Threshold - TT faculty are expected to give time and energy beyond teaching and advising responsibilities to activities related to the business of the School, the College, the University, and the community, which advance their respective missions and ensure their effective and efficient operation. Administrative responsibilities, active committee membership, studio/classroom, audio/visual equipment, instrument inventory and maintenance, lab maintenance, and/or curricular development – performed with diligence, care, and cooperation – are examples of minimum service performance.

Meritorious service activity may include:

  • Recruitment is the process of bringing new and transfer students to the School. Recruitment activities may include the development of recruiting materials, setting up on- and off-campus programs, etc.
  • Academic advisement that demonstrates above and beyond the norm and/or related special responsibilities. TT faculty are expected to exceed the University requirement of five hours per week reserved for student advising, and to show evidence of effort committed to the welfare and educational development of advisees and students
  • Membership on standing or ad hoc school, college, or university committees
  • Coordination of special programs; participation in institutionally sponsored conferences, institutes, clinics and workshops; support and guidance of student groups and special assignments representing the institution
  • A faculty member’s active support of and direct involvement in the organization and activities of the profession constitutes professional service. Memberships in professional organizations, on special committees, or an editorial review board of a professional journal are examples of service to the profession
  • Grants received or approved related to service
  • Performing administrative duties outside the expectations associated with assigned load responsibilities
  • Activity as an outside evaluator or adjudicator