1. Faculty member's contributions in Service include service to the School, the Campus, the College, and the University as outlined in Table 3. The merits of University service should be evaluated as to (1) whether or not the candidate chaired the committee listed and (2) the importance of the service to the mission of the unit served. Less tangible components of citizenship include active participation in School events such as faculty and graduate student recruitment, seminars, School meetings and seminars, contributions to School and University special events (e.g. development/fund raising events), etc.

Being an active and useful citizen of the School, Campus, College, and University is expected and valued; however, service of any magnitude cannot be considered more important than a candidate's research and other scholarly activity and instructional responsibilities. Expectations in service for promotion to Professor are higher than for promotion to Associate Professor.

Table 3.Reappointment/Promotion and Tenure Evaluation Rubric for Service

Service Assessment

Examples of Accomplishments Corresponding to the Assessment Score

Exceeds obligations

Significant role in School, Campus

College and/ or University as evidenced by productive service on committees, to the profession, and community; active participation in significant events, specific administrative assignments, meaningful public outreach.

Meets obligations

Meets the minimal School/Campus


Does not meet obligations

Does not meet School/Campus

obligations in a timely manner and/ or does not actively participate in significant departmental/campus events.

2. Other components of service are also considered (including public outreach and public and professional service) in reappointment, tenure and promotion decisions and may differ in their importance among faculty members depending on each faculty member’s duties and responsibilities within the School.

Examples: The following are examples of Service in the disciplines of theatre and dance. (Note: This list is not exhaustive)

  • Non-refereed reviews of books, journals, performances
  • Non-refereed symposium/conference presentations
  • Lecture-demonstrations not subject to critical review through jury, referee, invitation, or commission
  • Serving on advisory boards within/outside university community   
  • Public presentations of university activities
  • Serving in professional organizations
  • School development including recruitment, public relations
  • Manuscript and grant application reviews
  • Consulting within/outside university
  • Organizing/coordinating exhibitions, performances, projects
  • Mentorship of junior faculty
  • Participation on boards, Arts councils and community events
  • Producing student performances, exhibitions
  • Participating in university development productions
  • Serving on school, college and university committee