reviewed journals either in original research or in pedagogy.  In consideration of the administrative responsibilities, publication in research or pedagogical journals would be less than the normal expectation for a probationary tenure track faculty member.  The scholarly activity requirement may be met by publication of peer-reviewed articles alone, or in combination with publication in trade journals or magazines.  The critical consideration is that there must be some publication in peer-reviewed journals.  Professional development includes, but is not limited to, activity in professional trade organizations, attending professional trade meetings, presenting workshops, and presenting papers at professional trade meetings, symposiums, educational meetings, or workshops. 

Approved BSCI FAC, 4/15/98.

Approved BSCI full faculty 5/14/98.