a.    Decisions on promotion to associate professor will be based on a Faculty member’s accomplishments that have been completed during the tenure review period as well as other accomplishments prior to Kent State University. 
b.    Promotion to Associate Professor will be based on evidence of a strong record of research/publications and/or creative scholarship, effective teaching, and effective service. 
c.    Candidates for Promotion to Associate Professor are expected to have developed a sustained or focused research or creative program in their chosen subfield(s), evidenced by publications or creative scholarships (for example, journal articles,  book chapters, books, directing/creative productions, film/documentaries/audio books, performances). Evaluation of publication record will include an assessment of contribution to the field and its quality.  
d.    Only work that has been published or formally accepted for publication can be considered for promotion.  A book contract or conditional acceptance of a manuscript will not be considered as evidence of scholarly achievement in promotion reviews. 
e.    Critical editions with introductory material, notes, and textual apparatus will be considered the equivalent of a single-authored critical work; other editorial work, such as editing a learned journal, special issues of learned journals, or collections of essays, will be weighted according to the scholarly contributions of the editor.  Multiple-authored works will be weighted according to the scholarly contribution of the candidate
f.    Promotion to Full Professor is the recognition of the highest level of university achievement in terms of national/international stature. This will require evidence of strong and continuous accomplishments in scholarship (research/publications) and/or creative scholarship, teaching and service. Documentation for the promotion to a Full Professor should follow the same guidelines as files for tenure and promotion to associate professor.