Appointments for NTT faculty are governed by the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement and are made annually. Renewal of appointment is contingent upon programmatic need, satisfactory performance of previously assigned responsibilities, and budgeted resources to support the position. At the time of renewal, the NTT faculty member will be informed of the track in which the appointment is offered.
Renewal and Third-Year Full Performance Review of Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty
Upon receiving three consecutive academic year appointments, a third-year full performance review of NTT faculty is conducted; the policy for this procedure is governed by the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement. Guidelines for the third-year full performance reviews for NTT faculty at the Kent and regional campus are distributed by the Office of the Provost. The third-year full performance review concludes with the College or, if applicable, the division of the regional campusʼ level of review and determination. The period of performance to be reviewed is the three (3) full academic years of appointments including that portion of the third appointment which is subject to evaluation and assessment at the time of the review.
NTT faculty members are reviewed by the ad hoc RTP Committee. A peer review of the NTT faculty member’s teaching is conducted by a member of the ad hoc RTP Committee. A written report is submitted to the Chair for placement in the faculty member's review file. NTT faculty will also submit an updated file that is presented to the director who will make these materials available to the ad hoc RTP Committee. Each NTT faculty member is discussed by the committee which votes on a recommendation for renewal of the faculty member’s appointment. The director independently assesses the accomplishments of each NTT faculty member and forwards to the dean her/his recommendation and the committee's recommendation. The director informs the NTT faculty member of the ad hoc RTP Committee's deliberations and provides the faculty member a copy of the recommendation that the director sends to the dean. NTT faculty members whose appointments will not be renewed must be notified by the timelines established in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement, whether lack of adequate satisfaction with performance or the absence of anticipated continuing programmatic need or budgeted resources to support the position is the reason.
In the School of Art, the criteria for reappointment in the NTT line are the same as those for TT faculty with respect to teaching and service/university citizenship, with the exception, in the teaching criteria, of supervision of research, which is not required of NTT faculty. See above, Section V.1. A. Reappointment, 2) Teaching (and related Table 2.B),, and 3) Service and University Citizenship (and related Table 2.C), for full explanation of relevant criteria.
The overall evaluation during the third-year full performance review shall also include consideration of the faculty member’s personal integrity and professional behavior as recognized by the University community. A sound ethical approach is expected of all NTT faculty members who seek renewal of appointment in the School. For promotion procedures of NTT faculty, see Article IX of the Full-Time Non-Tenure Track CBA.