Your post-tenure review responsibilities are:
- review comprehensive five-year post-tenure review cases in your college for which the overall assessments by departmental PTR committee, department head, and dean are not in agreement
- evaluate faculty member’s performance relative to their SFR, departmental and college standards
- meet and discuss cases
- prepare written assessments
As a tenured faculty and committee member, you should be familiar with the Post-Tenure Review of Faculty regulation. The regulation resides in the university’s Policies, Regulations and Rules (PRR) system. It can also be accessed from the Provost’s Office web site under Annual and Post-Tenure Review.
For each faculty member’s case you review, you will receive the required materials for post-tenure review, as well as the assessments of the departmental PTR committee, department head, any optional response by the faculty member, and the initial assessment by the dean.
Your written assessment is an overall assessment of whether the faculty member’s performance meets or does not meet expectations. You are not required to make meets / does not meet determinations for each realm.
Here is an optional template letter you can use to write your college committee assessments; it meets all requirements of the regulation.
Provide your committee assessment to the dean. The dean will then make a second assessment. The faculty member will receive both assessments.
If the dean’s second assessment disagrees with your committee’s assessment, then the case goes to the Provost for a final determination. The Provost may ask to consult with your committee before making a determination.
All evaluators in the post-tenure review process are required to complete training about post-tenure review in the UNC system and NC State processes in particular. You should complete this training prior to commencing your work on the college PTR committee. To complete the training in REPORTER, search and register for Course ID PRV-OFA-PTReview.
In addition to the items mentioned above, Frequently Asked Questions are designed to help answer your questions. However, these may not meet all your needs, so make sure you know your college’s administrative support person for this process. Along with your dean, the administrative support person should be your first contact for answers to questions you cannot find on the web site.
The Provost’s Office holds general informational sessions to provide information about the process. Consider attending one of these sessions prior to going through the process. Your college and/or department may offer similar sessions.