Note: Text in blue font has been added as per the agreement ratified on 20 February 2002.
15. APPENDIX II: CRITERIA AND DOCUMENTATION FOR REAPPOINTMENT, TENURE AND PROMOTION
Candidates for reappointment or promotion are responsible for providing evidence regarding the quality of their work in each of the 4 categories listed below. For at least one of the scholarship categories (15.2, 15.3 or 15.4), candidates must provide evidence of work which, following external peer review, has been selected for dissemination through normally accepted venues for academic products such as publications, conference presentations, exhibitions or performances or other equivalent forms of professional accomplishment. The significance of the accomplishments will be judged rigorously, with disciplinary standards determining the appropriateness of the venues. The following criteria will be used to evaluate the quality of the work:
Clarity of goals
The promise for future productivity will be considered for reappointment, tenure, or promotion.
Aspirants to higher rank are expected, as they present themselves as candidates for that rank, to have demonstrated progressively more advanced levels of professional maturity, accomplishment, and recognition extending beyond the boundaries of the university. The difference between successive ranks is primarily one of achievement. Accomplishments while in rank at other institutions can be considered if they satisfy the promotion criteria at Montclair State University. At the same time, performance in all areas while at Montclair State carries the most weight. Holders of higher rank are expected to demonstrate advanced levels of accomplishment and recognition beyond the boundaries of the university as they are considered for reappointment and tenure.
Faculty must identify their current FSIP category and provide evidence of the products produced as a result of their participation in FSIP. Faculty who have prior participation in categories different from their current category shall include the categories and product results in their documentation.
Paid activities should be noted.
The category requires evidence of quality in teaching, which includes classroom, interdisciplinary team teaching of general education core courses, laboratory and studio instruction, as well as independent study, supervision of interns/co-op students/ student teachers/student research, clinical supervision and advisement.
All faculty are expected to be more than just "good" teachers, and excellence in teaching is especially important for all applicable personnel actions [text prior to 20 Feb 2002: "reappointment as or promotion to associate professor and professor."]
Documentation must include a statement which communicates the candidates views about, and strengths in, teaching. Other evidence must include student course evaluations and peer classroom evaluations as required by the contract. Candidates may, and are encouraged to, include other materials, such as syllabi and exams, that indicate content and quality as well as additional student and peer classroom evaluations and samples of student work. Evidence of the range and type of courses taught, unique teaching style and techniques, use of technology to enhance teaching/learning, participation in teaching general education courses, including interdisciplinary team taught core courses, and interdisciplinary teaching may also be included.
Effectiveness in other on-load non-teaching responsibilities, except FSIP (if applicable), should be included in this category and considered in proportion to time spent.
15.2. Scholarship of Pedagogy
The category requires evidence of the scholarly examination of teaching. Such evidence could include documentation of attendance at workshops (both on disciplinary knowledge and pedagogical innovation); engagement in curricular revision; the coordination of mentoring activities; engagement in a major personal examination of teaching (including attending a series of professional conferences or workshops on the subject and undertaking a study documenting the effects of changes); carrying out a major programmatic curricular revision; development of novel teaching methods; laboratory experiments or other pedagogical innovations; the acquisition of significant grant or contract funding; and writing about pedagogy.
15.3 Scholarship of Discovery, Integration, or Aesthetic Creation.
The category requires evidence of scholarship that adds to the field of knowledge in the discipline, makes connections among existing ideas within and across disciplines, or in the production of works of art in any medium including creative writing. Such evidence could include documentation of publications, presentations, significant grant or contract funding, performances, or exhibitions.
15.4 Scholarship of Application
The category requires evidence of scholarship that applies knowledge to issues of contemporary social concerns and that, in the process, yields new intellectual understanding, and could include work in design, the public schools, museums, social agencies, government or the like. Such evidence could include documentation of the service which generated position papers, reports, or other writings, and the evaluations of those who received the service; significant grant or contract funding; editorships; or holding office in regional or national professional organizations.
In this category, candidates should also report their work on campus initiatives, service on committees, as well as work in professional associations.
Faculty are expected to make contributions to their professions and to the institution. Service to Montclair State University, including contributions at the department, school/college or university level are recognized as important to the life of the scholarly community. For reappointment as or promotion to associate professor, the record must demonstrate, at a minimum, significant service at the departmental level. For reappointment as or promotion to professor, the record of service must be substantial, including contributions beyond the department level.
15.5 Weights to be Assigned to Criteria
The following tables indicate the weights assigned to school/college and University promotions depending upon the participation of the candidate in FSIP.
For Faculty in the FSIP Category: Teaching
For Faculty in the FSIP Category: Scholarship of Pedagogy
For Faculty in the FSIP Category: Scholarship of Discovery, Integration,or Aesthetic Creation
For Faculty in the FSIP Category: Scholarship of Application
The following weights shall be assigned for Special Contributions Promotions: