Faculty Endorsed 5/12/03, Board Approved 5/15/03
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 9/20/04, Board Amended/Approved 10/7/04
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 10/17/05, Board Amended/Approved 10/21/05
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 8/24/07, Academic Affairs Committee Amended/Approved 4/10/07
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 5/6/08, Board Amended/Approved 5/9/08
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 4/14/09, 5/5/09; Board Approved 5/8/09
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 12/7/2011; Board Approved 1/27/12
a) Faculty Activities Reports:
Candidates must include in an appendix copies of
all annual Faculty Activities Reports from the probationary period.
b) Numerical Course Evaluation Scores:
Candidates must submit all numerical
course evaluation scores collected during their time at the College.
c) Narrative Course Evaluations:
Candidates must submit a representative
selection of narrative course evaluation responses—that is the entire set of
responses for a selection of classes taught at different levels and, perhaps,
subsequent points of development.
d) Teaching Materials:
At the option of the candidate, relevant teaching
materials may be submitted as evidence of excellence in teaching.
e) Documents Relating to Research, Scholarship, and/or Creative Work:
different disciplines define scholarship in different ways, candidates should
document their scholarly activity, as well as its reception by recognized
authorities in the scholarly or artistic communities, in ways that would be helpful
to the Committee, the Provost, and the President. The candidate may wish to do
so by including such materials as reviews, citations, or written evaluations. The
candidate should also include a copy of his or her department’s guidelines on
research, scholarship and/or creative work.
f) Documents Relating to Service
The candidate may include documents related
to service activities.
g) Additional Letters:
Letters of evaluation from students, graduates of the
College, members of professional organizations, colleagues at other institutions,
or members of the community are entirely optional. Any letters included should
specifically address the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses. Thank you notes
and vague or general letters are discouraged.
After the application file is presented to the Provost and all letters, including the
departmental summary letter, letters sent to and solicited by the Provost, and the Mid-
Probation review have been included, the application is reviewed by the Promotion and
Tenure Committee. If relevant information should become available after the file has
been submitted (an accepted publication, for example) that information should be
presented to the Committee by the Department Chair. The Committee may seek
additional information including, but not limited to, information sought directly from the
candidate and/or consultations with both tenured and non-tenured faculty members. The
Committee’s recommendation should be submitted to the Provost by March 1. The
Provost will have one month for additional fact finding before the recommendation,
along with all supporting documents, is forwarded to the President for a final decision.