Serving on Promotion and Tenure Committees: A Faculty Guide

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This is a concise, easy-to-use guide for committee members involved in the review of faculty for tenure, post-tenure, promotion, or contract renewal. While the focus of these committees is somewhat different across institutions, the questions asked, the data collected, and the need for a high-quality, equitable process is consistent. Provosts, deans, department chairs, and other committee members have found this book an essential resource rich in valuable suggestions. This second edition expands and updates the discussion of the differences among the disciplines; interdisciplinary and collaborative work; special assignments; documenting scholarly, professional, and creative work; and the professional portfolio. While maintaining its practical, comprehensive approach, it also provides new information on Technology and the changing roles of faculty The importance of assessing faculty collegiality Documenting an instructional innovation or use of technology The narrative portions of the teaching portfolio Two new disciplinary statements Documenting effectiveness and impact as a member of a team Characteristic models for describing faculty scholarship The book is organized into two parts: Part I consists of some basic principles for committee members; important consideration of such issues as existing policies and statements relating to promotion and tenure and the priorities of the institution and academic unit; and documenting and assessing faculty work. Part II features disciplinary statements on the work of faculty; useful references and resources; and examples of how to document a range of nonresearch-related faculty's scholarly and professional activities.

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