Forms and Templates | Marketing and Entrepreneurship Handbook | Kent State University

Forms and Templates

  1. Report of Progress in Coursework for Ph.D. in Marketing

    Name _____________________________    Minor Area _________          Date_______

     

    1.         Courses completed prior to this semester and grade received:

     

     

     

     

    2.         Courses this semester:

     

     

    3.         Courses remaining to be taken and semester and year expected to take:

     

     

     

     

    4.         Incomplete(s) and date(s) expected to complete:

     

     

     

    5.         Semester and year expect to take major comp.  ______   minor comp. _____

     

    6.         Planned or possible dissertation topic:

     

     

     

     

    7.         List research projects undertaken and Faculty member with whom you worked:

     

                A.        Completed:

     

     

     

                B.        In progress:

     

     

    8.         Concerns, problems, or suggestions:

     

     

    _________________________________                   ____________________

    Signature                                                                     Phone            

     

  2. Report on Progress in Candidacy in the Doctoral Program for Marketing

    Name ________________________________          Minor Area _________          Date_______

     

    Members (or probable members) of the dissertation committee:

     

     

     

     

    Date advanced to candidacy (i.e., passed major and minor comps.):

     

     

    1.         What progress have you made toward completing your dissertation since you became a candidate?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    2.         Itemize the remaining requirements for your dissertation and provide a timetable for completing them. Indicate which you expect to complete during the next year.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ______________________________________                    __________________  

          Signature                                                                           Phone

  3. Sample Position Announcement

    KENT STATE UNIVERSITY's Department of Marketing requests applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, starting in August 2002.

     

    The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or DBA in marketing, or be ABD with expected completion no later than August 2002. Our Faculty members are expected to publish in refereed marketing journals, so evidence of research productivity or promise thereof is required. New Faculty are assigned a 2/2 teaching load for two years; after that, our typical teaching load is 3/2, with the possibility of obtaining a course reduction for scholarly contributions. Candidates with teaching experience are preferred – we are interested in your syllabi and course evaluations.  Relevant work experience is also a "plus."

     

    Kent State is located in an attractive suburban area accessible to both Akron and Cleveland. Our residential campus in Kent draws a large undergraduate population (approximately 18,000) – our student body is growing, and the marketing major is now the most popular in the College of Business! Our graduate degree programs include the Ph.D., MBA, P("Professional")MBA for part-time students, and EMBA. All of these programs are fully accredited by AACSB – International. In addition to the Kent campus, the Kent State system includes eight regional campuses, serving undergraduates throughout northeastern Ohio. As a result, distance learning is also becoming very important to our College.

     

    Applications must be received by July 13, 2001 to ensure maximum consideration.  We will be interviewing at the AMA Summer Educators' Meeting on August 11-14 in Washington, D.C. To apply, send a letter of intent, vita, and supporting information to: Dr. Eileen Bridges, Department of Marketing, College of Business, Kent State University, Kent  OH  44242.  Questions may be directed to ebridges@bsa3.kent.edu. As an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer, Kent State University is committed to excellence through diversity; therefore qualified individuals traditionally underrepresented in university marketing departments are strongly encouraged to apply. Please note that all new KSU employees must have permission to work in the U.S.; therefore, employment eligibility verification is required.

     

    Kent State University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

  4. Sample Contact Letter

    Professor «FirstName» «LastName»

    «Company»

    «Address1»

    «Address2»

    «City», «State»  «PostalCode»

     

    Dear Professor «LastName»:

     

    The Department of Marketing at Kent State University is seeking applications for a new tenure-track Assistant Professor position, to start in August 2002. We will be interviewing at the AMA Summer Educators’ Meeting on August 11th-14th in Washington, D.C., so we ask that applications be received by July 13, 2001 to ensure consideration.

     

    We are seeking candidates that have a Ph.D. or DBA in Marketing, or who expect to complete requirements no later than August 2001. Our Faculty members are expected to publish in refereed marketing journals, so evidence of research productivity or promise thereof is required. New Faculty are assigned a 2/2 teaching load for two years; after that, our typical teaching load is 3/2, with the possibility of obtaining a course reduction for scholarly contributions. Candidates with teaching experience are preferred – we are interested in your syllabi and course evaluations. Relevant work experience is also a "plus."

