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					                                              Deans Council
                                          Minutes of May 10, 2006
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Present: Bruce Speck, Gerald Beavers, Stan Groppel, David Denton, Charles Pinder, Harriett McQueen, Susan
Calovini, Deborah Fetch, Elaine Berg, Diane Berty, Diane McDonald, Gaines Hunt, Jim Diehr.

1. Probation & Suspension Policy - Telaina Wrigley
   Telaina was unable to attend. This will be on the next Deans Council agenda.

2. E-Dossier Process Announcement - Stan Groppel / Diane McDonald (Attachment A)
   A motion was made to accept the proposal with the editorial changes as noted by Susan Calovini, the
   motion was seconded. Six voted to approve the proposal; three opposed. Diane McDonald will email the
   proposal to Susan Calovini and she will make the needed changes.

3. Policy 5:028 Revision: Extra Compensation - Bruce Speck (Attachment B)
   The policy does not match our current practice of payment based on the smoothing process.
** Dr. Speck will check on paying all extra compensation for fall and spring at the end of February.
   A motion was made to accept the proposed changes to this policy with the editorial corrections by Susan
   Calovini; the motion was seconded and APPROVED.

4. Form Referenced in Policy 5:028 - Bruce Speck
   See above motion; the Council approved that the reference to the form in the policy be eliminated.

5. New TBR Form OD (Online Delivery) - Stan Groppel / Diane McDonald (Attachment C)
   Stan reviewed the forms and Diane indicated that each department should submit the forms for existing and new
   on-line programs. This is for all programs that are completely on-line. Diane will email the form to deans with a
   list of the CIP codes. The forms are due within a couple of weeks.

6. 2006-2007 Faculty Research Forum - Diane McDonald (Attachment D)
   Thanks to Minoa Uffelman, Ann Silverburg, and William Rayburn who selected the 2006-07 brown bag series for
   the Faculty Research Forums. This is the last year that Academic Affairs will be managing this project; the
   Faculty Senate has the option to organize this initiative in the future, if they choose to do so.

7. Creating a Textbook Adoption Policy - Diane McDonald (Attachment E)
   Richard Jackson asked for input from the Deans Council regarding information to put in the textbook adoption
   policy. Attachment E is a summary of the research for discussion. There is concern that there is little to no time
   for the instructor to select a textbook after knowing what the teaching schedule will be. Diane noted that Richard
   Jackson would like to have the suggestions by May 15; Dr. Hoppe hopes to have the policy in place by the end of
   May. All agreed to the top criteria 1 – 5; it should be made clear that the criteria are for general education core
   courses. Diane McDonald noted the suggested changes to this document.
   A motion was made to approve the proposal with the suggested changes as noted by Diane McDonald; the
   motion was seconded and APPROVED.

8. Faculty Senate Draft: Proof of Authorship - Elaine Berg (Attachment F)
   The attached document has been approved by the Faculty Senate. Susan Calovini will mark the revisions to
   paragraph 2 and question of appropriateness to include in the TBR policies and bring the document back for
   Deans Council approval before returning the document to the Faculty Senate.

9. International Travel Policy - Jim Diehr
   Jim Diehr reported the need for a policy to outline the steps to be taken when traveling abroad with students. Jim
   Diehr, Diane Berty, Karen Sorenson and Charles Pinder will draft a proposal.
10. Offices for Post Retirement Faculty - Jim Diehr
    The three undergraduate academic deans will work on a recommendation regarding this issue by the next meeting.

11. Adjunct Improvements Committee Report - Susan Calovini
    Dr. Calovini distributed a report from the ad hoc Committee on Adjunct Improvements. Gerald Beavers made an
    addendum to this Committee that Fort Campbell be represented. This initiative is being passed on to Diane
    McDonald for follow-up and/or implementation.

