a.    Decisions on tenure and promotion are made separately. The granting of tenure in the Department of Pan-African Studies will be based on documented evidence that a Faculty member has achieved (a) a strong record of scholarship (research/publications) and/or creative scholarship, served as an effective teacher, and provided adequate service, (b) has demonstrated the potential for continued success (as evidenced by works in progress).
b.     While published research or creative scholarship carry greater weight than non-published/performed, tenure considerations may also include grant proposals submitted but not funded, pending proposals, creative scholarship plans, papers “under review” or a book manuscript “in press,” graduate students currently advised, and other materials that may reflect on the candidate’s potential for a long-term successful career. 
c.    When time to tenure is recognized in the Probationary Faculty member’s offer letter, previous publications prior to arriving at Kent State will be considered.