Third-Year/Mid-Term Review Workshop, January 28, 2014

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Third-Year/Mid-Term Review Workshop, January 28, 2014

  1. 1. Materials presented are for general informational purposes only and do not constitute official University rules, policies or practices, or interpretations or summaries of such rules, policies or practices. No warranties or representations are made as to the accuracy of any information presented. Any discrepancy between the information presented here and the official rules and policies of the University of Oregon and the Oregon University System is not intended to and does not alter or amend the official rules and policies.
  2. 2. Third-Year Review Mid-Term Presented by Ken Doxsee Associate Vice Provost For Academic Affairs January 28, 2014
  3. 3. Timing of the Review • For tenure-track faculty without tenure • Timing established at time of appointment • Usually occurs during last year of initial contract • If no credit for prior service – typically in 3rd year • If credit for prior service – typically mid-way between hire and expected tenure review • Completed ≥1 one month before end of contract
  4. 4. Process • Department/unit head requests materials from faculty member • Department/unit head assembles file • File provided to committee of tenured faculty • Committee prepares report, including assessment of progress toward tenure & promotion • Department/unit head prepares independent report and recommendation Fall term
  5. 5. Faculty Member’s Responsibilities • Curriculum vitae • Scholarship portfolio • • • Comprehensive portfolio of scholarship/research/creative practice Appropriate evidence of (inter)national recognition or impact Personal statement • • Teaching, scholarship/research/creative practice, service Discussion of contributions to institutional equity and inclusion • Teaching portfolio • Service portfolio
  6. 6. Process • Department/unit head requests materials from faculty member • Department/unit head assembles file • File provided to committee of tenured faculty • Committee prepares report, including assessment of progress toward tenure & promotion • Department/unit head prepares independent report and recommendation
  7. 7. Department/Unit Head’s Responsibilities • Summary reports from student teaching evaluation process • Recent peer evaluation of faculty member’s teaching • Establish review committee comprised of tenured faculty
  8. 8. Process • Department/unit head requests materials from faculty member • Department/unit head assembles file • File provided to committee of tenured faculty • Committee prepares report, including assessment of progress toward tenure & promotion • Department/unit head prepares independent report and recommendation • (Department/unit vote by eligible faculty)
  9. 9. Process • Committee and department/unit head reports provided to faculty member • Faculty member may provide response and/or additional information within 10 days from receipt of reports • File, including any response or additional information from faculty member, submitted to Dean • Dean prepares independent report and recommendation • • May consult with appropriate persons May obtain and document additional relevant information
  10. 10. Process • Dean shares report and recommendation with faculty member • Faculty member may provide response and/or additional information within 10 days from receipt of reports • File, including any response or additional information from faculty member, submitted to Provost or designee • • (Include contract renewal documents) Provost or designee decides terms and duration of any subsequent appointment and communicates review decision to faculty member ≥1 month prior to end of current contract
  11. 11. General Remarks • The key question: Given the work accomplished and the trajectory, is the candidate on a pathway to an unequivocally positive recommendation for tenure? • Formative and summative evaluation • Contract renewal is a key decision point • Three outcomes possible • • • Renewal extending to tenure decision Terminal one-year contract Renewable one-year contract with stipulations
  12. 12. Outcomes and Associated Process • Unequivocally positive: readily make tenure if current trajectory is sustained  Three-year renewal • Unequivocally negative: will clearly not make tenure if current trajectory is sustained  One-year terminal contract and dismissal • Problematic but still possible: might make tenure with key corrections in effort  One-year contract with stipulations
  13. 13. Conducting the Review: Suggestions • Engage the discussion in two parts • • • Diagnostic review of vita and accomplishments Evaluative review of prospective success and what is needed (or lacking if things are going negative) Focus on the vita and accomplishments, not on the person
  14. 14. Closing Comments • All three outcomes are routinely reached • It is difficult to tell a colleague that things are not working • It is difficult to be told that things are not working • • It is more difficult to be told this later, in the context of a denial of tenure It is not always a shock
  15. 15. Questions Ken Doxsee Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs 346-2846 doxsee@uoregon.edu

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