12. Student Grade Appeals Policy - Susan Calovini/Diane McDonald
    Diane McDonald distributed the Student Grade Appeal Policy which is an enhancement of the academic appeals
    process. This policy will be referenced in the Student Handbook. The Deans Council has already approved this
    document; the distributed document is to ensure that the previously noted suggested changes have been included.
    Please notify Diane McDonald by Friday, May 12, if the distributed copy does not include your previously
    suggested changes. A motion was made to amend the academic appeals committee from five faculty
    members to four; the motion was seconded and APPROVED.

13. Withdrawal from University/Univ. Bulletin - Harriett McQueen / Diane Berty
    Non-medical withdrawals will originate in the Registrar’s Office; with medical extenuating circumstances –
    Tammy check and print the email that was sent on this.

14. Appointing Appeals Committee - Gaines Hunt
    This is a recommendation to appoint the appeals committee in the fall (after promotion committees are
    appointed). The date of appointing the committee will be included on the Personnel Calendar and included in
    APSU Policy 5:060.

15. Book Review - Bruce Speck
    Dr. Speck led a discussion of chapters 1 & 2.


Dr. Speck
- Al Irby asked that it be announced that training is being planned for secretaries, chairs, etc. for navigation of
  Banner, four ½ day training May 30 and May 31. June 9, (two, one-half day sessions) for purchasing, etc. You
  have to go to the first session to go to the June session.
Upcoming Agenda Items
    June 7      Update of Affirmative Action Report - Sheila Bryant
    June 7      Probation & Suspension Policy - Telaina Wrigley
    June 7      Withdrawing from University On-line (FC Eagle Card needed) – Telaina Wrigley

Upcoming Events
   Ongoing    Review IETS / Develop grant goals for IETS
   May 10     Deans Council - What the Best College Teachers Do: Bruce Speck
                  1. Introduction: Defining the Best
                  2. What Do They Know about How We Learn?
   May 19-21 Teaching Professor Conference in Nashville
   June 7     Deans Council - What the Best College Teachers Do - David Denton
                  3. How Do They Teach?
                  4. What Do They Expect of Their Students?
   June 21    Deans Council - What the Best College Teachers Do - Jim Diehr
                  5. How Do They Conduct Class?
                  6. How Do They Treat Their Students?
   July 12    Deans Council - What the Best College Teachers Do - Harriett McQueen
                  7. How Do They Evaluate Their Students and Themselves?
                  8. Epilogue: What Can We Learn from Them?
   July 26    Deans Council - Journal Article - Deborah Fetch
E-DOSSIER ANNOUNCMENT TO FACULTY                                                        ATTACHMENT A


All faculty except fifth and sixth year tenure-track faculty will be required to complete an electronic dossier
in 2006-2007. If you are part of this group, the deadline to apply for an electronic dossier shell no later than
September 15, 2006. Because of the dates established on the attached faculty personnel calendar, all
second-year 2006-2007 faculty applying for third-year retention are encouraged to request an e-dossier
starting today. If you have completed an e-dossier in 2005-2006, your dossier has been archived and you
will need to complete this process.

Steps to Obtain an 2006-2007 E-Dossier:

1.     Access the online request form at either webpage location:
           Academic Affairs:
           Blackboard Course Request:

2.   Enter your name, department, department chair and select the personnel action              requested:
           Retention (Specify Year 1, 2, or 3)
           Promotion
           Tenure

       All of the above fields will be required to submit the request.

Upon hitting “submit,” you and your department chair will receive an auto-notification from
confirming your e-dossier request. You will also receive directions for accessing your e-dossier within five
business days.
                                                                                  ATTACHMENT B

                                AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY
                              POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL

Policy Number: 5:028                          Supersedes Policy Number: 5:028

Date: November 24, 2003 5/8/06 Draft          Dated: January 7, 1999

Subject: Summer Session, Intersession, and Extra Compensation

Initiating Authority: VP for Fin. And         TBR Policy/Guideline Reference:
Admin. And VP for Acad. Af.                   5:02:04:00, 5:02:04:10

                                             President: Signature on File

Tennessee Board of Regents Compensation Policies (Policy No. 5:02:04:00 and 5:02:04:10) are hereby
incorporated into and made a part of this policy in order to provide standard compensation policy for regular
employees of the University.

