Service

The School defines service as administrative service within the university, professional service through academic and professional associations and provision of professional expertise to public and private entities beyond the university.

Service activity is expected and required; however, service of any magnitude cannot be considered more important than a candidate’s teaching and scholarly/creative responsibilities. Nonetheless, a faculty member’s willingness to make contributions to the overall progress of the School is an important measure of the faculty member’s fitness for tenure or promotion.

Contributions as a University citizen include service to the School, 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. Other components of citizenship include active participation in School events, such as faculty- undergraduate- and graduate-student recruitment, seminars, and department meetings, etc.

Additional components of service include public outreach and professional or academic service. These may differ in their importance among faculty members, depending on each faculty member’s duties and responsibilities within the School.

Expectations in service for promotion to Professor are higher than for promotion to Associate Professor.