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March 14, 2014
Northwest Missouri State University announces the promotions of seven faculty members and tenure appointments for three faculty, effective next fall.
The promotion and tenure applications were approved by the Board of Regents during its March 13 meeting. Faculty receiving promotions and tenure, effective during the 2014-2015 academic year, are listed below.
The associate professor rank requires a demonstrated, sustained record of excellent teaching and meaningful engagement in professional development, scholarship and a strong record of service and student support appropriate to the discipline. It also requires an earned doctorate or other terminal degree in the field and completion of six years of teaching at the rank of assistant professor or above at a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
The rank of full professor requires being an internally and externally recognized teacher and scholar with an exemplary cumulative record of teaching effectiveness and meaningful engagement in professional development, a significant record of scholarship, and a significant record of service and student support appropriate to the discipline. It also requires an earned doctorate or other terminal degree and the completion of five years of teaching experience in the rank of associate professor or above at a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
The Faculty Handbook notes that promotion and tenure reviews are two separate, albeit related, processes. For both tenure and promotion, the faculty member is evaluated in the same three categories: teaching and professional development, scholarship, and student support and University service. One significant procedural difference is the fact that a University-level faculty advisory committee is used in the promotion review process. One substantive difference between the two processes is that when considering a promotion application, the committee only considers the activities and accomplishments since last promotion, whereas a tenure application considers the applicant’s cumulative record.
Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
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