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UL Criteria for Research and Creative Activity

In order to apply for an FEA in this category, the Faculty member must submit a curriculum vita limited to the time period to which the FEA pool applies, a copy of each work produced during the period that is submitted for consideration, and a completed standard form categorizing their efforts into the appropriate area as listed below. If, for a work produced during the FEA period, there are reviews of or citations to that work during the FEA period, those may be submitted to the FEA Committee as supporting documentation of the quality of the work. An applicant can only receive an FEA in this category if the minimum point value is met.

Only work completed (not in-press-which will be counted in the next round of FEA) during the prescribed FEA period may be submitted.

All of the following point values are the maximum allowable points per item and are based on the assumption of full authorship. In the case of shared authorship, the percentage of points awarded shall be equal to the percentage of contribution made by the individual on that work of scholarship. For example: a faculty member with shared authorship on a peer-reviewed article (20 pts) who contributed 33% of the work on the article will receive 6.7 pts. (Points should be rounded to the nearest tenth.)

Work republished, either in an additional format (for example, articles in Haworth journals), or unchanged in a subsequent edition, may only be counted once.

  1. Articles in scholarly or professional journals
    1. Invited-peer-reviewed - 25 pts
    2. Peer reviewed - 20 pts
    3. Invited non-peer-reviewed - 10 pts
    4. Non-peer-reviewed - 5 pts
  2. Bibliographies in scholarly or professional publications
    1. Critically annotated - 15 pts
    2. Descriptively annotated - 10 pts
    3. Unannotated - 5 pts
  3. Book chapters in scholarly or professional books - 20 pts
    1. Total awarded for book chapters in a single book is limited to 60 pts per book
  4. Book reviews
    1. Review essay - 10 pts
    2. Evaluative - 5 pts
  5. Book series - editor - 20 pts per book
  6. Books from scholarly or professional presses
    1. Author - 60 pts
    2. Editor - 20 pts
  7. Columns in scholarly or professional journals
    1. Author
      1. Invited/regular - 5 pts per column
      2. Unsolicited/submitted - 3 pts per column
    2. Column editor - 2 pts per column edited
  8. Editorial role for scholarly or professional journal or book series.
    1. Journal editor - 20 pts/yr
    2. Guest editor - 15 pts/yr
    3. Editorial board/reviewer of manuscripts - 10 pts/yr
    4. Section editor - 10 pts/yr
  9. Exhibits
    1. Curated, external to UL - 20 pts
    2. Curated, internal to UL -15 pts
    3. Catalog published - 20 pts
  10. Grants for scholarly or professional research
    1. Funded grants ≥ $50,000 - 30 pts
    2. Funded grants ≤ $49,999 - 20 pts
    3. Unfunded proposals - 5 pts
  11. Indexing and abstracting - 2 pts per title indexed (journal, festschriften) per year
  12. Presentations at scholarly or professional conferences
    1. Keynote - National/International - 20 pts; State/Local - 15 pts
    2. Invited - National/International -15 pts; State/Local - 10 pts
    3. Selected/refereed - National/International -10 pts; State/Local - 5 pts
    4. Poster session - National/International -5 pts; State/Local - 3 pts
  13. Proceedings from scholarly or professional conferences
    1. Presentation notes/PowerPoint slides - 5 pts
    2. Final paper based on presentation - 15 pts
  14. Products of advanced degree work
    1. Dissertation - 40 pts
    2. Thesis - 15 pts
    3. Conferred degree - 20 pts
    4. Research studies - 5 pts
  15. Reference books (entries in dictionaries or encyclopedias; an item of more substantial length may be counted as a book chapter)
    1. Author of entry or section - 10 pts
    2. Editor of entry or section - 10 pts
    3. Editor of reference book - 20 pts
  16. Review panel for funding agencies - 10 pts/yr
  17. Subject, name or series authority work contributed through nationally recognized professional organizations - 15 pts/yr
  18. Awards or Honors     National or International     State or Local
    1. Career capstone         National/International - 30 pts; State/Local - 20 pts
    2. Individual accomplishment     National/International - 20 pts; State/Local - 15 pts
  19. Certifications/Advanced training during the FEA period (ex. NACO, Immersion, OhioNet) 6
    1. National -- 15 pts
    2. State/local -- 10 pts
  20. Other scholarly activity - candidate must describe / summarize and suggest a point value. The FEA Committee and the Dean will agree upon the awarded point value for each item in this category. A total not to exceed 25 points is available for activity in this area.


Approved by UL Faculty, 4/7/10
Approved by the Provost, 8/20/10