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FH Appendix 6 Promotion Guidelines: Nathan M. Bisk College of Bu...

Effective Date Jan 1, 2015

FH Appendix 6: Promotion Guidelines: Nathan M. Bisk College of Business

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.

Promotion Procedures

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.

Promotion Eligibility

Assistant Professor

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.

Associate Professor

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.

Professor

A candidate may be considered for promotion to professor after a minimum of five years as an associate professor.

Promotion Criteria

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

Teaching and Related Academic Activities (Applicable to All Candidates) 

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.

  1. Consistent, positive student evaluations of classes.
  2. Advisor for graduate and undergraduate students.
  3. Chair or member on master committees.
  4. Chair or member on Ph.D. committees.
  5. Faculty advisor to student clubs/societies or lead on student enrichment activities.
  6. External member of student examination committees.
  7. Design new courses or redevelop existing courses.
  8. Provide appropriate outcome assessment in accordance with our regional and specialized accreditation body (SACS, IACBE).
  9. Develop academic programs at the undergraduate or graduate level. 

The professional development and evaluation for promotion for twelve-month academic chairs includes:

  1. Teaching course load to include both campus and online, and at graduate and undergraduate levels.

Administrative Duties (Twelve-month Academic Chairs and Site Directors)

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.

  1. Manage the hiring process of adjunct faculty.
  2. Conduct performance evaluation of adjunct faculty.
  3. Oversee resolution of academic issues associated with grade changes and academic integrity.
  4. Evaluate transfer credits and course substitution requests.
  5. Identify curriculum development needs and opportunities for new degree programs.
  6. Implement and maintain assessment activities associated with IACBE and SACS accreditation.
  7. Demonstrate continuous improvement in existing programs.

Administration activities specific to site directors in ESD include:

  1. Manage resident administrators and office personnel.
  2. Provide student governance and oversight.
  3. Provide facilities management and oversight at remote sites.
  4. Provide approvals for state accreditation bodies at remote sites.
  5. Provide leadership and advisement to Education Service officers at military sites.

Service Activities

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:

  1. Served on university and college governance committees.
  2. Served on university academic and examining committees.
  3. Performed administrative functions within the college.
  4. Served as director of College Centers of Excellence.
  5. Contributed as a consultant in area of technical expertise to private or public sector organizations.
  6. Provided scholarly lectures or invited talks in non-conference or industry settings.
  7. Provided service activities to the community.
  8. Represented the college or university in regional, national or international organizations related to university affairs.
  9. Contributed to university- or college-related outreach projects.

Service to the profession includes:

  1. Professional society service.
  2. Journal chief editor or area editor.
  3. Reviewer on papers for refereed journals.
  4. Reviewer for refereed proceedings and conferences.
  5. Session chair, discussant or panelist at state/national/international conferences.
  6. Member of accreditation visiting teams.
  7. External member on graduate or doctoral committees at another university.
  8. Officer or active member, or received recognition by a professional or scientific society at the local, regional, national or international level.
  9. Organized or taught short courses or seminars in the field of study to the business or industry-specific community.

Evaluation Review Guidelines for Faculty in the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business

All adjunct faculty will be evaluated based on their teaching performance and service to the students and their departments.

Nine-month Faculty Candidates

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. 

  1. Publication of articles in refereed journals.
  2. Publication of papers in refereed proceedings.
  3. Publication of refereed book chapters.
  4. Publication of a textbook.
  5. Presentation at national or international conferences.
  6. Publication of articles in practitioners’ magazines.
  7. Publication of papers in non-refereed proceedings.
  8. Contribution to publication of texts, study guides or manuals.
  9. Publication of case studies.
  10. Publication of textbook chapters.
  11. Funded research grants.
  12. Proposals for externally funded research.
  13. Talk related to academic discipline to professional non-academic conferences and public groups.
  14. Technical reports at a regional or national level related to the field of study.
  15. Newspaper, magazine and online articles related to the field of study.

Twelve-month Faculty Candidates

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.

  1. Publication of papers in refereed proceedings.
  2. Publication of papers in non-refereed proceedings.
  3. Presentation at national or international conferences.
  4. Publication of non-refereed or text book chapters.
  5. Publication of refereed book chapters in the field of study.
  6. Technical reports at a regional or national level related to the field of study.
  7. Contributions to publication of texts, study guides or manuals.
  8. Publication of case studies.
  9. Funded research grants.
  10. Proposals for externally funded research.
  11. Talks related to academic discipline to professional, non-academic conferences and public groups.
  12. Newspaper, magazine and online articles related to the field of study.

Nathan M. Bisk College of Business Evaluation Forms 

Nine Month Faculty Performance Evaluation 

Twelve Month Faculty Performance Evaluation

Site Director Faculty Performance Evaluation