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CRITERIA FOR PROMOTION AND RE-APPOINTMENT
Faculty Handbook pg 30

The following criteria are used in considering a faculty member for re-appointment or promotion:

·         Quality of teaching, indicated by evaluations of FPC, the Department Chair or faculty in the Department, students, and Deans.

·         Productivity in terms of scholarly research that illuminates the field in a profound way, including articles submitted and accepted for publication, papers presented at conferences, and grants received. In particular, a faculty member being considered for promotion to full professor should have written at least one comprehensive article integrating his or her discipline with Maharishi Vedic Science.

·         Focus on development of consciousness, including regular participation in the Super Radiance program.

·         Participation in student advising and mentoring.

·         Contribution to academic administration through service on Faculty Senate committees and other administrative duties, regular participation in Faculty Senate meetings, and regular participation in departmental meetings.

·         Interaction with peers from other universities through conferences and colloquia, participation in professional organizations, and collaborative research.

·         Participation in programs for faculty development.

·         Participation in professional activities in his or her field and in establishing Consciousness-Based education in other locations, which contribute significantly to the well-being of the community, the nation, and the world.

PROCEDURES FOR PROMOTION

Promotion to the level of assistant professor is determined by FPC.

For promotion to the level of associate professor, the faculty member submits:

·         A curriculum vita

·         Two letters of recommendation, including one from the Department Chair (unless the person is the Department Chair)

·         An essay that addresses (a) the above criteria from the Faculty Handbook, and (b) plans for the future with respect to these points.

The process concludes with an interview with the Faculty Personnel Committee.

For promotion to the level of professor, the faculty member submits:

·         A curriculum vita

·         Three letters of recommendation, including one from the Department Chair (unless the person is the Department Chair) and one from outside the University

·         An essay that addresses (a) the above criteria points from the Faculty Handbook, and (b) plans for the future with respect to these points. This essay is expected to be more substantial than the one for promotion to associate professor.

·         A paper that has been accepted by the print or online edition of Modern Science and Vedic Science.

The process concludes with an interview with FPC. FPC publishes its recommendation for promotion in the Faculty Senate Docket and if no objection is voiced within two weeks, the appointment is approved.

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