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Critical Success Factor 2_98

Critical Success Factor 2_98

Critical Success Factor: (2) QUALITY OF FACULTY
Performance Indicator: (2A) ACADEMIC AND OTHER CREDENTIALS OF PROFESSORS AND INSTRUCTORS Measure: The quality of the faculty as represented by the academic and other credentials of professors and instructors is to be measured as:

1) the percent of all headcount faculty who meet the criteria for faculty credentials of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS); and

2) the percent of all headcount faculty teaching undergraduate courses who exceed the criteria for faculty credentials for SACS, or in the case of the technical college system for technical faculty, those who exceed minimum technical competence criteria.

Definition:

Faculty: All headcount faculty who teach one or more credit courses in the fall semester would be included.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS): The recognized accrediting body in the southern region of the U.S.

SACS Criteria: The criteria for SACS accreditation as outlined in the Criteria for Accreditation, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, 1996 Minimum Technical Competence Criteria: Technical competence criteria training requirements established by the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education for non-general education faculty.

Method of Reporting: CHEMIS Faculty Database

 
Performance Indicator: (2B) PERFORMANCE REVIEW SYSTEM FOR FACULTY TO INCLUDE STUDENT AND PEER EVALUATIONS Measure: The extent to which the criteria stipulated in the 'Best Practices for a Performance Review System for Faculty ' document are incorporated into the institution's own performance review system.

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Definition: Performance review system: A documented system which provides for an annual evaluation of each faculty member's work to include teaching and research/creative activity as well as the faculty's contributions to the institution and the professional field.

Eligible faculty: All institutional personnel holding faculty rank are included.

Method of Reporting: Comparison by CHE of each institution's performance review system to the 'Best Practices' criteria.

 
Performance Indicator: (2C) POST-TENURE REVIEW FOR TENURED FACULTY Measure: The extent to which the criteria stipulated in the 'Best Practices for Post-tenure Review ' document are incorporated into the institution's own performance review system.Definition:

Performance review system: A documented system which provides for an annual evaluation of each faculty member's work to include teaching and research/creative activity as well as the faculty's contributions to the institution and the professional field. This evaluation should involve time for reflection, discussion and feedback and should provide for the professional development of the faculty member.

Post-tenure review: A systematic annual peer evaluation of tenured faculty in terms of teaching, research/creative activity and service. A cohort shall be established of which a percentage shall be evaluated annually be external peers, such that the entire cohort of tenured faculty is reviewed every six years. Such reviews are not to undermine tenure but to enhance the continued professional development of faculty.

Eligible faculty: Includes all faculty who have received tenure but does not include those faculty who have undergone tenure review within the past year.

Method of Reporting: Comparison by the Commission on Higher Education of each institution's post-tenure review evaluation system to the 'Best Practices' criteria.
Performance Indicator: (2D) COMPENSATION OF FACULTY Measure: The average of faculty salaries.

Definition: Faculty is defined for four year institutions by College and University Personnel Administrators (CUPA) instructions and for two year institutions by Integrated Post-Secondary Educational Data System (IPEDS salaries survey) instructions.

Average Salary is defined as nine to ten months salaries (or eleven to twelve months salaries converted to nine to ten months salaries).

Method of Reporting: Annual salary surveys submitted to CUPA and IPEDS and other relevant data sources via CHEMIS Faculty Database.

 
Performance Indicator: (2E) AVAILABILITY OF FACULTY TO STUDENTS OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM Measure: A two part measure which includes:

1) the percent of instructional faculty who receive a mean rating of 'satisfied' or above on a standardized question using a standardized scale administered in a prescribed manner on anonymous student evaluations which are submitted for all courses; and

2) the percent of students who report satisfaction with the availability of academic advisors outside the classroom as shown by a mean rating of 'satisfied' or above on an anonymous evaluation instrument completed at a minimum during the spring term by a representative sample of freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Definition: Availability outside the classroom: includes personal contact between faculty and students during office hours and other scheduled appointments as well as contact through e-mail, Internet, telephone, correspondence and other media.

Faculty advisors are those faculty or staff who advise students with respect to their course schedules and degree requirements.

Method of Reporting: Annual reporting of the results of two standardized questions .
Performance Indicator: (2F) COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE ACTIVITIES OF FACULTY FOR WHICH NO EXTRA COMPENSATION IS PAID Measure: Percent of full-time teaching faculty participating in service to the community with emphasis on service to the economic and community development of the region or the State, for which no additional compensation is provided.

Definition: Full-time teaching faculty is defined as full-time, unclassified faculty at the rank of instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, or professor at institutions, who teach at least three credit hours, measured in the fall semester. Unclassified employees who hold positions above department chair, such as deans, vice presidents, and presidents, are excluded.

Community or public service activities are to be defined as actions taken or processes presented to audiences primarily not affiliated with the institution as students, faculty, or administrators, as reported in the respective fall semester.

Method of Reporting: CHEMIS Faculty Database