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Criteria, Performance Expectations, and Department Procedures Relating to Faculty Excellence Awards

  1. Merit Awards

    Merit Awards are established pursuant to the applicable tenure-track Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).  

     

    In ranking the faculty, the FEC follows the recommendations of the faculty under the guidance and practice of the previous FEC.  FEC will make a preliminary determination of the points to be awarded each faculty member.  This shall be completed no later than one month after the Faculty Information Forms are due. All faculty members will be informed about these point allocations and will have the opportunity to appeal the FEC point allocations either in writing or in person.  When this appeals process is completed, FEC will forward its final point allocations to FAC.  FAC will review the materials provided by FEC and make a determination as to the merit increases to be awarded each faculty member. These recommendations will then be provided to the Chair who will make a preliminary determination of merit awards and will notify all faculty members of the preliminary determination.  A faculty member will have the right to appeal the Chair’s preliminary determination.  This appeal will be considered by FAC, which will make a recommendation on the merits of the appeal to the Chair.  The final determination on merit awards will be made by the Chair, and these determinations will be forwarded to the Dean.

     

    The departmental Chair shall be ranked and listed in accordance with the same standards as other members of the faculty.

     

    FEC criteria and forms are contained below.

  2. Faculty Evalution Committee (FEC) Criteria and Forms

    The following form shall be used for submissions:

     

       FACULTY MEMBER SUBMISSION FORM

     

    Name: ___                           ___         _____                

     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA FOR DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

    Merit Awards

    [Semester] (Due: [Due Date])

     

     

    - This Box for FEC Use Only –

    Points Granted by FEC

                                                                               Initially                On Appeal               Total

    Scholarship of Discovery, Integration

    and Application                                                        ____________       ____________       ____________

     

    Scholarship of Teaching                                         ____________       ____________      ____________

     

    Service                                            ____________       ____________       ____________

     

    General Information:

     

    • All faculty members shall be encouraged to submit a Faculty Member Submission Form.

     

    • Research will be 50% of the pool. Research merit points will be totaled at the end of the merit period specified in the CBA. Each person’s percentage of that total will determine their percentage of the 50% research merit pool.
    • Teaching will be 30% of the pool. Teaching merit points will be totaled at the end of the merit period specified in the CBA. Each person’s percentage of that total will determine their percentage of the 30% teaching merit pool.
    • Service will be 20% of the pool. Service merit points will be totaled at the end of the merit period specified in the CBA.. Each person’s percentage of that total will determine their percentage of the 20% service merit pool.
    • Any changes for calculating merit shall not be implemented during the given merit period specified in the CBA, but shall take effect in the next merit period.

     

    •  Regional Campus faculty will be evaluated as a group separately from the Kent Campus faculty.

     

    • Completed forms should be received by [appropriate person] no later than [due date].  Forms received after that date will be considered only if received prior to the FEC meeting to evaluate this material.  An effort will be made to provide faculty with prior notice, but this may be limited (assuming there is any time) to a day or two.  Appeals may be made only over matters submitted on the original form; new items may not be added on appeal.

     

    I am applying for merit in:

    Teaching                      _________

    Service                                                                       

    (Time period is [calendar year])

    Research                                 

     

     

    In order to be considered for merit, the faculty member must submit a Faculty Member Submission Form with Research, Teaching, and Service sections completed.

     

    Max. Points Per Item Submitted

    Number

    of Items

    Submitted

     

    FEC

    Award

     

    On

    Appeal

    I.  RESEARCH

     

     

     

     

        (Provide here full citations for each item listed and provide a

          copy of each item upon submission of the form.)     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    A.  Publications

    Only materials published in the fiscal year (April-March) will be considered except for the new faculty members whose publications will also be counted from the prior year providing such publications were not considered in determining incoming salary.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

          1.  Books

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Scholarly books (not edited)

    40

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                 b.   Edited scholarly books (generally includes

                        introduction and concluding chapter)original

                       manuscripts

     

    15

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    c.   Textbooks (books primarily designed for classroom 

                        use)

    25

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    d.  Edited textbooks (generally includes introduction and

         concluding chapter):  original manuscripts

    10

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    e.   Subsequent editions

    Half Orig. Pts.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    f.   Trade books

    10

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

          g.   Edited scholarly books (generally includes intro-

                duction and concluding chapter):  previously

                published manuscripts.