     

    Kent State is located in an attractive suburban area accessible to both Akron and Cleveland. Our residential campus in Kent draws a large undergraduate population (approximately 18,000) – our student body is growing, and the marketing major is now the most popular in the College of Business! Our graduate degree programs include the Ph.D., MBA, P("Professional")MBA for part-time students, and EMBA. All of these programs are fully accredited by AACSB – International. In addition to the Kent campus, the Kent State system includes eight regional campuses, serving undergraduates throughout northeastern Ohio. As a result, distance learning is also becoming very important to our College.

     

    We hope that you will encourage your doctoral students and colleagues who may be ready for a new opportunity to apply. To do so, send a letter of intent, vita, and supporting information regarding research and teaching to me at the address listed above (please do not fax these materials). If you prefer to email an application, or if you have questions, these may be directed to me at ebridges@bsa3.kent.edu. As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, Kent State University is committed to excellence through diversity; therefore qualified individuals traditionally underrepresented in university marketing departments are strongly encouraged to apply. Please note that all new KSU employees must have permission to work in the U.S.; therefore, employment eligibility verification is required.

     

    Thank you for your assistance in locating suitable applicants.

  5. Sample Letter of Receipt (Applicant)

    «Title» «FirstName» «LastName»

    «Company»

    «Address1»

    «Address2»

    «City», «State» «PostalCode»

    «Country»

     

    Dear «Title» «LastName»:

     

    Thank you for your application for a position as Assistant Professor of Marketing at Kent State University, beginning in August of 2002. We have included your information in our file for consideration, and I will contact you in late July if you are selected for an interview at the AMA meeting in Washington, D.C. (August 11-14, 2001).

     

    In the meantime, would you please complete the enclosed affirmative action survey, and return it directly to our Affirmative Action Office?  Your responses will remain confidential and will only be received by the Department of Marketing in aggregate form. Thank you for your assistance.

     

    I wish you the best in your search for a new position.

  6. Sample Letter of Receipt (Professor)

    «Title» «FirstName» «LastName»

    «JobTitle»

    «Company»

    «Address1»

    «Address2»

    «City», «State»  «PostalCode»

     

     

    Dear «Title» «LastName»:

     

    Thank you for your letter of introduction to «Applicant». As you may know, Kent State University is accepting applications for a new Assistant Professor position, beginning in August of 2002. We have included «himher» in our file of applicants, and will contact «himher» directly if «shehe» is selected for an interview at the A.M.A. meeting in Washington, D.C.

  7. Sample – Preliminary Evaluation Criteria for Faculty Candidates

    1. Quality of school granting Ph.D.          (A=5, B=3, C=1)              _____

     

    2. Fit of teaching experience/interest with current needs                   _____

     

    3. Fit of research interests with Department                                       _____

     

    4. Publication record (appropriate for level)                                       _____

     

    5. EEOC qualifications                                                                       _____

     

    6. Quality of letter of recommendation                                              _____

     

     

    Total Score                                                                                         _____

     

     

  8. Sample Rejection Letter

    I would like to apologize for taking so long to write again. Like many Marketing Departments, we were fortunate enough to receive over one hundred seventy vitae for our single open position. We found ourselves working diligently up to the last moment in our attempts to sort through these applications and did not have the chance to contact you prior to the time our group took off for the A.M.A. meeting.

     

    In any event, I want again to express my appreciation to you for considering Kent State University in your "evoked set" of schools. As things have worked out, at this time there does not appear to be an adequate fit between us. I will keep your vita on file in the event that things should change here at Kent. In the meantime, we wish you the best of luck with your career.

  9. Sample Interview Schedule

     

     

    Sunday 12th

     

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    Tuesday 14th

     

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  10. Sample Confirmation Letter

    «Title» «FirstName» «LastName»

    «Company»

    «Address1»

    «Address2»

    «City», «State»  «PostalCode»

     

    Dear «Title» «LastName»:

     

    We are looking forward to meeting you at the AMA Summer Educators’ Conference in Washington, D.C. Your interview is scheduled for «IntTime». Please allow about 45 minutes for the interview, as we would like to have time to discuss your research, teaching interests, and potential match with Kent State. In case it will help you to prepare, I am enclosing some materials about our university. 

