A joint publication from the American Association for Higher Education s New Pathways Project and Anker Publishing Company, this book is the second in a series on review, renewal, and vitality of tenured faculty. Discussed here is how to report the results of post-tenure review responsibly, accurately, and effectively.
Because post-tenure review policy in higher education is a relatively young phenomenon, few examples are available of effective and practical ways for campuses and systems to assess their policies, report on results, and reflect on their meaning. This volume fills provides guidelines for placing data in perspective and creating knowledge that leads to wise policymaking and institutional learning.
Providing examples of how this can be accomplished, the authors also supply extensive appendices that contain examples of data collection and forms, comprehensive reports, and implementation studies. This is an invaluable guide to those in the field who are grappling with how to track, report, and use information on the results of tenured faculty review in a realistic, reflective, and practical way.
Academic performance: Where accountability and responsibility convergePost-tenure faculty review practices: Context and frameworkA framework for tracking and reporting resultsCollecting data and reporting results from public institutionsAnalyzing post-tenure review outcomes in private institutionsMonitoring the process: Tracking implementationTracking results of post-tenure review in the Texas state-supported universitiesPutting data in perspective: Creating reports that matter
CHRISTINE M. LICATA, associate vice president for academic affairs at Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf, is an American Associate for Higher Education (AAHE) senior associate with its New pathways project Academic Careers for the Next Century: From Inquiry to Practice. In that role, she provides leadership and direction for all activities related to post-tenure review. She has investigated post-tenure review evaluation since 1984, and authored one of the first national reports on the topic:
Post-Tenure Faculty Evaluation: Threat or Opportunity? (a 1986 ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report). She is coauthor with Joseph Morreale of
Post-Tenure Review: Policies, Practices, Precautions (AAHE New Pathways Working paper #12, 1997) and co-edited with Morreale
Post-Tenure Faculty Review and Renewal: Experienced Voices (AAHE, 2002) and with Betsy E. Brown
Post-Tenure faculty Review and Renewal II: Reporting Results and Shaping Policy (AAHE and Anker 2004). Together with Hans A. Andrews, she has studied post-tenure review policies within community colleges and coauthored
The State of Post-Tenure and Long-Term Faculty Evaluation (American Association of Community Colleges Research Brief, 2002). She has consulted with more than 100 colleges and universities over the past five years and has written and presented extensively on this topic. From 1998-2002, she coordinated AAHE s program of mini-grants, working with 35 institutions on the implementation and refinement or post-tenure review practices and directed a nine-campus study on the outcomes and impact of the post-tenure review.
BETSY E. BROWN is associate vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Office of the President, the system office for the 16 UNC institutions. She is responsible for system-wide coordination of international programs, leadership development (including leadership development for department chairs), and faculty issues, including post-tenure review policies, implementation, and reporting. Prior to joining the UNC Office of the President, she was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Winthrop University in South Carolina, where she was liaison for an AAHE New Pathways II Projects with Promise mini-grant to prepare for the implementation of state-mandated post-tenure review. She has presented papers on evaluating the effectiveness of post-tenure review and work-shops on improving faculty evaluation at a number of national conferences and college campuses. She is co-author, with N. Douglas Lees and Susan H. Barr, of three related articles, Preparing Chairs for Expanded Roles in Post-tenure Review, published in The Department Chair in 2000 and 2001. Her report on the implementation of post-tenure review in South Carolina, balancing Institutional Processes and State-Mandated Post-tenure Review, is included in Post-Tenure Faculty Review and Renewal: Experienced Voices (Licata & Morreale, AAHE, 2002).