Necessary Conditions for Tenure | Philosophy Faculty Handbook | Kent State University

Necessary Conditions for Tenure

a.  Documented evidence of suitable promise of a sustained and distinguished record of scholarship.

b.  Documented evidence of suitable promise of a sustained and distinguished record of teaching.

c.  Documented evidence of suitable promise of a sustained and distinguished record of service. Contributions beyond minimal participation in Department service functions, such as attending routine departmental meetings and FAC meetings, which make significant positive contributions to the advancement of the educational, scholarly, governance, and college goals and missions of the unit, College, University, Campus, or community will be included here.

Candidates for tenure are expected to provide documented evidence for each of the activities to be considered under Scholarship, Teaching and Service. Please review Subsection D, below, which provides (a) guidelines and examples of what is acceptable as documented evidence for Scholarship, Teaching and Service, and (b) the criteria for evaluating or weighting the quantity and quality of Scholarship, Teaching and Service for probationary tenure-track faculty members.

In each instance, a judgment as to whether a candidate for tenure has attained a suitable promise of a sustained and distinguished record (including quality and quantity of achievement) in the areas of scholarship, teaching, and service must be rendered by each member of the Ad Hoc Tenure and Promotion Committee.