     

    All interviews will take place in my room at the Washington Hilton, so you will need to get the room number, either by calling the hotel desk, calling my room, or finding me at one of the receptions. If you have any questions prior to the conference, please call or email at the locations given below. Thank you for your interest in Kent State University.

     

                                                                Yours sincerely,

  11. Candidate Evaluation Form Instructions

    EXPLANATION OF CRITERIA:

     

    1.  Potential for Completing Dissertation.

            This criterion is, obviously, to be used for candidates who are finished with their course work, but who have not finished their dissertation (i.e., who are ABD). Elements to be considered here include the topic, the methodology, the chairperson (e.g., do people tend to finish or not under this chairperson), and the candidate's motivation and enthusiasm for the project.

     

    2.  Research Publication Record.

            This criterion is applicable to ABD's and more advanced candidates. However, what is excellent for an ABD would not be excellent for an advanced assistant professor. The quantity of publications, the placement of the publications, and the topics should all be considered.

     

    3.  Future Research Publication Potential.

            This criterion is intended to evaluate the likelihood that the candidate will be a productive researcher in the future, after being hired at KSU.

     

    4.  Research Interest "Fit" with the Department.

            The issue to be considered in this item is whether the research interest of the candidate is supported by or in contrast to the research thrusts within the Department. Is there a likelihood of collaborative research?

     

    5.  Teaching Skills.

            If teaching evaluations are available, they would provide a good indication for this criterion. Otherwise, this is a subjective judgment of how well this person would do in the classroom. Included would be clarity of language, communication skills, and personality.

     

    6.  Teaching Experience.

            This is scored on the basis of the variety of relevant courses previously taught by this candidate.

     

    7.  "Fit" of Teaching Interests with the Department's Needs

            Many candidates have the ability to teach almost any undergraduate and most graduate classes. The issue here is how well their preferred areas of teaching match the needs of the Department.

     

    8.  Professionalism.

            This is a broad, subjective criterion meant to measure how professional the candidate is including, but not limited to, appearance, dress, personality, and communication skills.

     

     

    9.  Relevant Business Experience

            In general, given that our Faculty are teaching Marketing to business students, it is useful for a candidate to have relevant business experience. This item recognizes the importance of such experience and is concerned with the degree to which the person possesses it.

     

    10.   Quality of Training/Program/School.

            This measure is meant to capture the combination of the candidate's training (what courses were taken? from whom?), the program (what major? what minor?), and the general reputation of the school granting the degree. A candidate from a good school might score poorly here because of the particular courses taken or the professors who taught the courses. A candidate from a mediocre school might score well here due to outstanding course selection or excellent mentoring.

     

    11.   Personality--Initiative.

            Is there evidence that the candidate has the interest, motivation, and initiative to capitalize on his/her training to be a "go getter" in teaching, research, and service.

     

    12.  Personality--Adaptability.

            Can this person adapt to changes in courses to be taught, schedule changes, and changes in research direction which occasionally are necessary?

     

    13. Personality "Fit" with the Department.

            We must view any candidate we hire as though we are going to spend the next twenty years with that person. The question here is whether this person would be a good "family member" of the Department. There is a difference between someone who is aggressive and someone who is abrasive. 

     

    14.  Likelihood of KSU getting this Candidate.

            Does it appear that this candidate has a real interest in KSU? Is there some special reason (family, geography, colleagues) that the candidate has for interviewing with us? Or is KSU a "fall back" position?

     

    15. Overall Evaluation of this Candidate.

            The sum of the parts may be greater or less than the whole. This reflects your overall judgment of this candidate for our Department.