The University recognizes the need for faculty and staff to be involved in public service and continuing
education activities sanctioned by their assignments. The University also recognizes, however, that under
certain conditions these activities may have to be performed as an extra assignment and that in these
instances additional compensation may be warranted. The following general provisions cover the
circumstances under which extra compensation may be paid and the limitations upon such compensation.

I.     Extra Compensation

       A.      General Provisions

               1.      Salaries paid for teaching in intersession and summer session are not considered extra
                       compensation and are treated separately in this policy.

               2.      Extra compensation is to be used primarily for non- credit work, public service
                       activities of the institution, research or other professional services performed under
                       sponsored agreements, or - in extraordinary circumstances - for credit courses.

               3.      Extra compensation is not intended for those regularly scheduled, recurring credit or
                       non-credit courses which should be planned and budgeted as a regular part of the
                       faculty teaching load.

               4.      Full-time faculty or staff may be assigned to teach credit courses for extra
                       compensation only in extraordinary situations and on an exception basis to cover
                       unexpected and unplanned staffing vacancies or credit course offerings. Every effort
                       should be made to plan credit course offerings within the teaching load assignments
                       of the regular full-time or adjunct faculty.
     5.     Exceptions to this policy may be granted by the appropriate division head for
            appropriate and documented cause on a case by case basis. Exceptions must not
            exceed one semester in duration. Exceptions to this policy which, by plan, will
            exceed one semester in duration, must be approved in advance by the Chancellor.

     6.     Advanced approval to pay extra compensation to eligible personnel must be obtained
            by written request. All employees must obtain approval from their current supervisor
            before accepting employment requiring extra compensation. After supervisory
            approval has been obtained, the written request will be initiated by the employing
            office and sent for final approval through the appropriate Division Head to the
            Human Resources Office. Written requests should be submitted using the Temporary
            Help Pay Authorization Form or the Request for Extra Compensation Form as
            appropriate. Funding must be budgeted in the appropriate account to support the
            request. Any department that wishes to employ a permanent clerical or support
            employee for extra compensation must first coordinate with the Human Resources
            Office to determine if overtime is applicable and the appropriate rate of pay.

B.   Conditions Governing the Use of Extra Compensation

     1.     The services are performed in addition to the employee þs full workload and entirely
            outside of his/her scheduled work hours or while on annual leave.

     2.     Qualified adjunct faculty or other assigned personnel are not readily available to
            perform the required work.

     3.     The additional duties will not interfere with the performance of regularly assigned
            responsibilities and duties.

     4.     Extra compensation for services rendered by a University employee to another state
            agency or to another public institution of higher education will be paid by the
            contracting agency to the institution pursuant to TBR Guideline G-030.

C.   Limits on and Rates of Extra Compensation Extra compensation is subject to the following

     1.     Full-time faculty or staff may not receive extra compensation for more than two
            credit courses per semester or 15 clock hours per week or 400 clock hours per
            academic year, whichever is applicable (T.C.A. 49-5-410).

     2.     Full-time faculty or staff on fiscal year contracts may not receive extra compensation
            which exceeds 20% of his or her full fiscal year salary. Longevity pay is excluded
            from the extra compensation limit.

     3.     Full-time faculty or staff on academic year contracts may not receive extra
            compensation which exceeds 20% of an equated fiscal year salary (125% of academic
            year salary). Longevity pay is excluded from the extra compensation limit.
             4.     The following maximum rates per credit hour of instruction shall apply when
                    calculating extra compensation for full-time faculty or staff teaching credit courses.

