General Principles | Stark Faculty Handbook | Kent State University

General Principles

In conformity with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, three broadly-defined areas of demonstrated faculty excellence, consistent with the mission of Kent State Stark, are to be recognized through Merit Awards: (1) Teaching, (2) Research, and (3) Service.

When Merit Awards are to be made, a pool for this purpose shall be established for Kent State Stark. The expectation is that forty-five percent (45%) of the pool will be used to recognize contributions in Teaching including student advisement and efforts in support of student recruitment and retention activities; thirty-five percent (35%) of the pool will be used to recognize demonstrated productivity and substantiated achievement in Research, including appropriate and substantiated professional development; and twenty percent (20%) of the pool will be used to recognize contributions in Service, including campus, university, professional, and appropriate community service.

Procedures, allocations, and timelines for determining Merit Awards for any given year shall be conducted in accordance with guidelines issued by the Office of the Provost.