Last Revision: Fall 1997
This document articulates the process by which the College of Business Promotion and Tenure Committee evaluates the research
and creative activity component for members of the College faculty. Currently
these evaluations are done as part of the annual performance review process
and also on the occasion of formal promotion and tenure reviews. As part
of the annual review, each faculty member prepares a self report.
Our valuation standards mirror those suggested in
the University promotion and tenure guidelines. As such, an important
component of research and creative activity evaluation looks for a record
of high-quality work leading to recognition by peers. In short, a major
criteria is the committee's collective assessment of the contribution
that the reviewee's work is making to the discipline in which the person
is engaged. Our unique mission as a College, focusing as we do on practical
applications, teaching and regional issues, dictates a need to be flexible
in our assessment of faculty research and creative activities.
In our examination of the candidate's record, we consider
the following: (priority order)
Additionally, where a case can be made that there is
a strong contribution to a discipline, we consider other sorts of creative
activities. Teaching materials, practitioner training materials and procedures,
outreach efforts targeting important stakeholders and contributions to professional
societies are examples of contributions of this type.
- refereed journal publications and publications
in non-refereed, but high-level practitioner journals, papers published
in national proceedings;
- papers published in regional proceedings;
- papers presented to practitioner groups and organizations.
In general, our examination emphasizes quality over
quantity. An ideal record will show continued high quality contributions
to an appropriate domain of knowledge that are appropriately recognized