Tenure and Recontracting February 26, 2019 SENATE T&R
Tenure and Recontracting February 26, 2019 SENATE T&R CHAIRPERSON KEVIN DAHM Four Formal Reviews Goals of the Review Process Make an accurate assessment about candidates' long term value to the university community Provide clear and accurate feedback to candidates in each
review cycle Resources Tenure and Recontracting MOA and forms available at: https:// sites.rowan.edu/academic-affairs/a ftlocalagreements.html Deadlines For first year faculty, the deadline for your DEPARTMENT
committee to finish its work and report to dean is APRIL 1. Department committee will probably want about two weeks. Page 6 of Current MOA T&R Review: Department Tasks Department approves criteria Department elects the Dept. T&R Committee
Candidate works with Department T&R Committee to prepare application Department T&R Committee reviews and appraises the application, then votes Department T&R Committee members sign the summary, candidate has right to respond
Signed summary becomes a part of the T&R Review: Senate Committee University Senate T&R Committee Chair is elected and committee members are selected Representatives from faculty of all colleges, as well as professional staff AFT representative ensures all proper procedures are followed
Same individual can serve on both DEPT. and SENATE committees Senate Committee Review Candidate submits one original application and supplemental folder and one PDF application ([email protected]) T&R Committee meets to discuss each candidates packet in detail
Senate committee votes and writes a summary letter(s) including numerical vote Senate committee chair and candidate sign summary evaluation letter, candidate has right to respond Signed letter becomes part of the packet forwarded to the President/Provost with the candidate's original packet Senate Committee: Hearings No vote from the department or no vote from Senate triggers a hearing
University Senate T&R Committee can schedule a hearing if it deems important information is missing Purpose of the hearing is to gather additional information Senate T&R Committee meets separately with candidate and the candidates department committee
Senate T&R Committee, the candidate and the department are each entitled to an AFT representative T&R Process: President/Provost Dean reviews candidates folder, prepares a recommendation to the Provost/President, and gives the candidate a copy Provost/President reviews the candidates folder and all forwarded recommendations, formulates his/her own recommendation, and notifies the Senate T&R Committee and the candidate
Tenure is conferred at Board of Trustees meeting and begins in September of Year 7 Tenure Criteria Teaching Scholarly and Creative Activity Professional Development Service Service to University Community to Wider and Professional
Community Tenure Criteria Criteria are defined university-wide by the collective bargaining agreement Department documents provide specific interpretation of university criteria Expectations Teaching
effectiveness is an important feature of all reviews Scholarship- focus on plan early, achievement in later reviews Expectations for service increase through the process Committee is examining the trajectory for each area
Application Packet Contents Application Form Curriculum Vita Executive Summary Job Description
Courses Taught and Adjusted Load Approved Department T&R Document Application Packet Contents Candidate Self Assessment Teaching Scholarly and Creative Activity Professional
Development Service to University Community Service to Wider and Professional Community Department Evaluation Previous Evaluations
Student evals from at least half of courses taught Scholarly/Creative Activity or Professional Development Self-assessment External review (fourth cycle, Scholarly/Creative Activity only) Plans for future growth Self-Assessment Accessible to people who are not subject matter experts
CITE EVIDENCE Relate Make explicitly to T&R criteria the case that activity is sustainable Recommendations Anticipate external reviewer feedback
Establish a scholarly plan Check alignment of work with departmental document Consider what venues are valid, and how are they valued Provide context for scholarly work (i.e. multiple authorship and journal standing)
Grant expectations Service to University Community Self-assessment Plans for future growth Service to University Community Self-assessment Why have your chosen particular areas of service
Explain scope of the contribution if not self explanatory Plans for future growth Leadership opportunities Service to Wider and Professional Community Self-assessment
Why have your chosen particular areas of service Explain scope of the contribution if not self explanatory Plans for future growth Leadership opportunities Recommendations
Its a living document Checklist Student Peer All items evaluations observations prior reviews Recommendations
Make a strong, positive case Be thoughtful and reflective Be thorough but emphasize accomplishments since last review Provide clear dates Respond explicitly to feedback
from prior reviews Organizational Notes Check and double-check file organization Check spelling and grammar Provide a blank copy of the student evaluation form completed by your students
Explain the scoring of the student evaluations, including the range (0-4? 1-5?) and value (5 = poor? 5 = excellent) of points Create a table that summarizes student evaluations with dates and classes by semester Organizational Notes Number all pages sequentially When inserting pages use letters with
numbers (14, 14A, and 15, etc.) Two-sided copies are okay Put supporting material in supplemental binder Use section tabs and a table of contents for the supplemental binder Problems to avoid
Missing page numbers Lack of reflection Publications not clearly described Missing signatures and dates Missing student evaluations or peer observations
Missing copies of evaluations from previous review cycle Not following the Senate review check list Questions and Discussion
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