                    Rank Rate per Semester Credit Hour

                    Professor              $700
                    Associate Professor    $650
                    Assistant Professor    $600
                    Instructor             $550

             5.     Faculty research or other professional services performed during the academic year
                    under sponsored agreements may be compensated at a rate not to exceed a total of
                    20% of the monthly rate of base pay for each month of documented effort performed
                    under such agreements.

II.   Summer Session and Intersession

      The University recognizes and considers summer session and intersession assignments of faculty as
      separate assignments from academic year appointments. Colleges and/or departments shall provide
      means for assuring equity among faculty in summer course assignments, such equity being
      subordinate to the curricular needs of the University. Compensation for faculty assignments during
      summer sessions and intersessions should be a factor of the regular academic year salary which takes
      into account the nature and extent of the duties and responsibilities involved in these separate
      appointments. To provide for such appropriate levels of compensation for faculty service during
      summer sessions and intersessions, the University provides the following compensation:

      Category A:   Regular academic year faculty personnel who serve the institution as teaching faculty
                    during intersessions and summer sessions. Faculty in this category shall be
                    compensated at the rate of 1/32 of their academic year salary per semester hour of
                    teaching load. The maximum summer and intersession pay may not exceed 25
                    percent of the preceding academic year salary; however, except as needs are
                    determined by the institution, a faculty member may teach and be compensated for
                    nine semester hours for the summer term with appropriate documentation of need
                    maintained at the institution.

      Category B:   Regular academic year faculty who serve under sponsored contracts for research and
                    other professional services between academic years.

                    Compensation for personnel in this category shall not exceed the rate equivalent to
                    one- ninth per month of the preceding academic year salary. If the faculty member
                    works on a part-time basis on a sponsored contract project, the pay should be adjusted

      Category C:   Division/Department Heads on an academic year appointment.

                    The level of compensation for these administrators should be commensurate with the
                    duties assigned. For a full-time assignment, the rate of pay shall not exceed 25
                    percent of the preceding academic year salary.
       Category D:   Part-time faculty. The level of compensation for faculty in this category should
                     follow the schedule set forth in TBR Guideline P-050 (Part-Time Faculty

                     Any exception to the compensation provisions indicated above will require approval
                     by the Chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents.

III.   Payment Schedules for Regular Employees.

       A.    Instruction

             (1)     Extra compensation for on-campus faculty will be calculated on the basis of total
                     teaching load credits accumulated during the fall and spring semesters (See APSU
                     Policy 5:015, Instructional Work Load, for calculation of teaching load credits.). A
                     form is to be used that specifies if a course taught during the fall semester beyond the
                     faculty member’s normal load is to be (1) counted as extra credit hours for overload
                     pay, or (2) counted as credit hours to be “smoothed” in the following spring semester.
                     If smoothed, The the extra credits taught in the fall semester would be deducted from
                     a faculty member’s required teaching load in the spring semester. The form must be
                     signed by the faculty member, the chair/coordinator and the dean at the beginning of
                     the fall semester.

                     This policy is applicable to RODP and al APSU courses. Exceptions based on
                     extenuation circumstances can be made by the department chair/coordinator with
                     approval by the dean/director.

             (2)     Payment for the spring on-campus term will be made with the May monthly payroll at
                     the end of the month.

             (3)     Payment for intersession terms and terms at the Fort Campbell Center, other than the
                     summer term, will be made on the regular monthly payroll. If the term ends within
                     five working days after the end of the month, payment will be made at the end of the
                     preceding month; otherwise, payment will be at the end of the following month.

             (4)     Payment for on-campus summer terms will be made on the regular monthly payroll.
                     Payment will be made on the monthly payroll following completion of the term,
                     except when the term ends within five working days of the end of the preceding
                     month, in which case payment will be made on the preceding month’s payroll.

