- Acceptable evidence of effective teaching may include:
(a) peer review and evaluation of teaching;
(b) course syllabi, examinations, and handouts;
(c) student evaluations;
(d) supervision and mentorship of graduate student teaching;
(e) direction of and participation in thesis and dissertation committees;
(f) recognition of outstanding achievement, such as awards;
(g) seeking and securing professionally reviewed, instruction-related grants, especially extramural funding;
(h) significant creative activity such as publications on the act of teaching or the development of new methods and materials for instruction;
- Note that simply teaching classes is not, by itself, a credential toward tenure. The candidate should provide evidence bearing on the quality and extent of the pedagogical effort. Poor teaching may result in the denial of tenure to a candidate who otherwise might meet the criteria for tenure. By contrast, a record of somewhat limited scholarship may be partially offset by evidence of exceptional teaching.
- Finally, because we are a Ph.D. granting department, candidates for tenure on the Kent Campus are expected to demonstrate regular participation of high quality in the graduate program through teaching graduate courses, serving on Ph.D. examination committees, serving on thesis and dissertation committees, MPA capstone research projects, and directing M.A. theses and Ph.D. dissertations once appropriate graduate faculty status has been received.