Criteria for Tenure (Regional Campuses)

In accordance with University Policy as set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement the Department of History recognizes that there can be differences in mission and teaching load at the Regional Campuses.  These variations will be considered when evaluating faculty for reappointment and tenure purposes.

Candidates for review are not evaluated along single, isolated dimensions of performance, but rather on their whole performance, viewed as a unified, integrated record of a teacher, scholar, and university citizen. Because of the emphasis on teaching at the Regional Campuses the Department of History has determined that much greater weight will be given for excellent teaching with a record of scholarship and service also expected.

Teaching is the primary goal at the regional campuses and faculty members have a special responsibility to demonstrate excellence in teaching. High quality teaching can be evaluated in a variety of ways, including but not limited to, curriculum development, student evaluations, peer observations, participation in professional development, innovative teaching practices, and engagement of students in research and service learning.  Excellence in teaching may also be demonstrated by pedagogical research related to the discipline and disseminated for peer review publication and presentation. 

Scholarship with the discipline is necessary to remain current in teaching and a successful candidate for tenure must demonstrate scholarly activity. Scholarship can include, but is not limited to, peer reviewed publications, refereed presentations at professional meetings, research in oral histories, and internal and external grants.

University Citizenship is also expected of all tenure-track faculty. By the time of the tenure review, the candidate must show a significant role in service at the campus, unit, and university levels. These activities can include, but are not limited to, participation on committees, involvement in community or university events, effectively chairing committees, specific administrative assignments, community outreach, and contributions to regional, national, or international professional organizations related to pedagogy or history.