Metrics of Academic Engagement Five-Year Post-Tenure Review

(Approved 5-May-2014)

The Five-Year Post-Tenure review is an assessment of the academic accomplishments and contributions to the Odum School of Ecology over the previous five years and within the candidate’s assigned EFT.

  1. Teaching (for research-active faculty)
    1. Teach at least 1.5 regularly scheduled (3-4 hour) courses on average per calendar year.
    2. Contribute to core School or University courses (broadly defined) during the previous 5-year period.
    3. Contribute to both graduate and undergraduate education through teaching, mentoring, or advising.
    4. Achieve an average of 3.0 on course-evaluations in regularly scheduled courses (or show evidence of improvement). Alternatively, provide evidence of teaching accomplishments by other measures of instructional excellence.
  2. Research
    1. On average, publish 2.5 peer-review journal articles or book chapters per year. Alternatively published a book or several edited volumes in the previous 5 years.
    2. Within the last 5 years, receive funding (broadly defined) commensurate with your scholarship requirements and student mentoring needs.
    3. Demonstrate commitment to externally fund your scholarship and your students.
  3. Professionalism
    1. Demonstrate respect and collegiality* to faculty, staff, and students.
    2. Show evidence of mentoring of OSE students and colleagues.
  4. Service
    1. Participate actively in OSE standing committees.
    2. Participate actively in UGA standing committees.
    3. Contribute toward the advancement of your discipline at national and/or international levels (e.g., editorships, key-note addresses).
  5. Truly outstanding achievements in one area during the post-tenure review period can balance deficiencies in other areas.

*The Odum School of Ecology strategic plan includes the following definition about creating a successful work-place “CULTURE.”

“The University of Georgia recognizes that effective, innovative thinkers work in and create great cultures. Our goal is to foster an open, creative, ethical, productive and joyful culture. The most important components of this culture are that (i) we value the capacity to learn and continually adapt to new problems and (ii) we view meaningful work and meaningful relationships as essential to our success. There is a core belief that our well-being depends on close collaboration and collegiality among all our staff, students, and faculty.”