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Tenure and Promotion

The policies and procedures for tenure are included in the University policy and procedures regarding faculty tenure (See, relevant section of University Policy Register) and the policies and procedures for promotion are included in the University policy and procedures regarding faculty promotion (See, relevant section of University Policy Register).  Each academic year, tenure and promotion guidelines for Kent and Regional Campus faculty are distributed by the Office of the Provost.

 

Tenure is the formal granting of continuous appointment as a faculty member in the Political Science Department.  The awarding of tenure will be based on evidence that the faculty member (a) has achieved a significant body of scholarship, served as an effective teacher, and provided adequate service; and (b) can be expected to continue such a program.

 

Promotion is the advancement in academic rank based upon sustained and distinguished service to the Department, the College, and the University.  Higher standards exist regarding promotion to TT Full Professor than to TT Associate Professor.   Both ranks require  a strong record of accomplishment in research and teaching, but promotion to TT Full Professor requires evidence of significant and sustained achievement.

 

Promotion to TT Associate Professor will be based on evidence that the faculty member has achieved a significant body of scholarship, served as an effective teacher, and provided adequate service.

 

Promotion to TT Full Professor will require evidence of significant and sustained achievement in research and teaching, as well as continuing service to the department, university, and profession.