       B.    Non-Instruction

             Extra compensation for non-instructional duties ordinarily will be paid on the employees next
             regularly scheduled payroll following completion of the additional work.
                                                                                        ATTACHMENT C


Attached is the new TBR Online Delivery Form OD that is now required for programs developed, converted,
and delivered 100% online and for courses that will be developed or converted for online delivery over the maximum
limit of $9,500. Stan Groppel has indicated that we do not go over the max for course development. Therefore, our
primary use of this form will be to obtain TBR approval on 100% online existing and new programs. We would like
to be the first university to submit this form for our online programs, so that we do not face “program duplication”
obstacles for approval in the future. Therefore, please ask your programs to complete and return the attached form
no later than May 22 if possible. If you need assistance, please let me know.
Associate of Applied Science
           ▪ Major: Management Technology          32.52.0201.01
              Concentration: Police Science & Administration

            ▪    Associate of Science in Liberal Arts   16.24.0102.00

         Bachelor's of Science
            ▪ Major: Computer Science and Information Systems
            ▪ Concentration: Information Systems 06.11.0101.00

         Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science 28.45.1001.00
            ▪ Major: Political Science Bachelor's of Science
          Bachelor's of Science
          Major: Criminal Justice
          Concentration: Homeland Security        27.43.0103.00

            ▪    Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies 16.24.0102.02

            ▪    Master of Arts in Corporate Communication 05.09.0102.00

                Master of Science, Health Service Administration 22.31.0501.00
                Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing 31.51.1601.00
                Master of Arts, Military History 28.54.0199.00
                Master of Arts, Psychology
                 Concentration: Industrial/Organizational Psychology 26.42.0101.00
                Master of Arts, Education
                 Concentration: Curriculum & Instruction     08.13.0301.00
                 Specialization: Instructional Technology                                         Specialization:
                 Advanced Studies in Language Arts/Reading or Science
Form OD


Required for programs that will be developed, converted, and delivered 100% online and for
courses that will be developed or converted for online delivery over the maximum limit of $9,500.

Institution Granting Degree:

Program Title:


CIP Classification: (Please provide CIP code)

Implementation Date: (Semester and Year)

[ ] New Program / Course Development
[ ] Existing Program / Course Conversion Development

        [ ] Collaboration (name other schools/partners)
        [ ] Campus specific

        [ ] synchronous (instructor and students simultaneously online)
        [ ] asynchronous (24 x 7)

        [ ] credit
        [ ] non-credit

        Justification for program/course development if an identical program/course has been or is being
        developed/converted or exists online within TBR/UT (justification must be included for duplicated
        program/courses/services that required State funding including efforts for sharing resources and
        collaboration for maximizing State dollars)

        Justification and Estimated Cost of External Training and Out-of-State Consultant Resources

        Justification for individualized Course Development beyond $9,500

        Justification for Course Hosting or Course Management System external to TBR/UT

        TBR eLearning Initiatives: (List requested resources from campus collaborative i.e. training, consultants,
        equipment, and support services that could assist with development/conversion.)

        *List any new costs related to online delivery that will not be covered by existing funds, forms PJ, SE, and FP
                                                                                      ATTACHMENT D

                              Third Annual Faculty Research Forum
                                   2006-2007 Brown Bag Series

The Office of Academic Affairs is sponsoring the 2006-2007 Faculty Research Form to provide an
opportunity for faculty to share their research and creative works with their peers, students, and members of
the community. The monthly forums, which are open to the public at no charge, will address a variety of
topics and include a 30 minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of discussion from the audience. The
Brown Bag Series will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Morgan University Center Room 308. Free
beverages will be provided.

