Criteria, Performance Expectations, and Department Procedures Relating to Faculty Excellence Awards
FACULTY MEMBER SUBMISSION FORM
Name: ___ ___ _____
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA FOR DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
[Semester] (Due: [Due Date])
- This Box for FEC Use Only –
- 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.
(Time period is [calendar year])
Max. Points Per Item Submitted
Total for Section I
Total for Section II
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
2. Committee Member
3. Administrative Accomplishments Exceeding Normal
(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.)
(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.
D. Contributions to the Academic Community
Total for Section III
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.
All grant proposals must be submitted. Two points awarded for University Academic Year and Summer Research Leaves.
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.