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1 Faculty Employment and Rank Promotion at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts
2 Full-Time Faculty Employment Systems There are two employment salary options for full-time faculty holding a multi-year contractSalary ScaleFaculty RankFaculty members are eligible to participate in these employment systems as a function of their contractual teaching responsibilities
3 Salary Scale Eligibility The following full-time faculty members employed on a multi-year contract are eligible for participation in the Salary Scale:High School Academic Program Faculty;Division of Liberal Arts Faculty and Arts School Faculty who teach high school students as a as a consistent and substantive component of their primary contractual responsibilities;
4 Faculty Rank Eligibility The following full-time faculty members employed on a multi-year contract are eligible for participation in Faculty Rank:Division of Liberal Arts Faculty and Arts School Faculty who teach undergraduate or graduate students as a consistent and substantive component of their primary contractual responsibilities.
5 Relationship of Rank to Contract System The typical career path for full-time faculty at UNCSA is:Initial three-year contractSecond three-year contractFive-year contractSuccessive ten-year contractsThe rank process is independent from and parallel to the contract renewal processThe rank promotion process is voluntary. While all eligible faculty are converted to rank or ranked at hire, no faculty member will be compelled or required to apply for rank promotion at UNCSA.
7 Rank Promotion Criteria Candidates will be evaluated using the criteria of:Engaged serviceEngaged teachingEngaged creative activity/researchEvidence of performance is to be objective and documented
8 What is Engagement?“Engagement,” for the purpose of rank promotion, means that a Faculty member‘s professional efforts in areas of evaluative criteria are propelled by heightened intent, purpose and focus“Engagement” creates what Boyer calls “a special climate” in which Faculty efforts in all areas of evaluative criteria are committed, vigorous, dynamic, energetic and sustained over time
9 Evaluative Criteria – Creative Activity/Research Evaluation of creative activity/research considers the contributions to the field or discipline, the quality of the work, and its significance or impact with particular emphasis on accomplishments since the last appointment or promotion
10 What is Sustained Activity? Sustained activity is the persistent, consistent, continual or regularly recurring value-driven involvement in focused creative activities, research, service or teaching path objectives.Sustained activity may take different forms. It is the responsibility of the well-prepared faculty member applying for rank promotion to make her/his "case" by providing strong context and solid documentation for consideration.
11 Evaluative Criteria – Creative Activity/Research Composing or commissioning new worksCreate, direct, partner with professional companies in performance and/or compositional lab/intensivesCollaborationCollaboration with other local, regional, national and international arts organizations/agencies on the production of new works or intellectual property, including interdisciplinary efforts
12 Evaluative Criteria – Creative Activity/Research Conferences and WorkshopsParticipation in creative workshops, master classes, conferences, industry organizations, festivals, residencies, poster sessions, symposia, or other creative skills and/or professional development activity, which includes attending and/or presenting in a demonstrably related discipline or collateral professional discipline.ConsultingAttend and take and give notes or advice on professional and school related activities in any discipline ( e.g., plays, musicals, performances, demonstrations, performance venues )
13 Evaluative Criteria – Creative Activity/Research Education and Professional Skills AcquisitionGain certifications from workshops in field of interestPrivate study in field of interestReceiving training, coaching, training for certification and non-certification skill-buildingGrants, Fellowships, Sponsored Research, Scholarships, and AwardsDevelop; Implement Funds; Initiate; Manage; Receive; Write
14 Evaluative Criteria – Creative Activity/Research Research and PublicationsConduct laboratory, clinic, library or comparable researchDeveloping new software, technology, tools, or techniques for industryEdit, translate or otherwise generate scholarly books, media and other materialsWriting and/or editing peer-reviewed or demonstrably professional publications including books, anthologies, recordings, instructional research, articles, reviews, etc.
