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Promotion to full

Promotion to Full

Policies and Practices

Criteria to promotion to full professor
Criteria to Promotion to Full Professor

  • They shall show evidence of having attained proficiency in teaching, research and creative activity, and service and of superior achievement and recognition in at least one area, and shall give promise of continuing performance at or above such levels.

  • Evaluation of scholarship shall include extramural evaluation.


  • All evaluations of personnel shall take into consideration a faculty member’s annual work plans during the period of review.

  • The word “proficient” shall be understood to mean “having satisfied capably all the special demands or requirements of a particular situation, craft, or profession.”

Superior achievement and recognition
Superior Achievement and Recognition

“having attained distinction, as recognized by one’s peers, in a particular situation, craft, or profession”

Examples of superiority in teaching
Examples of Superiority in Teaching

  • A&S Distinguished Teaching Award

  • University Teaching Award

  • Fulbright teaching award (s)

  • Multicultural Teaching Award

  • Alumni Teaching Award

  • Metroversity Award for Instructional Development

  • Number of total classes, supervision of internships, and independent studies

  • Number of undergraduates/graduate theses, MA committees, and PhD students placed in jobs

  • Assisting undergraduates/graduate students with presentation and publication of research

  • Quantitative evaluations (usually above 4.5 average of all classes taught)

  • Presentation/publication in teaching methodology/pedagogy

Examples of superiority in research
Examples of Superiority in Research

  • A&S Outstanding Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity Award

  • University Outstanding Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity Award

  • Quantity of books, articles, and other publications, presentations, collections

  • Proclaimed “leader in the field” in book reviews and by extramural reviewers

  • Selectivity of research outlets

  • Quantity/quality of grant activity (number of applications, acceptances, prestige of grantor)

  • Research fellowships and visiting research appointments at other universities

  • Invited research lectures

  • Election to selective professional societies

Examples of superiority in service
Examples of Superiority in Service

  • A&S Distinguished Service Award

  • Trustees’ Award (can also be under teaching category, depending on recipient)

  • Quantity/quality of leadership contributions to department, college, or university

  • Quantity/quality of contributions to professional associations

  • Quantity/quality of community leadership and engagement (public lectures, director of affiliated institution, media interviews, etc.)

  • Faculty award from Disabilities Resource Center

  • Provost’s Award for Exemplary Advising

Extramural reviewers
Extramural Reviewers

  • Recognized authorities in his or her field who have no bias either for or against the reviewee

  • Excludes: personal friends, former mentors, co-authors, close collaborators

  • In cases where there is a relationship, albeit distant, between the reviewee and a potential extramural reviewer, the reviewee must justify the inclusion of that person on the list of experts.

Faculty by rank all 334 total permanent
Faculty by Rank (all)334 total permanent

Faculty by rank
Faculty by Rank



Rank by gender
Rank by Gender



Promotions to full 2004 05 2009 10 years as associate professor
Promotions to Full2004/05 – 2009/10:Years as Associate Professor

Range: 3 – 15

Average: 8

Promotions to full 2004 05 2009 10 success rate
Promotions to Full2004/05 – 2009/10:Success Rate

Attempts: 36

Successful: 33 (92%)

Unsuccessful: 3 (8%)

Trail of recommendations 2004 05 2009 10
Trail of Recommendations2004/05 – 2009/10


DPC always voted unanimously.

Faculty usually voted unanimously

ASPC occasionally split.

ASPC twice made negative recommendations after positive by DPC, faculty, and Chair.

ASPC never made a positive recommendation after negative by DPC, faculty, and Chair.

The Dean twice made negative recommendations after positive by the ASPC, and vice versa.

The Provost once made a positive recommendation after a negative by the Dean.

The Provost never made a negative recommendation after a positive by the Dean.

If denied
If Denied . . .

  • You may reapply at any time, preferably with an improved record.

  • Fresh extramural evaluations are required.

Promotions to full 2004 05 2009 10 area of superiority
Promotions to Full2004/05 – 2009/10:Area of Superiority

Retirements by rank 2004 05 2009 10
Retirements by Rank 2004/05-2009/10