Criteria for Tenure and Promotion | Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies Faculty Handbook | Kent State University

Criteria for Tenure and Promotion

The tables and text below are designed to facilitate assessment of performance of those candidates who are being evaluated for tenure and promotion. During the probationary period, these tools should be used for developmental assistance and projection of future success in achieving tenure and promotion.

For tenure and for promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor, the faculty member must meet the criteria for an “excellent” rating in either scholarship or teaching with at least a “very good” rating in the other category. The candidate’s citizenship must meet at least the criteria for “Good Citizenship” as outlined in Table 3.

A candidate for promotion to Professor must meet the criteria for an “Excellent” rating in scholarship and at least the criteria for a “Very Good” rating in teaching. The candidate’s citizenship must meet at least the criteria for “Very Good Citizenship” as outlined in Table 3.

Different faculty roles may foster differential weighting of criteria for assessing the candidate’s scholarship, teaching and citizenship. Specifically, greater consideration will be given to teaching and citizenship when evaluating faculty whose appointment is at a regional campus. Regional faculty members will not be held to the same quantitative standard for scholarship and their achievements will be weighted according to any applicable language in the regional campus handbook.