Presentation on theme: "Survey of policies affecting tenured and tenure-track faculty Administered by Appalachian State University’s Faculty Senate, March, 2011. Preliminary data."— Presentation transcript:
Survey of policies affecting tenured and tenure-track faculty Administered by Appalachian State University’s Faculty Senate, March, 2011. Preliminary data results, April 2011.
Demographics of respondents 378 faculty (50.5% response rate) College of respondents:43.8% CAS 11.5% COB 13.4% COE 8.2% COHS 13.4% FAA 4.1% MUS 4.4% LIB 1.1% UC Rank of respondents:36% Assistant professor 24.5% Associate professor 39.5% Full professor
Do you support the idea of a differential approach to tenure-track workload? To be elected/assigned after tenure 3/2 with high research productivity 3/3 with moderate research productivity 4/3 with little research productivity
77.9% Support or strongly support 10.4% Neutral 9.9%Oppose or strongly oppose 1.9% Other
Current Faculty Handbook language for appointment to Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor
73% support or strongly support 11% neutral 15% oppose or strongly oppose 1.1% other
69.1% support or strongly support 10.9 neutral 19.2 opposed or strongly oppose 0.8% other
59.8% support or strongly support 13.3 neutral 25.5% oppose or strongly oppose 1.3 other
Should external letters of recommendation be required for promotion and tenure? Promotion to Full: 28.0% said no letters 10.1% said one letter 30.2% said two 25.8% said three 5.2% said four Tenure and Promotion to Associate: 38.2% said no letters 15.7% said one letter 26.6% said two 16.5% said three 3.0% said four
Should the university institute college- level rank and tenure committees? Each college would have its own committee Each department would elect a representative and alternate Promotion and tenure applications would go to this committee after the DPC and department chair but before the college dean The college-level committee would NOT start from scratch in evaluating the dossier The college-level committee would make sure that the department’s stated processes and requirements were met.
40.3% support or strongly support 39.1% oppose or strongly oppose
If we had college rank and tenure committees, who should be eligible to be elected to serve on them? 12.9% responded:Only tenured faculty at the rank of Full 52.8% responded:All tenured faculty 21.0% responded:All tenured and tenure-track faculty
Stay tuned for more…. We will continue to process the data in order to find out how survey responses broke down by rank and college.