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WORKSHOP on Promotion and Tenure for Department/Division Chairs University of Missouri-Kansas City 8-10 am Friday, February 10, 2012 Flarsheim Hall Room 557. Today’s Agenda. Discussing the Chair’s Role in the Promotion and Tenure Process: P&T Process Overview Annual Evaluation

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Today s agenda

WORKSHOPonPromotionandTenureforDepartment/Division ChairsUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City8-10 am Friday, February 10, 2012Flarsheim Hall Room 557


Today s agenda

Today’s Agenda

Discussing the Chair’s Role in the Promotion and Tenure Process:

P&T Process Overview

Annual Evaluation

Mid-Tenure “3rd year” Review

Chairs Recommendation Letter & Part II form

External Evaluators

Resources


P t process overview

P&T PROCESS OVERVIEW


P t timeframe overview

P&T Timeframe Overview

Mandatory tenure review usually starts in year 5, completed in year 6 (Early P&T consideration may be requested)

  • Early Fall year 5: Begin candidate portfolio development & external evaluator selection process, Campus P&T Info Sessions

  • Spring year 5: Campus Electronic Portfolio Workshops

  • Mid-Spring: External Evaluator Disclosure forms due for Provost review and approval

  • Late Spring year 5: Candidate submits portfolio to Dean’s office to begin mandatory review process

  • Summer year 5: External reviews

  • Fall year 6: Unit-level reviews (Chair, Dept/Unit P&T Committees, Dean)

  • Early Spring year 6: Campus P&T Committee & Provost reviews

  • Late Spring year 6: Chancellor Decision & Notification to Candidate

  • September 1 year 7: Effective date of Tenure & Promotion –or- Terminal year


Recent p t changes

Recent P&T Changes

  • Dean’s notification to Mandatory Faculty occurs in early Fall instead of late Spring

  • Dean’s call for voluntary Promotion to full Professor occurs in early Fall instead of late Spring

  • Portfolio preparation begins in early Fall

  • Campus P&T Info Sessions moved to early Fall instead of early Spring

  • External Evaluator Form preparation begins in early Fall instead of mid-Spring

  • External Evaluator Forms are due to Provost for review and approval March 15 instead of May 15

  • Electronic Portfolios now required; no more hard-copy portfolios

  • Electronic Portfolio Workshops occur mid-Spring to assist faculty in creating the electronic portfolio; one-on-one E-Portfolio instruction provided to individual faculty upon request

  • Arrange large file document storage on MoSpace by early March to reduce overall electronic portfolio size (limited to 1GB)

  • P&T Coordinators Group monthly meetings: Unit P&T personnel meet with Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs to discuss P&T issues & updates year-round


Department p t guidelines

Department P&T Guidelines

Current Department P&T Guidelines, Campus, and System P&T Policies are delivered to candidate in Offer Letter

Faculty have choice of utilizing either the guidelines in effect at the time of hire –or- the current guidelines when they present for Mandatory P&T Review; Discuss differences with probationary faculty at time of revision and note each faculty member’s choice in their P&T file

Revision to Department Guidelines are made by Department/Unit faculty body; requires Provost review and approval

Are your Department P&T Guidelines out of date on Provost’s website?

Send the current document to [email protected](always include revision date)


Consideration for early p t

Consideration for Early P&T

  • For assistant professors early promotion and tenure requires exceptional justification.

  • In all cases, evidence of early productivity at UMKC must be exceptionally strong.

  • Should be agreement at all levels within the unit that the candidate has a good chance of success for early consideration.


Promotion to professor

Promotion to Professor

  • Is the candidate ready?

  • Is the candidate already performing at the Professor level?

  • Has the candidate met all the departmental requirements for professor?


Performance evaluation

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION


Annual reviews

Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews

Schedule Annual Evaluations to meet the various due notice requirements (See CRR 310.020 Section F.2.)

Present in writing and discuss with faculty member

Address progress toward promotion and tenure in addition to annual performance review

Address any deficiencies in writing

Establish development plan to improve deficiencies

Monitor plan progress throughout the year

Specifically address progress made toward previous year’s development plan goals

Refer to CRR 310.015 Procedures for Review of Faculty Performance

Evaluator Tools available under “Evaluation and Review” on the Faculty Affairs website: info.umkc.edu/facultyaffairs


Mid tenure 3 rd year reviews

Mid-Tenure “3rd Year” Reviews

Refer to Provost’s Mid-Tenure Review Policy Guidelines and Departmental/Unit Mid-Tenure Review policy

Generally held in 3rd year of 6-year probationary period (adjusted for shorter probationary periods)

Structured like established procedures for P&T review (minus the external evaluator and campus reviews)

Many units require Portfolio presentation

Includes both Chair and Department/Unit P&T Committee participation

Refer to Third Year Review of Tenure-Track Faculty Members available

on the Faculty Affairs website: info.umkc.edu/facultyaffairs


Mid tenure 3 rd year reviews1

Mid-Tenure “3rd Year” Reviews

Purpose

In-depth assessment of faculty member’s progress toward promotion and tenure

Inform faculty member of assessment outcome and steps necessary to improve prospects for promotion and tenure

Inform Dean of assessment outcome

Following the Mid-Tenure Review, Chair/Committee informs Dean of the assessment and makes one of the following recommendations:

To reappoint on a regular term appointment

Not to reappoint

See CRR 310.020(Section F) for additional details on decisions not to reappoint. A Terminal Year will follow notification of non-renewal of regular term appointments where the terminal year is the third, or subsequent, year of service at the University.