     

     

    SEE SAMPLE FORM ON NEXT PAGE

  12. Evaluation Form for AMA Job Candidates

    Candidate's Name ________________                    Evaluator ________________

     

    Candidate's School ______________                      Date _______ Time ______

     

                                                                            Could Not

                                                                                Judge          Poor                      Excellent

     

    1.  Potential for Completing Dissertation           ?                  1   2   3    4   5   6   7

     

    2.  Research Publication Record                         ?                  1   2   3    4   5   6   7

     

    3.  Future Research Publication Potential          ?                  1   2   3    4   5   6   7

     

    4.  Research Interest "Fit" with Department    ?                  1   2   3    4   5   6   7

     

    5.  Teaching Skills                                                 ?                  1   2   3    4   5   6   7

     

    6.  Teaching Experience                                       ?                  1   2   3    4   5   6   7

     

    7.  "Fit" of Teaching Interests with Dept.          ?                  1   2   3    4   5   6   7

     

    8.  Professionalism                                                ?                  1   2   3    4   5   6   7

     

    9.  Relevant Business Experience                        ?                  1   2   3    4   5   6   7

     

    10.  Quality of Training/Program/School           ?                  1   2   3    4   5   6   7

     

    11.  Personality--Initiative                                    ?                  1   2   3    4   5   6   7

     

    12.  Personality--Adaptability                             ?                  1   2   3    4   5   6   7

     

    13.  Personality "Fit" with Department             ?                  1   2   3    4   5   6   7

     

    14.  Likelihood of KSU getting this Candidate  ?                  1   2   3    4   5   6   7

     

    15.  Overall Evaluation of this Candidate          ?                  1   2   3    4   5   6   7

     

     

    General Comments:

     

  13. Sample Agenda for Campus Visit

    Dinner upon arrival – Eileen Bridges and Bill Shanklin

     

    8 am – breakfast with Bob Krampf

     

    9-9:45 am – John Ryans

     

    9:45-10:30 am – Michael Mayo

     

    10:30-noon – Presentation

     

    noon-1:30 pm – Lunch with doctoral students

     

    1:30-2:15 pm – Michael Hu

     

    2:15-3 pm – Paul Albanese

     

    3-3:45 pm – Pam Grimm

     

    4 pm – George Stevens (dean)

     

    4:30 – Rick Kolbe – pickup from Dean’s Office, drive around the area, return to the Pufferbelly for get-together prior to airport return

     

  14. Evaluation Form for Faculty Candidate Visit

    Candidate's Name ___________________                            Faculty Name______________

     

    Candidate's School___________________                                       Date _______________

                Degree: _____________________

                Current Employment: _________________________________________________

     

    An Evaluation Form for AMA Job Candidates has previously been completed for this Candidate.

     

                                                                Could

                                                                Not

    RESEARCH SKILLS                        Judge       Poor                                                Excellent

     

    1.  Research Orientation                           ?          1         2         3         4         5         6         7

     

    2.  Depth of Knowledge                           ?          1         2         3         4         5         6         7

     

    3.  Technical Training                               ?          1         2         3         4         5         6         7

     

    4.  Overall Evaluation of

        Research Skills                                      ?          1         2         3         4         5         6         7

     

     

    PRESENTATION SKILLS

     

    1.  Clarity of Speech                                 ?          1         2         3         4         5         6         7

        (grammar, language,

         accent, fillers)

     

    2.  Clarity of Ideas                                    ?          1         2         3         4         5         6         7

     

    3.  Confidence                                          ?          1         2         3         4         5         6         7

     

    4.  Ability to Think on

        Feet/Respond to

        Questions                                              ?          1         2         3         4         5         6         7

     

    5.  Overall Evaluation of

        Presentation Skills                                 ?          1         2         3         4         5         6         7

     

     

     

     

     

    TEACHING

     

    1.  Match of Interests with

        Department Needs                          ?                1         2         3         4         5         6         7

     

    2.  Ability to teach KSU

        Undergraduates                              ?                1         2         3         4         5         6         7

     

    3.  Ability to teach KSU

        MBAs                                             ?                1         2         3         4         5         6         7

     

    4.  Ability to teach KSU

        PHDs                                              ?                1         2         3         4         5         6         7

     

    5.  Ability to mentor KSU

        PHDs                                              ?                1         2         3         4         5         6         7

