In general, original work and new knowledge are the goals of scholarly and creative activity. These accomplishments may take the form of traditional scholarship and be measured by publication of significant articles, briefs, reviews, and books; they may also be achieved in other forms of distinguished scientific, artistic, professional, and creative production and performance. In order to be awarded tenure at this institution you must show evidence of a productive, independent and creative mind; you must make significant, sustained contributions in your field; you must be continuously and effectively engaged in innovative creative activity of high quality and significance. Work that is redundant or derivative in nature might not be considered a significant contribution.
Scholarly work must be presented in an appropriate medium
Peer reviewed/refereed work is necessary
National distribution and/or exposure is expected
Work in which the candidate is single or lead author will be given more weight
Presentations by the candidate at professional meetings
Effort in scholarship resulting in professional growth, but not directed toward the core
Additional publication/productivity not related to the core criteria above. This should involve original thought and should contribute to the candidate's professional growth.
There may be additional areas in which a faculty member demonstrated notable scholarly or productive accomplishment. The Director and the PAC will examine these areas, keeping in mind the spirit of individual differences among faculty members.
While probationary faculty members routinely dedicate their efforts more to the teaching and research areas, it is important for them to have some involvement in service activities in order to become aware of the kind of service that assists the university to function effectively. The major thrust of this service will be devoted to Division and School needs. Limited, meaningful service , in combination with scholarship and effective teaching, is the path to follow.
Service on Division and School governance groups
Student advising Additional Criteria
Outreach activities such as lectures, seminars, performances, master classes
Service on College, University, Professional and community governance groups
Holding elective office in professional and/or community organizations
Community service related to professional training