     

    10

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

           h.   Edited textbooks (generally includes introduction

                 and concluding chapter): previously published

                 manuscripts.

     

    7

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    2.    Journal Articles

    (Peer-reviewed print and electronic journals: includes major review essays; for electronic journals, provide copies of all referee letters. Peer-reviewed means anonymously reviewed by one’s scholarly peers.)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. First Tier Journals  (see Note One)

    15

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Second Tier Journals  (see Note One)

    10

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Third Tier Journals   (see Note One)

    5

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    3.  Book Chapters

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

      1. Original book chapters

    10

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

      1. Book chapters which originally appeared independently as journal articles

    5

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

      1. Revised book chapters

    5

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Reprints of Unrevised Book Chapters and Journal Articles

    2

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Monographs

    (These are publications that are not peer-reviewed, but printed and/or distributed by a governmental or nongovernmental agency or organization.  Does not include research reports to funding agencies.  Amount of points awarded is based upon prestige of agency, size of the press run, and other factors deemed appropriate by FEC.)

    5

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Non Peer-Reviewed Journals

    3

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Book Reviews

    (Points partly dependent upon number of books reviewed)

     

    2

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Articles and Op-Eds in newspapers and magazines

    1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Extended articles in magazines

    3

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Other

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    B.  Presentations

          (Includes bona fide papers.  Does not include outlines, talking

           points, or a series of notes, even if the presentation was made

           at a “papers panel” at a professional association meeting.)

     

    Max. of

    15 points

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Paper at a major Political Science or other major disciplinary or interdisciplinary meeting (including but not limited to APSA, MWPSA, ISA, ASA, UAA, ASPA, APPAM, AHA)

     

    6

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Paper at specialty meeting, area studies, most regional meetings, invited papers at a symposium.

    5

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Paper at a minor Political Science or other minor disciplinary or interdisciplinary meetings (e.g. state association meetings)

     

    3

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. External Colloquium

    2

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. KSU Colloquium

    1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Other

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Round Table Participant or Panel Discussant

    1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    8.   Community Presentations, Workshops, Training Sessions

    (10 hours equals 1 point)

    Max. of

    5 points

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    9.   Written Government Testimony (10 hours equals 1 point)

    Max. of

    5 points

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    10. Other

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    C.  Grants (See Note Two)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    D.  Awards for Scholarly, Professional, or Scientific         Achievement

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Winner of KSU Distinguished Scholar Award

    8

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Finalist for KSU Distinguished Scholar Award

    5

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Other(e.g. book award, dissertation award, lifetime achievement award, etc.)

    7

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Total for Section I

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    II. TEACHING

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Threshold for consideration of merit in teaching/service:  Two scholarly publications in the last four years (refereed articles or book chapters).  For purposes of meeting this threshold, a book counts as two scholarly publications.  For faculty in the first three years of appointment at TT Instructor or TT Assistant Professor level, two presentations at professional meetings within the last four years meets the threshold.  Provide full citation (author(s), title, publisher, or journal title, date).

     

     

     

     

    1. Evaluations of Instruction and Instructor by Students

    (Note:  This data is supplied to FEC by the department from the “Student Survey of Instruction” using the mean of items 7-16 and item 19.  (Calculations are presented in Note Three.)

     

    Max. of 10 points

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    B.  Teaching Development and Enrichment Activities

     

     

     

     

    (For each activity listed, provide the appropriate documentation, including syllabus, evidence of integration, and use of innovations)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Development and teaching of new course.  This is a course not previously taught by that individual anywhere.

    1 point

    per course

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Innovation in Teaching

    (This includes, but is not limited to, the following innovations:  technological [course web sites; on-line discussion groups; distance learning; video; audio; teleconferencing]; service learning; community outreach projects; and others).