15 Evaluative Criteria – Service UNCSA ServiceCampus representation to UNC bodyCampus wide committee leadership/participationCommittee participation Art School or DivisionCompetition adjudicationDedicated and sustained mentoring of students, alumni, or faculty, including introduction into local, regional, national or international venuesHonors or recognitions awarded for service to UNCSA
16 Evaluative Criteria – Service Community ServiceEvidence of participation/leadership in projects which contribute to advancing the mission of the university, of service to one’s discipline, and of community involvementHonors or recognitions awarded for community serviceLeadership/participation in boards, clubs, associations, organizations, government bodies, or community activitiesOrchestrate guest artists’ visits to UNCSA to work with students, faculty, collateral communities and regional audiencesWorkshops and LecturesOffer professional, collateral or school, program or division-related or campus wide: colloquia, lectures, master classes, performances, readings, or workshops
17 Evaluative Criteria – Teaching Excellent teachers willshow command of their subjectbe creative and imaginativebe enthusiasticpromote critical thinkingstimulate their students to improved performanceengage and remain current with the content of the courses they teachbe readily available to studentsbe outstanding communicators
18 Evaluative Criteria – Teaching Classroom Performance and InnovationDedicated and sustained student mentoring, including guiding current students’ success in areas such as competitions, competitive festivals, university and/or conservatory programs, job placement, juried exhibitsPositive classroom instructional evaluationsCourse PreparationCollaborative activities, research, syllabus innovation and refinement, committed and sustained beyond normal contractual expectations
19 Evaluative Criteria – Teaching Curricular DevelopmentCollaborative research, teaching; create new curricula; demonstrably improve existing curriculaInstructional TechniquesImprove classroom environment with: multimedia, non-technological classroom ancillaries; other specialized equipmentPedagogical experimentation, innovation, & implementationProfessional TrainingAdditional training or certification in pedagogy, methodology, or any instruction related activityPedagogical, academic, skill set training
20 Faculty Rank Definitions and Promotion Criteria
21 Instructors – Promotion Standards Full-time faculty can be appointed to the rank of Instructor for renewable 3-year terms.Typically, Instructors have recently entered the field of higher education, and may lack the appropriate credentials or qualifications for an appointment as Assistant Professor.At a minimum, Instructors are required to satisfactorily meet the criteria of Engaged Teaching, Engaged Creative Activity/Research, and Engaged Service.An Instructor will become eligible to apply for the rank of Assistant Professor after obtaining the necessary credentials and qualifications as explicitly stated in the offer of employment. Any variance from these stipulations requires the approval of the Provost.
22 Assistant Professor – Promotion Standards Assistant Professors are typically in the early stages of their academic career and are beginning to develop their skills in the three evaluative criteria. Requirements for appointment as an Assistant Professor include:expected to demonstrate and sustain at least Good Performance in all three areas of Engaged Teaching, Engaged Creative Activity/Research, and Engaged Servicefaculty members employed on a 3-year contract typically hold the rank of Assistant Professor
23 Associate Professor – Promotion Standards Associate Professors demonstrate and sustain significant accomplishments in the three areas of evaluative criteria. Requirements for appointment as an Associate Professor include:expected to receive an evaluation of Outstanding Performance in at least one of the three areas with an evaluation of Good or Outstanding in the other two areas
24 Associate Professor – Promotion Standards Faculty members typically apply for promotion to Associate Professor during the 3rd year of their 2nd 3-year contractMinimum of four years in rank of Assistant Professor at UNC School of the Arts, unless cumulative achievement deemed equivalentFaculty members ranked as an Associate Professor typically hold a 5-year or 10-year contract
25 Professor – Promotion Standards Full Professors are accomplished members of their professional community in the areas of engaged and sustained Creative Activity/Research;Are excellent teachers and lead UNCSA in curriculum development and innovation in the areas of engaged and sustained Teaching;And have made significant contributions in the areas of engaged and sustained Service to the university, community, and the profession.
26 Professor – Promotion Standards Promotion to the rank of Professor is based upon having achieved professional and scholarly distinction in the three areas of evaluative criteria. Requirements for appointment as Professor include:expected to receive an evaluation of Outstanding Performance in at least two of the three areas, with an evaluation of Good or Outstanding in the other area
27 Professor – Promotion Standards Faculty members typically apply for promotion to professor after completing their 5-year contract, or after 11 years of employment on consecutive multi-year contractsMinimum of five years in rank of Associate Professor at UNC School of the Arts, unless cumulative achievement deemed equivalentFaculty members ranked as a Full Professor typically hold a 10-year contract
28 Rank Promotion Standards Nothing in the rank promotion regulations should be construed to preclude a faculty member from applying for rank promotion at any time, as long as the candidate for promotion understands the parameters and expectations of the process, and that application does not guarantee rank promotion
30 Rank Promotion Process Any faculty member who is eligible to apply for promotion may do so with adherence to the timelines established by the FRC in conjunction with the Office of the Provost.An application for promotion may be terminated by the candidate at any time until such time that it reaches the agenda of the FRC.