Date                  Title                                         Presenter

September 14          In the Footprints of Pablo Picasso:           Ken Shipley
                      Ceramic Works Spun through the Eyes
                      of "Picassotown"

October 12            Uncertainty and Psychological Traps:          Hassan A. Said
                      Demystifying Some Common Pitfalls
                      In Decision-Making

November 9            A History of Jews in Venice                   Allene Phy-Olsen

February 8            Making Idols of Scripture:                    Bert Randall
                      The Logical Fallacies and Spiritual
                      Disasters of Literalism and Inerrancy

March 15              Gray Squirrel Behavior: A Study of            Andrew Barrass
                      Aggressive Behaviors During Feeding

April 12              Mnemonics: The Science and Art of             Charles Grah
                      Maximizing Memory
                                                                            ATTACHMENT E
                                         Creating an APSU
                                      Textbook Adoption Policy
                                           (5/5/06 Draft)

   Suggested Criteria for Textbook Selection

1. Matches the learning objectives in the course syllabus.

2. Matches the faculty teaching needs.

3. Provides a reasonable book cost to the student.

4. Contains current copyright dates and revision cycles.

5. If possible, departments are encouraged to adopt a textbook that can be used for more than one
   course offered in a sequence (e.g. Same book for Accounting I and II).

   Suggested Process for Selecting Textbooks

1. The chair or director of each academic department or division shall appoint a textbook selection

2. Faculty members shall submit recommendations for new course textbooks or materials at least
   _____ months prior to the beginning date of the semester in which the course (s) will be taught.

3. The department committee shall review textbooks according to the above criteria and select the
   course textbook by majority vote. The department may also solicit input from adjunct instructors.
   In the case of a tie, the department chair will select the textbook. Whenever possible, decisions
   should be made at least three months in advance of the beginning date of the semester in which the
   course will be offered.

    Should we require departments to adopt one standard textbook per course? This approach would be
    more economical for students and reduce bookstore inventory. Several universities have this policy.

4. If a faculty member desires to use textbook(s), lab manuals, software, or other materials from which
   the faculty member, or any person or business associated with the faculty member’s family obtains
   direct financial gain, the faculty member shall submit this recommendation to the textbook selection
   committee at least six months prior to the beginning date of the semester in which the course(s) will
   be taught. (Language taken from University of Alabama Policy) The recommendation should
   provide justification as to why the required text is the only text that is uniquely suited for use in the
   author’s class, an estimation of the total number of students who will be required to purchase the
   text, the cost of the book, and the profit to the faculty member.

5. The textbook selection committee will review the recommendation, consider the appropriateness of
   the textbook(s)/materials according to the above criteria and consider alternative options.

6. The textbook selection committee shall provide a recommendation on whether to adopt the textbook
   to the faculty member, department chair, and college dean.
7. If the department chair and college dean accept the textbook selection committee recommendation to
   select the faculty-authored textbook, the faculty member should disclose the textbook on the Conflict
   of Interest Disclosure Form contained in APSU Policy 5:056 - Conflict of Interest. The faculty
   member should also complete the Financial Gain Disclosure Form per TBR Policy 1:02:03:10
   Section 8. Both forms should be submitted to the college dean.

8. If the amount of financial gain exceeds $_______, the college dean shall forward the forms and
   textbook selection committee analysis of suitable substitute materials and student needs to the
   Conflict of Interest Review Committee (established by TBR Policy 1:02:03:10). The Review
   Committee will review the conflict of interest disclosure and provide a recommendation to the
   __________as follows:

      1.      Should the university claim an interest?
      2.      How will the royalties/profits be distributed?
                              Conflict of Interest Disclosure Review Committee

                                   Thomas Pallen, Professor of Theatre (Chair)
                                        Deborah Fetch, Director, Library
                                     Trish Halstead, Staff Representative
                             Ted Heidloff, Director of Human Resources (ex officio)
                     Richard Jackson, Vice President for Legal Affairs and Strategic Planning (ex
                         Mitch Robinson, Vice President for Finance and Administration

                       The purpose of the committee is to evaluate conflict of interest disclosures
             and make determinations regarding what actions may be required to manage, reduce,
                or eliminate conflicts of interest in accordance with APSU Policy 5:056 and TBR
               Policy 1:02:03:10. Although this committee is responsible for all provisions of the
             policy, particular note is made of its responsibility for Section 7.1.c (use of educational
                  materials from which a faculty member derives financial benefit in that faculty
                                            member’s teaching activities).

