Preliminary Assessments of the Merit File

  1. In each merit category, the quality and quantity of items included on the Merit Award Summary Form will be taken into account.
  2. Assessment of the quality of a faculty member’s research, teaching, and service performance will be based on the criteria contained in the Evidence sub-section of the Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion section of this handbook.
  3. To ensure that publications are only considered for one merit period, only works that have appeared in print or via online publication will be considered for merit.  
  4. Post-publication recognition (citations, reviews, awards, etc.) that occurred during the merit period will be considered even for works published prior to the merit period.