    5 hours equals 1 point

     

    Max of 5 points

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Self-Development Activities for Improving Teaching

    (This includes internal [KSU-based] or external activities that involve a significant commitment of time [minimum of five hours] and that are focused primarily upon the acquisition of new teaching skills.  Examples include:  mini-courses at professional association meetings, summer institutes, conferences on teaching, collegial development of teaching activities, or auditing a course.  Examples of activities not covered include two-hour long Moulton Hall presentation or training event, panels or paper sessions at professional meetings, attending lectures, etc.)

     

    5 hours equals 1 point

     

    Max. of 5 points

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    C.   Teaching Activities Other than Coursework

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Dissertation Supervision:  Advisor or Co-Advisor

    5

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Dissertation Committee Member (includes internal and external committees; does not include Graduate Faculty Representative or Defense Moderator)

     

    1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Masters Thesis Advisor or Co-Advisor (includes M.L.S.)

    3

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. MPA Internship and M.A. Essay, advisor only

    (M.A. Essay: 1 point per essay, advisor only)

    1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Senior Honors Thesis Advisor or Co-Advisor

    2

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Interdisciplinary Program Senior Thesis Advisor (e.g. Women’s Studies)

    1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Graduate Comprehensive Exams Committee Member

    1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Independent Study or Internship Supervision (include documentation)

    1 point per student; Max. of 4 points

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    D.  Professional Presentations on Teaching

          (Provide a copy of each item upon submission of form)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Paper on teaching at a major Political Science or other major disciplinary or interdisciplinary meeting (including but not limited to APSA, MWPSA, ISA, ASA, UAA, APPAM, AHA)

     

    6

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Paper on teaching at specialty meeting, area studies, most regional meetings, invited papers at a symposium.

    5

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Paper on teaching at a minor Political Science or other minor disciplinary or interdisciplinary meetings (e.g. state association meetings)

     

    3

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Round Table Participant or Panel Discussant on teaching.

    1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. External Colloquium on teaching

    2

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. KSU Colloquium on teaching

    1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    E.  Teaching Awards

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Ohio Professor of the Year

    15

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Winner of Alumni Teaching Award

    10

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Winner of College of A & S Student Advisory Council Award

    10

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Winner of Honors College Award

    10

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Finalist for Alumni Teaching Award

     5

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. New Student Orientation Award

     3

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Other University, State, or National Teaching Awards as determined by FEC.

    Max.

    10

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    F.  Internal grants or awards for Teaching

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. UTC Summer Development Award or Arts & Sciences Summer Development Award

     5

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Other

     2

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Total for Section II

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    III. Service

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Service points shall be field-related.  List semesters of service.  In all cases, release from teaching duties and financial remuneration shall be taken into account in assigning points.  Services for which there are special administrative awards by the Dean, Academic Vice-President, or the President will not be included in the Faculty Evaluation Committee calculations.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    A.  Service to the Department

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Committee Chairperson or Coordinator

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

      1. Department Chairperson

    15

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

      1. Chairperson of Graduate Studies, Undergraduate Studies, MPA Program, CACM

     

     7

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

      1. Chairperson of FEC, Search, or major Ad Hoc Committee, e.g., Handbook, FEC Reform

     

     5

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

      1. Coordinator of Teaching Fellows; Chairperson of Retention; Coordinator of Computer Lab

     

     3

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

      1. Chairperson of Library

    2

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

      1. Chairperson of minor Ad Hoc Committee, e.g., Retreat

     

    2

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

         2.  Committee Member

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. FAC

    3

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Graduate Studies, Undergraduate Studies

    3

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. FEC, Search, and major Ad Hoc Committees

    3

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. MPA, CACM

    2

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Library

    1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Other

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

         3.     Administrative Accomplishments Exceeding Normal     

    Expectations And Usual Compensations

    Max. of

    5 points

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Service to College and University 
    (This includes, but is not limited to, College Advisory Committee, University Budget Committee, Provost Tenure and Promotion Committees, AAUP Council, Faculty Senate, etc.  Provide details on relative degree of committee activity and on your participation levels.  As a general guide, 10 hours of service equals 1 point.)  