                      Members shall be selected by the president and shall serve two-year terms.
                              Members may serve multiple, consecutive terms.

Upon approval from the _____________, copyrighted material prepared by APSU faculty and staff may be
required for student purchase.
                                                                                ATTACHMENT F
Approved by Faculty Senate, April 27, 2006

DRAFT for Two Handbook Changes revised April 25, 2006 (blue is new language)

Location: page 286 in PDF version of Handbook

If the activities of a faculty member in Area II (Research/Scholarship/Creative Activities) appear
irregular to the departmental personnel review committee, that committee shall have the right to
request the faculty member to provide copies of correspondence, documents, and materials related to
the faculty member’s publications and scholarly/creative activities. The faculty member shall act on
that request and must furnish the required information as expeditiously as possible before the
committee votes on that faculty member’s dossier. APSU Policy 5:060 (Policy on Academic Tenure)
notes the faculty member's dossier is considered to be complete at the departmental level and
that after the departmental chairperson/director's action is completed, nothing can be added
or deleted except standard review materials (e.g., college committee report, dean's review,
and reviews by the Provost and the President) or results of the appeal process.

Sole authorship is established for authors by acceptance of their work by an external peer group at
the national or regional level. Also, materials that are submitted should be accepted by a reputable
journal or recognized press in the author’s area of expertise. TBR policy 5-02-03-60 states that
“Books published by reputable firms and articles in refereed journals, reviewed by
recognized scholars, are more significant than those that are not subjected to such
rigorous examination. It should be emphasized that quality is more important than

For co-authored or multi-authored publications submitted to peer-reviewed journals or recognized
publishers, the authors must indicate, as precisely as possible, their level of contribution to the
published work. Their level of contribution may be determined by (a) highlighting their part of the
work; (b) a letter from the senior or primary author describing the levels of each of the other faculty
members’ levels of contribution to the work; or (c) a clear narrative explanation with documentation
of the faculty member’s specific contributions.

Several TBR and APSU policies reference the matter of incompetence and intellectual dishonesty in
teaching or research as grounds for adequate cause for dismissal or other disciplinary sanctions
against faculty members. Faculty are advised to read APSU Policy 99:013 (Misconduct in Research
and Other Creative Activities) as well as TBR policies 5-02-03-30 (Academic Freedom and
Responsibility) Section II.C and 5-02-03-60 (Academic Tenure for Universities).

Location: pages 274-275 in PDF version of Handbook

Suggested Materials for Inclusion in Your Supplemental Dossier

Area I: Copies of course syllabi; representative samples of lecture notes; PowerPoint
presentations [either hard copy or electronic version on CD-R disc]; sample of graded work and/or
other appropriate teaching materials. See IV.A. for further information.

Area II: Copies of articles in journals. If the journal can be easily placed within the accordion file,
you should include the journal itself. If you have published a book which can be easily placed in
the accordion file, you should include the book. If the book is too cumbersome for inclusion,
include copies of relevant chapters and pages e.g. title page (author name must be visible) and
table of contents page. If you have
 presented a paper at a conference, you should submit a copy of your paper and include the
program schedule (highlight your name in the program schedule). See IV.B. for further

It shall be the responsibility of a faculty member undergoing a retention, tenure, or
promotion review to retain all documents pertinent to the faculty member’s activities in the
area of research/scholarship/creative activities until such time as the faculty member has
attained the rank of tenured full professor. Such documents might include, among other
things: (a) copies of all email exchanges between the faculty member and the
editor/publisher of a scholarly journal; (b) written exchanges among multiple authors of a
document; (c) written correspondence between co-authors; (d) documentation of the level
of contribution by the faculty member in a multi-authored work; and (e) notes and
suggestions for revisions from editors/reviewers.

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