Because many post–tenure review policies came into being in the mid–1990s, 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 that gap by challenging practitioners to invest time in seriously studying both the implementation and the results of policy enactment. Providing examples of how this can be accomplished, the authors also supply extensive appendices that contain examples of data collection forms, comprehensive reports, and implementation studies. This book will be invaluable 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.
About the Contributors.
1. Academic Performance: Where Accountability and Responsibility Converge (Christine M. Licata).
2. Post–Tenure Faculty Review Practices: Context and Framework (Christine M. Licata).
3. Framework for Tracking and Reporting Results (Daphne N. Layton).
4. Collecting Data and Reporting Results From Public Institutions (Betsy E. Brown).
5. Analyzing Post–Tenure Review Outcomes in Private Institutions (Christine M. Licata).
6. Monitoring the Process: tracking Implementation (Christine M. Licata).
7. Tracking Results of Post–Tenure review in the Texas State–Supported Universities: How texas Is Responding to the Challenge (Frank Fair, Dennis Longmire, Debra Price, Jo Ann Duffy, Paul Reed, Laverne Warner, and Bill Fleming).
7. Putting Data in Perspective: Creating reports That Matter (Christine M. Licata, Betsy E. Brown, and Daphne N. Layton).
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).