Evaluating Performance of Additional Professional or Academic Activity | Lifespan Development & Educational Sciences Faculty Handbook | Kent State University

Evaluating Performance of Additional Professional or Academic Activity

All of the following are valued as a means of demonstrating that a Full-Time NTT Faculty member has remained current and engaged as a professional in their field and should be accepted as evidence in a subsequent review portfolio. Because the majority of Full-Time NTT Faculty is responsible primarily for teaching, it is important to note that the following are examples from which Full-Time NTT Faculty may choose to demonstrate that they have remained active in their field, either professionally or academically. Please note that no specific area is required to be represented in a candidate’s performance review. Rather, the following are offered as elements to assist in guiding the performance review of those candidates who are involved with a variety of other activities.

Research:  NTT Faculty may choose to engage in applied, experimental, and/or theoretical research using any combination of accepted research methodologies and analyses as appropriate to the research question (e.g., quantitative, qualitative, single subject, economic analyses, mixed-method). This may be undertaken independently or as a part of a research team.

Publications:  NTT Faculty may choose to engage in publication of research findings, either as a single author, or as a part of a multiple author publication. Research may be disseminated through peer-reviewed and other outlets (e.g., journals, texts, presentations/meetings, grant applications, academic/training materials). The work of the NTT Faculty may be disseminated through a variety of formats (e.g., print, virtual, electronic, multi-media). Publication in non-refereed publications is also valued and encouraged.

Presentations:  NTT Faculty may choose to disseminate their research to the community and field through local, state, and national/international presentations.

Conferences:  We also value NTT Faculty who take measures to remain current and relevant in their profession as demonstrated through attendance/participation in conferences and/or learning communities related to the SoTL, as well as in effective teaching instruction to best prepare teacher candidates.

External/Internal Support:  NTT Faculty may choose to actively seek the support (e.g., funds, equipment, software, datasets, personnel) needed to conduct their teaching or research. Examples of acceptable ways for Faculty to support their teaching or research include participation in competitive grants/contracts and/or collaborative projects with other institutions, agencies, or schools. We encourage collaborative, interdisciplinary work across Faculty and institutions and where possible, include opportunities for support and mentorship of students.

Professional Service:  NTT Faculty member may choose to serve as an adviser to student organizations, reviewer for a journal, hold office in a professional organization, or provide professional consultation.

Community Service/Partnerships: NTT Faculty may choose to cultivate partnerships within the community. Some examples might be creating educational programs for area schools, forming partnerships with area schools/agencies to enhance opportunities for participating in field experiences and/or service learning for our students, serving on school boards or working with County Boards of Developmental Disabilities and other community agencies.