ARTP Department of Computer Science

College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
Department of Computer Science
Date Approved: September 2008


Confidentiality of Personnel Deliberations

Composition of Departmental Personnel Committees (Probationary and Temporary Appointment, Retention, Tenure, and Promotion, and Evaluation of Temporary, Probationary and Tenured Faculty)

Composition of Departmental Personnel Committees

The department annually elects 5 personnel committees.

The probationary and tenured faculty members of the department or equivalent unit shall elect a peer review committee(s) of tenured faculty members. When there are insufficient eligible members to serve on the peer committee, the department shall elect members from a related academic discipline(s).

(The Committees, as a whole, must take responsibility for the following tasks: Probationary Appointment; Temporary Appointment; Retention, Tenure and Promotion; Range Elevation; Evaluation of Temporary Faculty; Evaluation of Probationary Faculty; Evaluation of Tenured Faculty (Post-Tenure review); Evaluation for Request to Emeritus status; and Collaboration on the Development of Individual Professional Plans. It is required that each unit indicate below which Committee is responsible for each of these tasks.)

Committee Titles and Responsibilities

Number of Members

(at least 3; all tenured full time)

(Indicate if must be (full) professor rank)

Number of Alternates

(1 or more; all tenured full-time)*

(Indicate if must be (full) professor rank)

Retention, Tenure, and Promotion B:

(Asst. to Assoc.) and reviews individual profession plan of Asst. Prof.)

3 (Associate or Full)

1 (Associate or Full)

Promotion A:

(Associate to Full) and reviews individual professional plan of Assoc. Prof.)

3 (Full Professor)

1 (Full Professor)

Recruitment and Appointment:

(tenured faculty, when needed)

3 (Assoc. or Full)

(1 probationary faculty member may be elected)

1 (Assoc. or Full)

Peer Review:

(post-tenure review) and reviews individual professional plan of Full Prof.

3 (Full Professors)

1 (Full Professor)

Temporary Faculty Evaluation

3 (Assoc. or Full)

3 (Assoc. or Full)


Eligibility for Committee Service and Balloting


If we do not have eligible members for a department personnel committee equal to twice the number to be elected, we will add names of eligible nominees from other departments (Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Technology.

Recruitment of Probationary Faculty

Appointment of Probationary Faculty

Personnel Action Files

Individualized Professional Plans

Eligibility for Tenure and Promotion

Area of Specialization Terminal Degree
Computer Science Ph.D.
Mathematics Ph.D.
Computer Engineering Ph.D.


Evaluation of Permanent Instructional Faculty


  1. Publication in peer reviewed scholarly journals.
  2. Reviewed publication of books (whole or partial) or monographs in or closely related to the discipline.
  3. Presentations in, and organization of, meetings of professional societies.
  4. Significant involvement in professional organizations such as holding office at regional and/or national levels.
  5. Review of articles for professional societies or journals.
  6. Service in state or national panels of education related to the discipline.
  7. Consulting to professional/government/private organizations which results in a contribution to the discipline and enhances professional stature.
  8. Evidence of maintaining technical currency through short courses, seminars and professional meetings.
  9. Research and training grants received.

Committee Procedures

Review of Faculty Holding Joint Appointments and of Faculty Active in Interdisciplinary Programs

Student Consultation in Academic Personnel Processes


Temporary and probationary faculty shall be evaluated by Student Opinion Surveys in each class taught every semester.

Tenured faculty will be evaluated in two (2) classes in one semester each year.

Oral Testimony

Role of Department/Division/School Chair or Director

Appointment of Temporary Faculty

Evaluation of Temporary Faculty


  1. Student Opinion Surveys.
  2. Evaluation of teaching performance based upon an observation conducted at least once a year
  3. At least one ( 1) other source of information, such as course syllabi, instructional materials, assessment methods, assignments, evidence of student work and accomplishments, and signed letters from students.
  4. Academic and scholarly contributions to the faculty member's profession and field, that are externally evaluated and published.
  5. Presentations before meetings of scholarly and professional societies.
  6. Participation of activities of scholarly or professional societies, such as elective office, committee membership, receipt of special awards, and chairing of conference sessions.

Consideration for Three-Year Appointments

Consideration for Range Elevation


The evaluations for Range Elevation must include:

  1. Satisfactory teaching performance based on
    1. A summary of the quantitative response to the "Student Opinion Survey on Instruction."
    2. Evaluation of teaching performance based upon an observation conducted by the department chair, or members of the department personnel committee.
    3. At least one (1) other source of information, such as course syllabi, instructional materials, assessment methods, assignments evidence of student work and accomplishments, and signed letters from students.
  2. Evidence of appropriate professional development and professional accomplishments.
  3. Evidence of appropriate contributions to the university community.

Review of Department Personnel Procedures