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March 11, 2016
Northwest Missouri State University announces the promotions of 29 faculty members and tenure appointments for 16 faculty, effective this fall.
The promotion and tenure applications were approved by the Board of Regents during its March 7 meeting.
“To be tenured and promoted, faculty must meet the highest standards in teaching, scholarship and service,” Northwest Provost Dr. Timothy Mottet said. “Faculty are recommended for tenure and promotion after a lengthy, rigorous and thorough peer-review process where every aspect of their work is assessed and evaluated. What emerges from this process is a world-class faculty that is committed to student success.”
Faculty receiving promotions and tenure, effective during the 2016-2017 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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