Considerations for Promotion to Professor
Strong performance and commitment to ongoing improvement in classroom instruction and fulfillment of advising responsibilities must be demonstrated. A pattern of mentoring students must be presented and, when possible, involvement in doctoral dissertation directing/ co-directing and/or master’s level theses/project advisement. Examples of strong performance and ongoing improvement are required through multiple indicators. Such indicators may include, but are not limited to: positive peer evaluations of recent teaching; positive student evaluations during the past three to four years; teaching awards; leadership in program development; directing doctoral dissertations and/or master’s theses; leadership in university committees in personnel preparation and training; leadership at the larger program level accreditation efforts and reporting; participation in external reviews for university programs; engagement in personnel preparation efforts at the local, state or national levels; and a record of seeking external funds to support personnel preparation and training efforts.