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Post Tenure Review

Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Mission Statement

(5/2/99)

The mission of the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation is to promote the health and physical development of people throughout life by providing education and professional preparation of undergraduate students in the areas of exercise science, health education, physical education, recreation, and coaching.

Faculty contribute to this mission by providing direct instruction and individual mentoring of students within the programs offered by the department and the liberal education offerings of the campus. Faculty further the mission of the department by conducting basic or applied research that enlarges the knowledge base of the profession, defines or refines the direction and philosophy of the profession, or describes and articulates current best practice within the profession. Finally, faculty contribute to the mission of the department through outreach to constituencies of the state, service to the University, and service to the professional societies and organizations affiliated with the programs offered by the department.

Post Tenure Review Goals and Expectations for Tenured Faculty Members

The basis for awarding indefinite tenure is the determination of the potential to contribute significantly to the mission department and the University in the areas of teaching, research, and service and outreach. The primary criteria for indefinite tenure will be effectiveness in teaching and professional distinction in scholarship. Discipline related service contributions will be considered, but are secondary to teaching and scholarship. Accomplishments in all three areas must be demonstrated (Section 7.12 of the Tenure Code).

Consistent with the departmental 7.12 statement the primary criteria for post tenure review will be effectiveness in teaching, research, service and outreach. The proportional weight of these components of teaching, research, and service and outreach has been 60 percent for teaching, 30 percent for research, and 10 percent for service and outreach. Accomplishments in all three areas must continue to be demonstrated. Faculty who by contractual agreement are not required to conduct research are evaluated on their percentages for teaching, and outreach and service. Faculty holding these appointments will be expected to demonstrate continued performance in accordance with the percentages of their contract.

Faculty will be provided an opportunity to define their professional image and tailor their contribution to the mission of the department regardless of their stage of professional development. Acknowledging the need for flexibility in meeting changing career patterns of tenured faculty, faculty can negotiate a change in the performance percentages. Changes in performance percentages require approval by the Dean.

However, while it is recognized that changes in performance ratings may be justified for a faculty member assuming a specific role within the department, the faculty member is cautioned that altering their performance ratings over an extended period may impair their ability to advance in academic rank.

PTR Indices of Performance (5/25/99)

The departmental indices will be flexible so that faculty may contribute more heavily to the accomplishment of one aspect of the mission of the department while other faculty contribute more to the accomplishment of other aspects of the mission. Faculty must be provided an opportunity to define their professional image and tailor their contribution to the mission of the department regardless of their stage of professional development.

Teaching

Courses will be evaluated in conformity with the provisions of the Agreement between the UEA and the Board of Regents. Teaching commitment and excellence can be demonstrated in a variety of ways as defined in the departmentís statement of criteria for promotion and tenure required by Section 7.12 of the Regulations for Faculty Tenure.

 

  1. A yearly development plan for teaching. This plan is to provide a focus for personal development.
  2. Documentation of teaching effectiveness (See 7.12 Document) at the department average.

 

Research

Research commitment can be demonstrated in a variety of ways as defined in the departmentís statement of criteria for promotion and tenure required by section 7.12 of the Regulations for Faculty Tenure.

 

  1. Submission or publication of a referred book, article or monograph.
  2. Submission of a grant application, or funding of a grant related to the faculty memberís area of professional expertise.
  3. Submission or presentation of a paper at a state, regional, national or international meeting related to the faculty memberís area of professional expertise.
  4. Development or acceptance of a juried media presentation or other creative product.

 

Service and Outreach

It is expected that for Post-Tenure Review each tenured faculty member of the department will meet one of the following minimum levels of competence in service and outreach.

 

  1. Professional service at the collegiate, campus or university level.
  2. Professional service at the national, regional, or state level.
  3. Professionally related outreach to communities or constituencies of the state or the region.