Criteria for Advancement in Rank

  1. Recommendations for advancement are made when a faculty member is deemed to be performing at the highest level of quality in all areas of faculty responsibility and to be capable of fulfilling the performance expectations inherent in a higher rank.
  2. In considering advancement of a faculty member, documentation in addition to the faculty file is reviewed. This may include, but is not limited to:
    1. Evidence of professional accomplishments, including:
      • Newly earned academic credentials
      • Portfolio of published material / projects
      • Exhibition catalogues, reviews and awards
      • Scholarly or literary publications
      • Lectures, participation on panels, symposia, etc.
      • Curating or jurying of exhibitions
      • Guest critiques at other institutions
      • Guest teaching/artist residencies
      • Community service activity in relation to the art and design disciplines
      • Introduction of new programs, courses, curricula
      • Published research
      • Client relationships and projects completed
      • Inclusion of films in accredited festivals and juried screening
    2. A letter of support from the faculty member’s Department Chair.
    3. A letter of support from a teaching colleague in another academic department at the College.
    4. A letter of support from a professional educator in the faculty member’s discipline at another institution of higher education. The Chair and appropriate Dean must approve the faculty member’s choice of an outside evaluator. The faculty member must supply the evaluator with a complete professional history, as well as the respective department’s mission statement and goals.