     

    6.  Overall Evaluation of

        Teaching Skills                               ?                1         2         3         4         5         6         7

     

    SERVICE

     

    1.  Willingness to Perform

        Service as Needed                          ?                1         2         3         4         5         6         7

     

    2.  Willingness to Mentor

        PHDs                                              ?                1         2         3         4         5         6         7

     

    PERSONALITY

     

    1.  Initiative/Motivation                      ?                1         2         3         4         5         6         7

     

    2.  Adaptability                                   ?                1         2         3         4         5         6         7

     

    3.  Fit of Personality with

        Department                                     ?                1         2         3         4         5         6         7

     

    4.  Degree of Interest in

        KSU                                                ?                1         2         3         4         5         6         7

     

     

    YOUR OVERALL EVALUATION                   1         2         3         4         5         6         7

  15. Teaching Request/Assignment Form for Regional Campuses

    Kent State University

    College of Business Administration

    Teaching Request/Assignment Form for Regional Campuses

    This form must be attached to all applications for teaching positions in the College of Business Administration.

     

    PRINTED NAME of Candidate/Instructor:_____________________________________ 

    E-mail address that is regularly checked:_______________________________________

    Date:_______________________

     

    Candidate must initial to indicate his/her understanding in the space provided by each line below.

    CONSIDERATION FOR HIRING

    ______            Letter from Regional Campus Dean (or his/her designate) with specific courses requested and rationale for this candidate.

     

    ______            Applicant's up-to-date resume/vita with pertinent dates regarding degrees received, work experience and professional association activities.

     

    ______            Applicant's transcripts (including Kent State University's), if applicable.

     

    ______            Applicant's letters of recommendation (recent).

     

    INITIAL HIRING

    ______            Candidate/Instructor understands that Kent Campus Department must be contacted concerning course content, text, etc. as early as possible (at least 6 weeks prior to teaching the course.)

     

    ______            At least two weeks before the start of the semester, the syllabus must be sent to the Undergraduate Programs Office of the College of Business Administration.

     

    ONGOING COURSES

    _______           At least two weeks before the start of each semester, the syllabus must be sent to the Undergraduate Programs Office of the College of Business Administration. 

     

    ______            Student Evaluations must be sent by the Regional Campus Assistant Dean to the Undergraduate Programs Office of the College of Business Administration during the semester after completion of the course.

     

    Regional Campus Dean signature: ___________________________________________

    Date: _______________________

     

    Candidate's/Instructor's signature: ___________________________________________

    Date: _______________________

    ***********************************************************************

    College of Business Department Chair signature:________________________________

    Course(s) approved to teach: ________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________________

    Date: ________________________

     

  16. Student Evaluations of Teaching Performance

    (Using a Two Item Approach)

     

    Faculty Member Name ______________________________ Evaluation Year _____

     

     

    Directions:  Use the numbers on the summary Instructor Report to complete the form.

     

                            Q20                 Q21                            

                            Overall            Overall

    Section            Evaluation       Evaluation       Sum of

    Number           of Teaching     of Instructor    Items                           Mean

     

    _______          _______  +      _______  =      _______  / 2  = _______

     

    _______          _______  +      _______  =      _______  / 2  = _______

     

    _______          _______  +      _______  =      _______  / 2  = _______

     

    _______          _______  +      _______  =      _______  / 2  = _______

     

    _______          _______  +      _______  =      _______  / 2  = _______

     

    _______          _______  +      _______  =      _______  / 2  = _______

     

    _______          _______  +      _______  =      _______  / 2  = _______

     

    _______          _______  +      _______  =      _______  / 2  = _______

     

                                                                            Sum of Grand Means  _______

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Number of Sections     _______

     

                                        Faculty Member's Overall Mean Score            _______

     

                                                    Department's Overall Mean                 _______

     

                                        Faculty Member to Department Ratio* _______

     

     

     

                                    * 1.0 = Same as the Average Department Performance

  17. FAC/Administrative Evaluation of Faculty Scholarly Activity

    Faculty Member Name ______________________________   Evaluation Year _____

     

