Evaluative Criteria for Tenure and Promotion

The three evaluative criteria are scholarship, teaching, and service.

  1. Scholarship/Creative Scholarship

    i.    While the Department of Pan-African Studies highlights the value 
    of undergraduate teaching, service, a candidate for tenure and 
    promotion is expected to achieve strong record of research/ 
    publication and/or creative scholarship. 
    ii.    The Department of Pan-African Studies recognizes that scholarly publications and/or creative scholarship may be realized through 
    collaborative projects, joint-authored work, and single-authored 
    works. The Department will recognize single-authored, joint-
    authored scholarly works/creative scholarship and other
    collaborative works/projects in tenure and promotion considerations
    iii.    Documented evidence for tenure and promotion of probationary Faculty member shall consist of those scholarly (publications) and/or creative scholarship materials produced since hired at Kent State University, except in cases where a Faculty member is eligible to exercise year (s) of credit granted toward tenure at the initial hiring and clearly stated in the candidate’s offer or appointment letter.

  2. Teaching

    i.    A probationary faculty seeking tenure and promotion is expected to demonstrate effectiveness in teaching and other teaching related activities (see the departmental criteria for reappointment, tenure/promotion for the acceptable evidence of effective teaching in the discipline of Pan-African Studies).
    ii.    Documented evidence for tenure and promotion shall consist of SSIs, peer review of teaching and other materials,

  3. Service

    i.    A probationary Faculty seeking tenure and promotion is expected to perform adequate service at the department, college, university and/or community level. 
    ii.    Faculty seeking promotion to full professor must demonstrate excellent service at the department, college, university and/or community level.