A faculty member is evaluated in the areas of teaching, scholarly/creative activity and leadership/service. Collegial faculty members are expected to contribute to the positive functioning of the department and the university. For faculty being reviewed for tenure, the evaluation will consider all the candidate's accomplishments but should emphasize the time period from the initial date of appointment to tenure track at Texas State to the present. For faculty being reviewed for promotion, the evaluation will consider all the candidate's accomplishments but should emphasize the time period from the last promotion to the present. Tenure and promotion are granted based on clearly documented evidence of high quality teaching, sustained peer-reviewed scholarly/creative activity and service.
The university policy and procedure statement 8.10 is designed to clarify the tenure and promotion process. The statement may be downloaded from the link below.
"The Core of Academe" provides guidelines used in evaluating faculty. Click on the "Core of Academe" document icon below to download the document.