The Board of Supervisors in its Rules has established general guidelines for promotion and tenure for its member institutions. These general guidelines follow.
The Board of Supervisors has mandated that
- each institution evaluate each faculty member and administrator at least on an annual basis by the Department Head with review by the Dean;
- the evaluation should be based on the faculty member’s job responsibility and must indicate various levels of performance ranging from “unsatisfactory” to higher levels;
- each institution set criteria for faculty promotion and tenure.
At Nicholls, the processes established for the yearly evaluation are the formative and the summative evaluations. “The Common Form” is the annual assessment instrument used for formative evaluations. “The Common Form” is also used for merit pay determinations and is also a primary evidential document in summative evaluations that are used for promotion and tenure determinations.
Nicholls has also established specific criteria for faculty promotion and tenure. These criteria, which take the Board’s guidelines into account, are given in sections titled Board of Supervisors Promotion and Tenure Policies and Formative Evaluation and Scope of the University Promotion and Tenure Policy of this Manual.
Board of Supervisors policies concerning promotion and tenure shall have precedence whenever University policy conflicts with Board policy.
In Sections titled Board of Supervisors Promotion and Tenure Policies and Performance Assessment of this Manual the words “department,” “academic unit,” “structure,” and “unit” all refer to the academic departments within the University. An academic department is one that grants tenure.
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