Extensions to tenure clock

Extensions to Tenure Clock

Refer to CRR 310.025 Extension of Probationary Period for Faculty on Regular Term Appointment

Must be approved by the Chancellor; follow request procedures outline on the P&T website’s “Extension to Tenure Clock” tab

Although Extensions to the Probationary Tenure Clock due to FMLA-approved Medical Leave are automatically approved according to CRR 340.070 Faculty Leave Policy, the candidate and Dept/unit must complete the entire Extension Request Processto officially document the faculty’s approved Extension to the Tenure Clock.

Extensions shall have no adverse effect on the tenure decision

Extensions may be granted for faculty members who encounter circumstances which substantially interrupt their ability to make progress toward tenure.


Chair s recommendation

CHAIR’S RECOMMENDATION


Part ii form

Part II Form

  • Chair/Supervisor completes Part II Form

  • Required for every Candidate

  • Summary of Candidate’s accomplishments from the supervisor’s perspective

  • Can include Recommendation in Summary section of Part II Form in lieu of formal letter –or- include formal Recommendation letter (signed, letterhead) in addition to completed Part II Form

  • Part II Form and any additional letter of recommendation from Chair must be delivered to Candidate for review and opportunity for appeal to the next level of review.


Part ii form1

Part II Form

  • PART TWO

  • To be completed by the Department Chair/Division Director. This document should be accompanied by a copy of the candidates third year review if this is assistant professor seeking tenure.

  • Name of Candidate:

  • Recommendation (Rank advancement and/or tenure): Rank:From __________________________to_________________________________

  • Is tenure being recommended at this time?

  • A. Educational background

  • B.Evaluation of Teaching

  • Appraisal of teaching ability (Refer to and include evidence, such as student questionnaires, peer evaluations, awards, etc.)

  • Appraisal of candidate’s activity in student advising.

  • Other evaluative comments.

  • C.Research and Other Scholarly or Creative Activities

  • Evaluation of the candidate’s scholarly ability (support with evidence) and an assessment of the candidate’s potential for further scholarly work.

  • Other evaluative comments.

  • D. Service

  • E. Additional Comments

  • _____________________________________

  • Name and title Signature

  • _____________________________________

  • Date


Chair s recommendation1

Chair’s Recommendation

The Chair’s Recommendation should address the following in addition to the standard information required in the Part II Form:

  • Discuss Candidate’s accomplishments relative to the Department/Unit Guidelines (explain any discrepancies or allowances)

  • Address External Evaluator (and any other unit-level recommendations that occur prior to the Chair’s review) recommendations/comments, especially negative or dissenting opinions

  • Never reveal identifying characteristics of External reviewers (name, institution) in your recommendation; keep references anonymous to preserve confidentiality.

  • Explain how teaching is evaluated in your unit and provide context for teaching scores (never provide raw data evaluation forms, only summary sheets)

  • Clearly state your recommendation(you either DO or DO NOT recommend promotion and tenure)

  • Substantiate your recommendation

  • Be Honest!

  • Chair’s Recommendation Letter and completed Part II Form will be distributed to Candidate for review with opportunity to rebutt, and will be placed in portfolio for consideration by all additional levels of review


External evaluators

EXTERNAL EVALUATORS


External evaluator selection

External Evaluator Selection

Refer to the External Evaluator Disclosure Form and Instructions, Notes on the Promotion & Tenure Process 2009 for additional information

  • CRR requires 3 letters of external evaluation; Provost prefers 4-6 external evaluator letters in each Candidate’s portfolio

  • Candidate and Chair should each provide 5 external evaluator names, for a target list of 10 names

  • Prefer full tenured Professors from institutions comparable or better than UMKC

  • Provide name, title, rank, tenure status, institution, and email contact information on form

  • Allow Candidate to disclose relationships on all names listed on form (including those supplied by the Chair), then both parties sign the form and submit to Dean’s Office for Provost approval

  • Use the “Relationship” field to provide additional justification and explanation for the inclusion of external evaluators with any sort of previous relationship to the Candidate

  • Work with Dean’s Office and/or Dr. Medeiros if you have questions

  • Target equal balance of letters in portfolio from Candidate & Chair’s suggested external reviewers


Resources

RESOURCES


P t important links see provost website http info umkc edu pt

P&T Important Linkssee provost website: http://info.umkc.edu/pt/

  • CRR 320.035 (UM P&T Regulations)

  • Chancellor's Memorandum #35 (UMKC)

  • Department/Unit Guidelines

  • P&T Calendars

  • UMKC Portfolio Instructions

  • UMKC P&T Form Part 1 (Candidate)

  • UMKC P&T Form Part 2 (Chair)

  • External Evaluator Approval Form (Both)


Format of e portfolio documents

Format of E-Portfolio Documents

  • See the provost website: http://info.umkc.edu/pt

  • For P&T calendar, portfolio instructions, forms, and policies.

  • Effective September 2011 all P&T portfolios must be electronic.

    • Must use university approved template

    • Requires Adobe Pro software version 10+ (available for purchase ($61/seat) through Info Services or for free via UMKC Remote Labs)


Electronic portfolio demo

ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIO DEMO


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