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Service

  1. Basic Expectations

    Faculty members are expected to demonstrate sustained engagement and contributions to the University, the community, and their discipline/profession.

  2. Standards

    Reappointment:  The candidate must provide evidence of service on various Program, School, College, or University adhoc and standing committees appropriate to years of appointment and faculty work load assignments. Service to the community and/or his/her profession also will be considered.

    Tenure: The candidate must provide evidence of involvement and continued growth in service to the Program, School, College, or University through requisite membership on adhoc and/or standing committees. Responsiveness to the needs of the Program and the needs of the students must be demonstrated. Service to the community and/or his/her profession also will be considered.

    Promotion to Associate Professor: The candidate must provide evidence of active involvement and emerging leadership in service to the Program, School, College, or University through requisite membership on adhoc and/or standing committees. Responsiveness to the needs of the Program and the needs of the students must be demonstrated. Service to the community and/or his/her profession also will be considered.

    Promotion to Professor: The candidate must provide evidence of leadership in service to the Program, School, College, or University through requisite membership on adhoc and/or standing committees. Responsiveness to the needs of the Program and the needs of the students must be demonstrated. Service to the community and/or his/her profession also will be considered.

  3. Evaluation of Service

    Candidates for reappointment, tenure, and promotion are expected to be continually involved in University service throughout their time at the University (they may begin with program-level service and progress by adding service to the School, College, and/or University).

    1.   University service includes but is not limited to active committee membership and leadership, program development, accreditation and certification reviews, and serving as an advisor to student groups.

    2.   Community service includes but is not limited to developing and fostering partnerships with community agencies, enhancing opportunities for field experiences and/or service-learning for students, serving on community agency boards, translating and presenting research to community audiences, and serving as a volunteer for agencies addressing community needs.

    3.   Service to the profession includes but is not limited to membership and leadership in national- and state-level professional organizations, serving as a reviewer for conferences, journals, books and funding agencies, and serving on a journal’s editorial board or as journal editor.

    4.   Funding.  Candidates for reappointment, tenure, and promotion are encouraged to seek funding to support their activities involving community service, organizations, and agencies.