ARTP Department of Television, Film and Media Studies

College of Arts and Letters
Department of Television, Film and Media Studies
Date Approved: December 2021


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 4 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)

Committee A

Review for appointment and promotion those faculty members at (or to be appointed at) the Associate Professor or Professor Rank and are technically eligible for retention, tenure and/or promotion or Emeritus status; Shall collaborate in the development of Individual Professional Plans.

3 Full Professors

1 Full Professor

Committee B

Review for appointment, retention, tenure and promotion those faculty members at (or to be appointed at) the Assistant Professor Rank or lower and are technically eligible for retention, tenure and/or promotion.

3 Associate or Full Professors

1 Associate or Full Professors

Part-time Review Committee

Consider all part-time faculty for Retention and Range Elevation

3 Associate or Full Professors 1 Associate or Full Professor

Faculty Search Committee

Elected on a search by search basis, advisory to the Chair and the Dean on temporary and probationary appointments

3 Associate or Full Professors (1 Probationary faculty may be elected)

1 Associate or Full Professor


Each year the Department will decide by written or electronic ballot whether or not the Department Chair will be a voting member of Committee A and/or B and/or the Part-time Review Committee. This determination will be made prior to the selection of members of Committee A, B or the Part-time Review Committee.

Eligibility for Committee Service and Balloting


  1. Committees A, B and the Part-time review Committee (PTRC) shall be elected in the Spring of each year and shall begin service the subsequent Fall semester through the following Spring semester. There shall be three separate elections for the committees: the election of Committee B must be completed and the results announced before the election of Committee A. The election of Committee A must be completed and results announced before the election of the Part-time review Committee.
  2. Department Personnel and Appointment Committees are elected in the Spring semester by paper or electronic ballot. Ballots shall contain the names of all eligible members of the Department who are in residence on campus any time during the tenure of the Committee. The Chair is eligible to serve if elected to the committee. If there are insufficient nominees from within the department, the Department's Faculty Affairs Committee will find eligible nominees from closely related disciplines.
  3. Faculty will not serve on both A and B in the same review cycle.
  4. It shall be the responsibility of the Department Chair to monitor the Calendar and call the first meeting. Subsequent deadlines shall be the responsibility of the Committee Chairs.
  5. It is the responsibility of the Department Chair to publish to the Department the deadlines for all written testimony.

Recruitment of Probationary Faculty

Appointment of Probationary Faculty

Personnel Action Files

Individualized Professional Plans

Eligibility for Tenure and Promotion

Area of Specialization Terminal Degree

Film/Video/Media Production





Media Design


Media Business and Law



Evaluation of Permanent Instructional Faculty


Category B: Activities considered appropriate as "scholarly and creative activities" for the discipline are:

  • Academic and scholarly contributions to the fields of television, film, and media studies that are externally evaluated and published or formally accepted for publication such as historical research, critical analyses, and theoretical investigations.
  • Media (film, video, etc.) critiques/reviews, interviews (written, audio, video) performed by faculty member.
  • Innovative use of technology, textbooks, and original teaching or testing materials which are adopted for professional and/or instructional use in media departments outside the faculty member's department/division/school.
  • Inventions, designs, and innovations in media that have been favorably evaluated by authorities outside the University.
  • Creation, exhibition, performance, or publication in television, film, print, broadcast media, museums, art galleries, and new digital media including web-based platforms. Producing, directing, editing films, videos, or events in the mediated arts, including production of picture and/or sound for films and videos.
  • Film or video production including directing, producing, videography, cinematography or lighting and sound for television, film or video, production design, production management, media design for stage productions, post production editing, and creative or technical consulting. Any of these positions held either individually or collaboratively as in co-writer, co-producer, etc. Related electronic media including web design, interactive DVD or CD-ROM. Animation, traditional or computer, including life drawing studies, character design, layout, storyboards, background or character paintings, 3-D modeling, lighting, texture mapping and effects. Electronic graphic design. Design for film or video related print media.
  • Produced, contracted, or awarded works of screenwriting including short, feature length, or television scripts, fiction or non-fiction, treatments, step outlines, script development, rewriting assignments, doctoring or consulting on film/video projects.
  • Soundtracks, audio recordings including podcasts, music production, CDs; performances on radio and/or television as well as internet: hosting, writing, creating programming for video, CD, DVD and tape.
  • Broadcast or distribution of publication/distribution of significant work by media—either print or electronic.
  • Performances, presentations or exhibitions, curation, film festival organization or participation, broadcast credits, awards.
  • Community engaged scholarship and creative activity
  • Presentations before meetings of scholarly and professional media focused societies and presentations as an invited authority in the faculty member's field before scholarly and professional audiences.
  • Participation in activities of scholarly or professional societies beyond mere membership, such as elective office, fellowship status, committee membership, receipt of special awards, organization of symposia, and chairing conference sessions.
  • Receipt of fellowships, grants, or other subsidies for the pursuit of research, study or teaching, and significant commissions in the creative arts.
  • Holding significant special appointments such as visiting professorships lectureships or consulting assignments in other academic, scholarly professional or government institutions,
  • Editing of scholarly or professional publications.
  • Professional practices that utilizes the faculty member’s academic expertise in a manner that results in an advancement of the field.
  • Receipt of grants or contracts employing faculty member’s skills and reputation in the field.
  • Newswriting, news producing, news editing on digital, video, audio and print platforms in professional settings.
  • News Photography published in digital, print or broadcast formats at peer level or above.
  • On air performances, including show hosting, anchoring, reporting on broadcast and digital formats
  • Moderating journalism panels, meetings, programs and lectures at professional conferences
  • Publishing journalism textbooks, articles and peer review papers
  • Digital news content creation

Committee Procedures

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


To work in consultation with the Chair, a Search Committee will be constituted of no less than 4 associate and/or full professors (including 1 alternate) from the TVF faculty, elected by electronic ballot to consider a joint appointment.

Student Consultation in Academic Personnel Processes

Oral Testimony

Role of Department/Division/School Chair or Director

Appointment of Temporary Faculty

Evaluation of Temporary Faculty


Currency in the field will consist of the faculty member's terminal degree, recent courses to augment this degree, and may include evidence or research and publication. Additionally, professional activity and participation in professional organizations may be considered.

Consideration for Three-Year Appointments

Consideration for Range Elevation

Review of Department Personnel Procedures