31 Rank Promotion Timeline April 1: Faculty member is notified of current contract status in relation torank promotion.May 1: Non-binding Letter of Intent due. Peer Evaluation CommitteeFinalized.October 1: Rank Application and Dossier due. External Reviewers finalized.October 15: All materials provided to Peer Evaluators & External Reviewers.December 15: External Reviews and Peer Evaluator Committee Reports due to DeanFebruary 1: Dean’s Evaluation Dossier due to Faculty Rank CommitteeMarch 15: Faculty Rank Evaluation and Recommendation due to ProvostApril 15 (est.): Provost’s Recommendations due to Board of TrusteesMay 1 (est.): Board of Trustees review and vote on Rank Promotion
32 Timeline Overview October 1 October 15 December 15 February 1 March 15 Application & Dossier Due to Dean’s OfficeOctober 1Information sent to External ReviewersInformation sent toPeer EvaluatorsOctober 15External Reviews & Peer Evaluation Due toDean’s OfficeDecember 15Dean’s Evaluation Due to Faculty Rank CommitteeFebruary 1Faculty Rank Committee EvaluationDue to ProvostMarch 15Provost EvaluationDue to Board of TrusteesApril 15 (est.)Board of Trustees vote on Rank PromotionMay 1 (est.)
33 Application Includes information on the rank being applied for Is the official tracking document for all review componentsSelf Evaluation ScoresPeer Committee Evaluation ScoresExternal Reviewer ScoresDeans Evaluation ScoresFaculty Rank Committee Evaluation Scores
35 Dossier Components Curriculum Vitae Cover Sheet & External Reviewer Nomination FormProvides information on what type of review the faculty member is entering into (rank promotion, and/or contract reappointment evaluation), as well as a list of potential external reviewers.Curriculum Vitaemost recent version – dated
36 Dossier Components Self-Evaluation Philosophy of Teaching Statement with a discussion of curricular changes that have been implemented to strengthen the learning experience of the students and how the faculty member’s courses fit into the artistic or academic educational goals of the schoolList of Courses Taught & Administrative Assignments for each term during the period under reviewSyllabus for each course taught showing assignments with the criteria for evaluation of the student’s work
37 Dossier Components Self-Evaluation (Con’t) Professional Development accomplished as a member of the UNCSA faculty since the last evaluation, or since being hired by UNCSA. For example, designing a production, participating in conferences, writing an article, choreographing a dance, shooting a film, composing a piece of music or completing a course or degree. In addition, include any significant contributions made to the school or program, to UNCSA, and/or to the community;The three areas of evaluative criteria: creative activity/research, service, and teaching. The faculty member should indicate his/her self-assessment in each area according to the guidelines outlined in the UNCSA faculty manual
38 Dossier Components Peer Committee Evaluation Student Course EvaluationsFor the Period Under ReviewPeer Committee Evaluationone letter signed by all members of the committee, which addresses:the three areas of evaluative criteria: creative activity/research, service, and teaching. The Peer Committee should indicate their assessment of the faculty member in each area according to the guidelines outlined in the UNCSA faculty manualthe four areas of competency outlined in the UNCSA faculty manual (professional competence, professional development and potential, contributions to the school community, and divisional needs/resources)peer committee members’ classroom observationsstudent evaluations for each year under review
39 Dossier Components External Review Letters preceded by a listing, prepared by the Dean or designee, of the names of the evaluators including their current academic and/or professional affiliations, a brief biographical statement, disclosure of any personal connection between candidate and reviewer, and indications of how each reviewer was selected (i.e., at the suggestion of the candidate or the dean) and why.Three external reviewers will be engaged to review the work of the faculty member applying for rank promotion.The Dean will select a reviewer; the candidate will select a reviewer; and a third reviewer will be negotiated between these two parties.
40 Dossier Components External reviewers: Who can they be? Faculty at other institutionsExperts in the artist’s fieldIndividuals who are familiar with the candidate's workSelecting External reviewers: Guiding QuestionsAre they from academic, arts, or practice organizations, and are they familiar with the faculty members professional work?Will they be familiar with the definition and value of engaged creative activity, research, and service?Will they be able to write about the local, regional, or national impact your work has had in your artistic, academic, or practice area?
41 Dossier Components Supplemental Support Acknowledgement statement any additional information in support of the review. This item can be updated at any time. This can include external reviewer letters that are received after the deadline.Acknowledgement statementsigned and dated by faculty member acknowledging that he/she has reviewed the completed reappointment evaluation file and discussed the evaluation with the dean.
42 Dossier Components Supplemental Support Acknowledgement statement any additional information in support of the review. This item can be updated at any time. This can include external reviewer letters that are received after the deadline.Acknowledgement statementsigned and dated by faculty member acknowledging that he/she has reviewed the completed reappointment evaluation file and discussed the evaluation with the dean.
43 Questions? Ellen Rosenberg Kim Pauley David English Chair of Faculty Rank CommitteeKim PauleyDirector of Faculty AffairsDavid EnglishVice Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs