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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry approved and submitted these tenure and promotion guidelines on 17 December 2018.  They were approved by the dean on 2 April 2019 and submitted to the Provost for his review.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Tenure and Promotion Guidelines

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  • Tenure-Track Faculty

    These requirements apply to both an assistant professor who is seeking tenure and for an associate professor who is seeking promotion to full professor. 

    The following factors will be given primary consideration in evaluations for retention review. Specific weights are noted and should be maximized to the benefit of the faculty member being evaluated; the faculty member being evaluated selects these weights per factor prior to review.

    • Teaching (50-65%)
    • Scholarly Contributions/Creative Productivity (15-40%)
    • Service (10-20%)
    • Teaching

      Teaching. The faculty member must be proficient in teaching as well as such related activities as advising and others that are deemed appropriate by the discipline.

      Evidence of teaching performance must include:

      1. Student evaluations. The principal instrument for soliciting student opinion on teaching proficiency will be a University approved student evaluation, including computer-scored and associated written comments. The candidate may collect (or may be asked to collect) additional student data.  The forms, along with the comments of the candidate, provide documentation for student evaluation.
      2. The degree of organization of the teaching process, as indicated by course syllabi, outlines, information sheets, and other course materials.
      3. Peer observations including classroom visitations and review of teaching materials.
      4. Evidence of academic advisement.

      Evidence of teaching performance may include:

      1. Grants received for instruction or improving instruction.
      2. Evidence of innovative approaches in instruction.
      3. Awards, invitations to speak or give workshops related to instruction to other colleges or universities, or other evidence of a reputation for good teaching outside of Angelo State University.
      4. Attendance at seminars and conferences, the primary goal of which are to encourage and develop improved teaching capabilities.
      5. Evidence of student mentoring such as independent study, practicum, thesis, and project supervisions.
      6. Mentoring students in non-research activities.
      7. Other evidence that the candidate wishes to provide concerning teaching proficiency.
    • Intellectual Contributions/Creative Productivity

      Intellectual contributions/creative productivity. The candidate must have a program of research or other scholarly/creative work that contributes to the discipline.

      Evidence of intellectual contributions must include:

      1. Author of at least one publication in peer-reviewed journals or similar peer-reviewed intellectual contributions, such as competitive external grant proposals that have received funding or have been approved for funding. The publications must have at least a regional or national distribution and audience. 
      2. Production of an average of one intellectual contribution every two years while in rank.

      Evidence of intellectual contributions may include:

      1. Grant proposals submitted to external agencies.
      2. Grant proposals submitted for internal grants.
      3. Writing book chapters, books or editing a book.
      4. Publication of refereed or non-refereed proceedings of academic conferences.
      5. Mentoring students in the undergraduate research laboratory.
      6. Presentations of research to state or national academic and professional societies by both students and faculty are strongly encouraged.
      7. Submission of intellectual property, procedures, or ideas for patent.
      8. Awards and other external recognition of research, creativity, or scholarship appropriate for the discipline.
      9. Other evidence that the candidate wishes to provide concerning scholarly activity.
    • Service

      Service. The faculty member must demonstrate peer-recognized service contributions to the profession and the broader community on behalf of the College of Science and Engineering and the University, as well as the discipline. 

      Evidence of service must include:

      1. Participation in appropriate professional organizations.
      2. College or University special assignments and committee participation.

      Evidence of service may include:

      1. Leadership activity in professional societies such as service as a referee for conferences or journals, being an officer or leader within a professional society, and participating in programs of professional societies, other than the presenting of research or scholarship.
      2. Conducting workshops or continuing education programs for professional groups.
      3. Presentations or speeches to local or regional groups related to the discipline.
      4. Professional consulting compensated or not, related to the discipline.
      5. Awards and other external recognitions for professional service activities.
      6. Grants received for service activities.
      7. Participation in community activities.
      8. Fund raising activities.
      9. Serving as faculty mentor.
      10. Evidence of serving on thesis committees.
      11. Other evidence that the candidate wishes to provide regarding service.
  • Instructors

    These requirements apply to full-time Instructors. The following factors will be given primary consideration in evaluations for retention review. Specific weights are noted and should be maximized to the benefit of the faculty member being evaluated; the faculty member being evaluated selects these weights per factor prior to review.

    • Teaching (75 – 95%)
    • Service (5 – 15%)
    • Scholarly Activity (0 – 10%)
    • Teaching

      Teaching.  The faculty member must be proficient in teaching as well as such related activities as advising and others that are deemed appropriate by the discipline.

      Evidence of teaching performance must include:

      1. Student evaluations.  The principal instrument for soliciting student opinion on teaching proficiency will be a University approved student evaluation, including computer-scored and associated written comments. The candidate may collect (or may be asked to collect) additional student data.  The forms, along with the comments of the candidate, provide documentation for student evaluation.
      2. The degree of organization of the teaching process, as indicated by course syllabi, outlines, information sheets, and other course materials.
      3. Peer observations including classroom visitations and review of teaching materials.

      Evidence of teaching performance may include:

      1. Grants received for instruction or improving instruction.
      2. Evidence of innovative approaches in instruction.
      3. Awards, invitations to speak or give workshops related to instruction to other colleges or universities, or other evidence of a reputation for good teaching outside of Angelo State University.
      4. Attendance at seminars and conferences, the primary goal of which are to encourage and develop improved teaching capabilities.
      5. Evidence of student mentoring such as independent study, practicum, thesis, and project supervisions.
      6. Mentoring students in non-research activities.
      7. Other evidence that the candidate wishes to provide concerning teaching proficiency.
    • Scholarly Activity

      Scholarly activity.  The faculty member may have a program of research or other scholarly/creative work that contributes to the discipline.

      Evidence of scholarly activity may include:

      1. Publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
      2. Grant proposals submitted to external agencies.
      3. Grant proposals submitted for internal grants.
      4. Writing book chapters, books or editing a book.
      5. Publication of refereed or non-refereed proceedings of academic conferences.
      6. Mentoring students in the undergraduate research laboratory.
      7. Presentations of research to state or national academic and professional societies by both students and faculty are strongly encouraged.
      8. Submission of intellectual property, procedures, or ideas for patent.
      9. Awards and other external recognition of research, creativity, or scholarship appropriate for the discipline.
      10. Other evidence that the candidate wishes to provide concerning scholarly activity.
    • Service

      Service. The faculty member must demonstrate peer-recognized service contributions to the profession and the broader community on behalf of the College of Science and Engineering and University, as well as the discipline. 

      Evidence of service must include:

      1. Participation in appropriate professional organizations.
      2. Departmental, College, or University special assignments and committee participation.

      Evidence of service may include:

      1. Leadership activity in professional societies such as service as a referee for conferences or journals, being an officer or leader within a professional society, and participating in programs of professional societies, other than the presenting of research or scholarship.
      2. Conducting workshops or continuing education programs for professional groups.
      3. Presentations or speeches to local or regional groups related to the discipline.
      4. Professional consulting compensated or not, related to the discipline.
      5. Awards and other external recognitions for professional service activities.
      6. Grants received for service activities.
      7. Participation in community activities.
      8. Fund raising activities.
      9. Serving as faculty mentor.
      10. Evidence of serving on thesis committees.
      11. Other evidence that the candidate wishes to provide regarding service.
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