     

    NOTE:  No points awarded for service on the Ad-Hoc Tenure, Promotion and Reappointment Committee.

     

    Max. of

    10 points

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Community Service Related to Professional Experience
    (e.g., active participation, based on professional expertise, in community-based or government organizations; extensive media activity; etc.)  Provide information on involvement and time expended.  10 hours equals 1 point.

    Max. of

    10 points

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    D.  Contributions to the Academic Community

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Journal Editor

    12

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Guest Journal Editor

    3

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Journal Editorial Board

    1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Officer:  Professional, Scholarly, Scientific Organization

    1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Professional Committee, Panel, Task Force, Conference Section Organizer (e.g., organizer of multiple panel sessions).  Specify number of hours.  (10 hours equals 1 point)

    Max. of

    3 points

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Reviewer for Funding Agency or Government Agency (list)

    1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Reviewer for Publisher (list)

    1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Referee for Journal Article  (list journal and number of articles; do not report articles reviewed as editor or associate editor of journal)

    1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Total for Section III

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Note One: Journal Rankings

     

    First tier includes: American Political Science Review, International Organization, International Security, World Politics, Signs, American Journal of Political Science, Political Theory, Social Forces, Public Opinion Quarterly, Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science.

     

    Second tier includes all those peer-reviewed journals listed in the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) Citation Index Databases that are peer-reviewed, and others, according to the criteria below. 

     

    Third tier journals are peer-reviewed journals published by state professional associations or academic departments.

     

    If a peer-reviewed journal is not listed in the ISI Citation Indexes, it could still be placed in any of the three categories, pending submission of relevant data bolstering its claim. With regard to criteria for placement in the second category, the faculty member submitting the form should provide FEC with information on the following factors. FEC should consider some combination of these factors when determining whether the journal should be ranked as second tier or third tier.

     

    • Whether the journal is listed in abstract indexes relevant to its field, i.e. Urban Abstracts, Peace Research Abstracts, International Political Science Abstracts, Historical Abstracts, Social Science Abstracts, etc.

     

    • Whether the journal is published or sponsored by an established publishing company or a national or regional professional association. If not, e.g., if it is published or sponsored by an academic department, a center at a university, or a state professional association, it probably belongs in the third tier.

     

    • Whether the journal has a consistent record of regular publication.

     

    • The Carnegie research levels assigned to the affiliated institutions of the journal's editorial board.

     

    • Other sources of possibly relevant data include the journal’s acceptance rate and its ranking in reputational studies.

     

     

    Note Two:  Grants Formula

     

    All grant proposals must be submitted.  Two points awarded for University Academic Year and Summer Research Leaves.

     

    Number of Grants

    in Academic Year

    Sub-Total

    Points

    1st Grant

    4 Points

    2nd Grant

    2 Points

    3rd Grant

                          1  Point

    4th Grant

    0.5 Point

    5th Grant

    0.5 point

     

    In respect to magnitude of external grants, add to the subtotal:

     

    1/10th of a point (.10) for each $1,000 for the first $25,000 received.

    1/25th of a point (.04) for each $1,000 received thereafter.

     

     

    Note Three:  Formula for Rankings on the Scholarship of Teaching – Student Survey of Instruction (SSI) Forms

     

    A staff member will anonymously list the teaching evaluation scores for the total of the Student Survey of Instruction items 7 through 16, and for SSI item 19, for each course taught for each faculty member applying for credit for superior teaching evaluations.

     

    Scores between 0 to minus .25 and between 0 to plus .25 from the norming group will receive a score of zero.  Scores from minus .26 to minus .50 from the norming group will receive a score of minus one.  Scores from minus .51 to minus .75 from the norming group will receive a score of minus two and so on, with an additional point deducted for each .25 below the norming group mean.

     

    Similarly, scores from plus .26 to plus .50 from the norming group will receive a score of minus one.  Scores from plus .51 to plus .75 from the norming group will receive a score of minus two, and so on, with an additional point deducted for each .25 above the mean of the norming group.

     

    Finally, these three scores for every course taught by an instructor will be summed and divided by the number of courses taught.