Reviewed and approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs: 1/8/2015
Note: edited by Chief Operating Officer (formerly titled 'Provost') for title updates: 7/4/11
Note: edited by Provost for currency: 3/31/05
The Nathan M. Bisk College of Business (COB) has established a Faculty Review and Promotions Committee. One of the responsibilities of this committee is the development of promotion criteria guidelines for the COB faculty. These guidelines are derived from the Florida Institute of Technology Faculty Handbook and the mission of the COB. They are intended to provide guidance to the faculty as to the types and quality of professional activities required for promotion. The guidelines are also intended to assist the dean in coaching faculty members and recognizing noteworthy faculty performance.
The individual faculty member candidate is responsible for collecting the documentation for the promotion dossier. The dossier must follow the same organization and use the same terms listed in “Promotion Dossier Format” (Appendix 1) of the Faculty Handbook. Either the dean or the faculty member may initiate the promotion procedure; however, all documentation must be forwarded through the dean, whether or not there is support for the promotion.
The promotion dossier must be presented to and evaluated by the dean. For promotion from associate to full professor, at least five external letters must be solicited from professionals familiar with the candidate’s work. At least two of the external letters must not be close colleagues or mentors. The candidate may provide suggested names of those who can serve as external reviewers; however, the dean must be the person who solicits the external evaluation letters.
A letter of recommendation from the dean and the promotion dossier are then forwarded through the vice president for academic affairs to the Committee on Faculty Promotion (CFP) for evaluation.
Appointment as a nine-month assistant professor shall be based on a candidate’s potential to teach effectively and to contribute to the advancement of scholarly knowledge. Appointment as a twelve-month Academic Chair or Site Director for a remote site in the Department of Extended Studies (ESD) shall be based on a candidate’s potential to be effective at administrative duties, teaching and service, and to contribute to the advancement of scholarly knowledge. Potential for all candidates to be eligible for assistant professor will typically be determined through the curriculum vita, letters of recommendation and the presentation of an invited interview. Appointment will normally be considered for a holder of the terminal degree.
Promotion to associate professor is based on the achievement of goals and the successful performance of activities set forth in the established criteria (as outlined below). Promotion to the rank of associate professor will be based on a sufficient number of the goals and activities to suggest that the candidate is at least half way along the path to full professorship. A candidate may be considered for promotion to the rank of associate professor after a minimum of five years as an assistant professor or equivalent.
A candidate may be considered for promotion to professor after a minimum of five years as an associate professor.
The areas for professional development and evaluation for promotion for nine-month faculty candidates are consistent with those specified in “Promotion Dossier Format” (Appendix 1) of the Faculty Handbook. These include: (1) Teaching and Related Activities; (2) Research and Scholarly Activities; and (3) Services Activities.
The areas for professional development and evaluation for promotion for candidates who are twelve-month Academic Chairs for Online Programs and twelve-month Site Directors in ESD are consistent with those specified in “Promotion Dossier Format” (Appendix 1) of the Faculty Handbook. These include: (1) Administrative Duties; (2) Teaching and Related Activities; (3) Service Activities; and (4) Research and Scholarly Activities.
Candidates for promotion to professor will have a performance record that includes most of the activities specified below. Candidates for promotion to associate professor will demonstrate proficiency in many of the activities listed; enough to suggest that the candidate is at least half way along the path to full professorship.
The professional development and evaluation for promotion for twelve-month academic chairs includes:
Twelve-month candidates for promotion will have a performance record that demonstrates proficiency in the activities listed. Administration is a primary function for twelve-month faculty and site directors in support of academic programs offered online and off site.
Administration activities specific to site directors in ESD include:
Candidates for promotion will have a record of performance that includes service to the university and college, as well as service to the profession. Service is an important element of the college’s strategic plan in relation to enrollment growth, new partnerships, and an evolving innovation and entrepreneurship pedagogical theme.
Service to the university includes:
Service to the profession includes:
All adjunct faculty will be evaluated based on their teaching performance and service to the students and their departments.
Nine-month candidates for promotion will have a consistent record of publications that recognize contributions to the field of study. Nine-month candidates for promotion to professor will have a consistent record of national and international publications during the years preceding promotion.
Twelve-month candidates will show evidence of external recognition of contributions to the field of study. Twelve-month candidates for promotion to professor will have a consistent record contributing to the field of study during the years preceding promotion.