Faculty Handbook 2014–15

Evaluation, Reappointment, and Promotion:
Full-Time Tenure-Track Faculty

Review of Full-Time Tenure-Track Faculty
Full-time tenure-track faculty members are reviewed according to procedures established by the Purchase College faculty. Explicit standards for reappointment and promotion appear in the Faculty Bylaws, especially Article XII, Criteria for Reappointment and Promotion of Faculty. Faculty should also refer to the companion document, Procedures for Reviewing Faculty for Reappointment and Promotion, available on the College Policies site.

Members of the teaching faculty are evaluated on the basis of their teaching, scholarly and/or professional activities, and community service. (Separate criteria exist for library faculty, defined under Article XI, §B.2.a. of the Faculty Bylaws.) Faculty members are expected to meet standard obligations in all three areas and to achieve excellence in two of these areas, one of which must be teaching.

All reviews are conducted according to the timeline established by the provost. Typically, the review process is initiated by the chair or director of the school or conservatory, who requests by letter that the faculty candidate submit a dossier, including a letter summarizing her or his teaching, scholarly and/or professional activities, and community service, and supporting evidence of those activities, such as syllabi, publications, and exhibitions. Depending on the nature of the review, the candidate may also be asked to submit names of persons inside and/or outside the college who can be contacted as sources of information during the review process.

A faculty member may initiate a review for early tenure or promotion. Please refer to the timeline for the deadline to request a change in rank or tenure status.

External Evaluations
External evaluations are required for all reviews involving decisions on reappointment taking place in the sixth of the standard seven-year probationary period. External evaluations are required for all reviews involving promotion to the ranks of associate or full professor and associate or full librarian.


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