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					               Uniform Outline or Template for Faculty Handbook (Revised 9-26-05)

                  CRITERIA FOR DEPARTMENTAL PERSONNEL ACTIONS

APSU Policies 5:060, 5:061 and 5:062 describe the nature of the areas of evaluations for faculty. In
order to better present the departmental criteria, the following template has been developed to guide
collection and reconciliation of the existing criteria. Where gaps exist, departments and schools should
modify and/or develop specific minimum criteria for each area of evaluation for the various levels of
faculty reviews. The purpose of this outline is to get more uniformity in the presentation of minimum
criteria as delineated in the Faculty Handbook and to establish more specific criteria where applicable.
This template has been revised to reflect changes to APSU Policy 5:060 effective for 2005-2006.

                                            (Social Work)
   I.      Faculty Retention Years 1-3
           A. Effectiveness in Academic Assignment
                    1. Teaching effectiveness (APSU Policy 5:060.IV.A.1.)
                         a.    Student evaluations of instruction
                         b.    Peer review of instruction
                         c.    Direction of undergraduate and graduate research
                         d.    Course and curricular development or improvements
                         e.    Effective student advisement
                         f.    Work effectively with colleagues on academic issues
                         g.    Other

                    2. Non-teaching assignments (APSU Policy 5:060.IV.A.2.)
                        Evidence of administrative or supervisory duties as dean, department
                        chair/director, program coordinator, or other special activities for which
                        reassigned time is given
                        a. Develop and/or teach one on-line course

           B. Research/Scholarship/Creative Activities (APSU 5:060.IV.B)
                   1. Publications
                         a.   One peer-reviewed publication
                         b.
                   2. Papers Presented
                         a. Two papers presented at scholarly meetings
                         b.
                   3. Performances or Exhibitions
                         a.
                         b.
                   4. Research or Creative Arts in Progress
                         a.
                         b.
                   5. Other Items
                         a. Grants applied for and the number funded
                         b. Participation in the accreditation self-study
           C. Professional Contributions and Activities (APSU Policy 5:060.IV.C)
                     1. Service to Campus
                    a. Committee work or other administrative service
                    b. Service on Faculty Senate or special task forces
                    c. Other participation or leadership in the university’s governing and
                       policy-making processes
                    d. Advisor to student organizations
                    e. Other campus service

                2. Service to One’s Discipline
                   a. Memberships and leadership in professional organizations
                   b. Professional service as session chair, discussant, paper reviewer, other.

                3. Service to the Community
                   a. Discipline-related presentations to community groups
                   b. Discipline-related advice and consultations to community groups
                   c. Other discipline-related service to the local community or larger society.


II.   Faculty Retention Years 4-5 unless being reviewed for tenure
         (same outline as I, but higher quality).
      A. Effectiveness in Academic Assignment
               1. Teaching effectiveness (APSU Policy 5:060.IV.A.1.)
                    a.    Average or above average teaching evaluations
                    b.    Same as I above
                    c.
                    d.
                    e.
                    f.
                    g.

               2. Non-teaching assignments (APSU Policy 5:060.IV.A.2.)
                   Evidence of administrative or supervisory duties as dean, department
                   chair/director, program coordinator, or other special activities for which
                   reassigned time is given
                   a. Participate in department curriculum development
                   b. A strong record of student advising and good relationships with students.
                   c. Strong participation on department, college, and university committees.
                   d. Cooperative and supportive behavior toward department and university
                       faculty and staff
                   e. Adherence to university rules, regulations, and policies, including
                       attendance at required events.

      B. Research/Scholarship/Creative Activities (APSU 5:060.IV.B)
              1. Publications
                   a.   One refereed journal articles or one scholarly book related to some
                        aspect of social work
                   b.
              2. Papers Presented
                   a. Three papers presented at scholarly meetings
                    b.
                3. Performances or Exhibitions
                    a.
                    b.
                4. Research or Creative Arts in Progress
                    a.
                    b.
                5. Other Items
                    a. One substantial grant proposal to an external funding source (outside of
                        the university) may count for one paper presentation.
                    b.

       C. Professional Contributions and Activities (APSU Policy 5:060.IV.C)
                 1. Service to Campus (same as 1, C above but with a strong level of community
                     service related to social work)
                     a. Committee work or other administrative service
                     b. Service on Faculty Senate or special task forces
                     c. Other participation or leadership in the university’s governing and
                         policy-making processes
                     d. Advisor to student organizations
                     e. Other campus service

                  2. Service to One’s Discipline
                     a. Memberships and leadership in professional organizations
                     b. Professional service as session chair, discussant, paper reviewer, other.

                  3. Service to the Community
                     a. Discipline-related presentations to community groups
                     b. Discipline-related advice and consultations to community groups
                     c. Other discipline-related service to the local community or larger society.
III.   Tenure
          (same outline as I, but consistently above average in all areas).
       A. Effectiveness in Academic Assignment
               1. Teaching effectiveness (APSU Policy 5:060.IV.A.1.)
                     a.    Average or above average teaching evaluations
                     b.    Same as II, A 1 above
                     c.
                     d.
                     e.
                     f.
                     g.

                2. Non-teaching assignments (APSU Policy 5:060.IV.A.2.)
                    Evidence of administrative or supervisory duties as dean, department
                    chair/director, program coordinator, or other special activities for which
                    reassigned time is given
                    a.
                    b. Same as II, A, 2 above
      B. Research/Scholarship/Creative Activities (APSU 5:060.IV.B)
              1. Publications
                   a.   Two articles in refereed journals or one scholarly book and one article
                        related to some aspect of sociology
                   b.
              2. Papers Presented
                   a. Four papers presented at state scholarly meetings, or three presentations,
                      one of which must be at a regional or national meeting
                   b.
              3. Performances or Exhibitions
                   a.
                   b.
              4. Research or Creative Arts in Progress
                   a.
                   b.
              5. Other Items
                   a. One substantial grant proposal to an external funding source (outside of
                      the university) may count for one paper presentation.
                   b.

      C. Professional Contributions and Activities (APSU Policy 5:060.IV.C)
                1. Service to Campus (same as 1, C above but with a strong level of community
                    service related to Sociology)
                    a. Committee work or other administrative service
                    b. Service on Faculty Senate or special task forces
                    c. Other participation or leadership in the university’s governing and
                        policy-making processes
                    d. Advisor to student organizations
                    e. Other campus service

                 2. Service to One’s Discipline
                    a. Memberships and leadership in professional organizations
                    b. Professional service as session chair, discussant, paper reviewer, other.

                 3. Service to the Community
                    a. Discipline-related presentations to community groups
                    b. Discipline-related advice and consultations to community groups
                    c. Other discipline-related service to the local community or larger society.

IV.   Promotion to Assistant Professor
         (same outline as I, same requirements as III).

V.    Promotion to Associate Professor
         (same outline as I, but show leadership in one of the three areas.).

VI.   Promotion to Full Professor
              (same outline as I, with high quality in at least two of the three areas, expanded
              leadership, and regional/national recognition).

VII.   Expectations for tenured faculty not being reviewed for promotion. This section applies to
       all tenured faculty including Full Professors.
               (same outline as I, with creativity, leadership, and above average teaching
               evaluations; also, maintain currency with the discipline).