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RTP Criteria for Regional Campus Faculty

In accordance with University Policy as set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences (LDES) recognizes that there are differences in mission and teaching load at the Regional Campuses.  These variations will be considered when evaluating Faculty for Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion.

Candidates for review are not evaluated along single, isolated dimensions of performance, but rather on their whole performance; specifically on an integrated record of teaching, service, and scholarship/research.  Examples of this integrated record include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • A record of strong performance in the classroom (evidence includes teaching evaluations by students and peers) across assigned classes;
  • Peer reviews of instruction and instructional materials by senior Faculty members in the candidate’s program;
  • A contextual statement/narrative that describes the candidate’s efforts to address student and peer suggestions for improvement;
  • A contextual statement/narrative that provides plans for future course revisions and updates to better meet student needs and cover current knowledge;
  • A contextual statement/narrative that includes a clearly articulated teaching philosophy that reflects the candidate’s careful/thoughtful self-assessment;
  • A record of focused and strong service record to the campus, university, profession, and community along with efforts to assume leadership positions in service
  • A contextual statement/narrative that includes clearly defined lines of inquiry;
  • A contextual statement/narrative that clearly communicates/articulate s the importance and relevance of lines of inquiry to the candidate’s professional field;
  • A research/scholarship record that provides evidence that the candidate is actively disseminating research in quality and appropriate outlets;
  • A scholarship record that provides evidence that the candidate is moving research projects along to ensure quantity and quality of work;
  • A research/scholarship dissemination record (e.g., publications, grants, book chapters, presentations) that provides evidence that the candidate is a scholar in his/her professional field.