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April 24, 2017
Northwest Missouri State University has announced the promotions of nine faculty members and the tenure appointments for four faculty, effective next fall.
The promotion and tenure applications were approved by the Board of Regents last month.
“The Faculty Senate Advisory Committee on Tenure and Promotion and I were most impressed with this year’s group of educators who were promoted and tenured,” Northwest Provost Dr. Timothy Mottet said. “Their work clearly reflects how they enact the mission of the university through their teaching, scholarship, service, and student support.”
Faculty receiving promotions and tenure, effective during the 2017-2018 academic year, are listed below.
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 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 senior instructor position requires teaching as an instructor for a minimum of six full years and demonstration of a sustained record of excellent teaching and meaningful engagement in professional development activities as well as University service and student support appropriate to the discipline.
Tenure is an arrangement under which a faculty member remains employed with an institution of higher education until he or she resigns, retires or is discharged. The process to be granted tenure at Northwest includes an evaluation of the applicant’s sustained excellence in teaching and professional development, scholarship, and service and student support as well as the recommendations of other tenured faculty and the chair of the applicant’s department.
Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
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