     

    1.  Title of Article:

     

     

    2.  Journal Placement:

     

     

    3.  Authors of the Publication (in sequence listed in the publication):

     

     

        3a.  If multiple authored research, statement of Faculty Member's contribution:

     

     

     

     

    4.  Is this research primarily?

     

                _____ Scholarship of Discovery

     

                _____ Scholarship of Application

     

                _____ Scholarship of Integration

     

                _____ Scholarship of Teaching

     

     

    5.  Tier-Ranking of the Journal:  ______ Tier

     

     

    6. Please attach a copy of the published article (include the cover page of the publication).

     

  18. Request for FAC Re-evaluation of Faculty Scholarly Activity

    Faculty Member Name ______________________________

     

    Peer Evaluator's Name ____________________________

     

     

    1.  Publication Title:

     

     

    2.  Description and Assessment of the Quality of this Research:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    3.  Is this research primarily?

     

                _____ Scholarship of Discovery

     

                _____ Scholarship of Application

     

                _____ Scholarship of Integration

     

                _____ Scholarship of Teaching

     

     

    4.  Tier-Ranking of the Journal:  ______ Tier

     

    5.  Based on its quality, the article should be adjusted upward or downward by:

               

                ______ points (up to a maximum of 1/2 the number of points to the next higher or lower category).

     

                Explain why:

     

     

  19. Request for FAC/Administrative Evaluation Faculty Research Support and Service Activities

    Evaluation Year _____

     

     

    Faculty Member Name ______________________________

     

    Use this form to list and describe your Service Activities:

     

    1.  Activity Description

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    2.  Activity Level _______ (Total Number of Hours Involved with this Activity)

     

     

    3.  Other Information:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    4.  Please attach any supporting documentation.

     

     

    5.  Activity Evaluation

     

                _____ By Faculty Member _____By Chairperson    _____ By Committee (if needed)

     

     

     

  20. Syllabus Requirements and Suggestions

    Please check to assure your syllabus contains each of the following items:

     

    1. Course Title, Department, and section number.
    2. Semester and Year of this course offering.
    3. Your name, how to reach you (e.g., phone numbers, e-mail address), and when and where you are available for office hours.
    4. A statement of the course objectives and expectations.
    5. Required and Optional Textbooks and materials.
    6. The course prerequisites, including a statement that students in the course who do not have the proper prerequisite risk being deregistered from the class.
    7. A general calendar indicating the topic, substance, and sequence of the course and important dates and deadlines for assignments, tests and/or projects.
    8. A clear statement of grading policy and grade distribution/percentages for all class requirements.
    9. A statement concern cheating and plagiarism. Suggested College wording:

    Academic honesty: Cheating means to misrepresent the source, nature, or other conditions of your academic work (e.g., tests, papers, projects, assignments) so as to get undeserved credit. In addition, it is considered to cheating when one cooperates with someone else in any such misrepresentation. The use of the intellectual property of others without giving them appropriate credit is a serious academic offense. It is the University's policy that cheating or plagiarism result in receiving a failing grade for the work or course. Repeat offenses result in dismissal from the University.

    1. The course withdrawal deadline.

    For Spring 2002 the course withdrawal deadline is Saturday, March 23, 2002.

    1. The statement regarding disabled students. University required wording:

    Students with disabilities:

    In accordance with University policy, if you have a documented disability and require accommodations to obtain equal access in this course, please contact the instructor at the beginning of the semester or when given an assignment for which an accommodation is required. Students with disabilities must verify their eligibility through the Office of Student Disability Services (SDS) in the Michael Schwartz Service Center (672-3391).

    1. The statement about enrollment/official registration. College Required wording:

    Students have responsibility to ensure they are properly enrolled in classes. You are advised to review your official class schedule during the first two weeks of the semester to ensure you are properly enrolled in this class and section. Should you find an error in your class schedule, you have until Friday, January 25, 2002 to correct it with your advising office. If registration errors are not corrected by this date and you continue to attend and participate in classes for which you are not officially enrolled, you are advised now that you will not receive a grade at the conclusion of the semester for any class in which you are not properly registered.