with College Council Bylaws and the Faculty Handbook, the
College of Health Professions Promotion and Tenure Committee
administers the systems of faculty evaluation by implementing
the provisions set forth in the document “Towson University
Policy on Faculty Evaluation for Promotion,
Tenure/Reappointment, and Merit” (Faculty Handbook, September,
1999). Information pertinent to any individual’s tenure and/or
promotion and/or merit appeal decisions will be held as highly
confidential by all committee members.
of the Committee
College P&T committee shall consist of one representative from
each department (five total) elected at large from the college
for a period of three years. Terms will begin on June 1 and end
on May 31 of their third year. These three-year terms will be
staggered to insure some consistency from year to year. Eligible
members include tenured faculty at the rank of associate and
full professor. Faculty who are candidates for promotion or
tenure and department chairpersons are not eligible. The Dean of
the College shall serve as a non-voting member of this
for each position are elected by their respective departments
for three-year terms. They serve only in the event of a special
situation or long-term vacancy, as defined by the committee.
Alternates must meet the same criteria as elected members.
eligible tenured and tenure-track faculty may vote for
representatives to their college committee. Members of the
College P&T committee are expected to serve as representatives
of the University and not as delegates from a particular
one may serve on the CHP P&T committee who is at the same time a
member of the University P&T committee.
II. Procedures &
Responsibilities of the College P&T Committee
of the secretary and the chair are elected at the first meeting
of the year.
made by the CHP P&T committee are dependent on the standards and
expectations for promotion, tenure and merit developed by each
department. The committee recommends that departments utilize
the “Towson University Guidelines for Development of
Departmental Standards and Expectations for Teaching,
Scholarship, and Service” found in the Faculty Handbook when
developing their departmental documents. Additionally, the CHP
has further defined scholarship within our College (see Addendum
A to this document).
Once a department has completed deliberations about a candidate
and decided to recommend the candidate for promotion and/or
tenure, the candidate’s materials (see Faculty Handbook, p. 57
Section C-4C, if the Chair submits “a substantive statement that
either agrees or disagrees with the Department’s P&T Committee’s
recommendation”, then the letter should be included with the
faculty candidate’s documents that are forwarded to the College
P&T Committee) and the departmental P&T documents regarding the
candidate are forwarded to the Dean’s office in the specified
format (see Addendum B to this document).
The College P&T committee will review the promotion and tenure
decisions of the departments for each candidate by comparing the
candidate’s documents to the departmental standards and
expectations for scholarship, teaching, and service.
After careful review, each committee member will vote. Voting
will be by open ballot. All decisions made by the committee must
be made by a quorum of at least four members; the outcome will
be decided by the majority vote.
In the case of a tie vote, the case will be reviewed again by
the entire committee and voted on a second time. This procedure
will continue until the tie vote is broken.
The committee will prepare a concisely written statement
addressed to the Provost explaining the recommended decision.
The recommended decision, (including a record of the numerical
vote count), and a Dean’s statement (optional) will be
sent by certified mail to the candidate’s home address by the
deadline published in the University’s P&T calendar. A copy of
the letter is added to the candidate’s file.
I. A copy of the decision
letter concerning the promotion and/or tenure recommendation
will be forwarded to the chair of the department.
candidate’s documents are forwarded to the Provost by the Dean.
appeals of departmental merit decisions are reviewed by the
College P&T committee. They must be received in the Dean’s
office within 15 business days of receipt of written
notification of the decision. The appeal should address the
substantive issues that led to the denial of merit.
appeals of departmental promotion and tenure decisions are
reviewed by the College P&T committee. They must be received in
the Dean’s office within 15 business days of receipt of written
notification of the decision. The appeal should address the
substantive issues that lead to the denial of promotion and/or
members may contact their departmental representative or the
chair of the College P&T committee to discuss the appeal
appeal decision will be sent to the faculty member by certified
mail with return receipt by the deadline published in the
University’s P&T calendar.
5. A copy of
this decision letter will be forwarded to the chair of
6. Appeals of
College P&T committee decisions about merit, promotion and/or
tenure must be submitted to the Provost within 15 business days
of receipt of written notification of the decision.
chairperson of the College P&T committee will submit an Annual
Report to the Dean, Chairperson, and Vice-Chairperson of the
College Council. The report will include any policy and
procedure changes and a general summary of the work of the
committee. The content and deliberations of individual promotion
and tenure matters and appeals will not be included in the
copies of the Annual Report will be sent to the chairperson of
the University Promotion and Tenure Committee.
COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS
Definition of Scholarship
College of Health Professions abides by the following definition
of scholarship, which reflects the scholarship statements of the
respective departments. Scholarship is defined as activities
that require intellectual rigor and contribute to the
academic/professional knowledge base. Faculty are expected to
integrate their scholarship with the educational mission of the
department, college and university. Scholarship activities may
of clinical and professional
skills including participation in activities related to clinical
practice such as health assessment, health promotion,
habilitation, rehabilitation, and performance of skills that
of supervisory strategies as applied to clinical teaching,
administration, fieldwork, and student teaching.
of clinical/coaching programs, materials, methodologies,
including clinical, applied, and/or basic.
professional/popular, within or related to the discipline.
Presentations directly related to special fields of knowledge
within the discipline, either initially developed or content
or programmatic courses, projects, products, and teaching
innovations within and external to the university.
and review of scholarly works, program proposals, books,
manuscripts, journal articles, grants, and student research.
in professional/academic education within or related to the
discipline (e.g., completing the doctoral degree,
workshops/seminars, and formal courses).
in local and/or national organizations: leadership,
accreditation, mentoring, advisory functions, task forces
related to special fields of knowledge within or related to the
College of Health Professions
for Submission of Documents for Promotion and/or Tenure Review
by the College Promotion and Tenure Committee and by the Dean
member who is recommended for promotion and/or tenure at the
department level will need to provide a notebook (a one-inch
binder) of materials for review by the College Promotion and
Tenure Committee members and the Dean. Although this notebook
of materials will be the primary basis for review at the College
level, other supportive materials should be submitted in a
supplementary notebook in order to allow for review.
binder will have a cover sheet (on the outside) that identifies
the faculty member, the department, the area of review (tenure
and/or promotion and, if promotion, the rank to which promotion
is sought), and the current academic year. All materials
must be typed and presented in the following order, with tabs
for each section. Materials must address the complete
time period under review (e.g., time since last promotion, time
since hire). Faculty are advised to keep a copy of all
materials submitted in this notebook.
I Narrative-reflective statement
Section IIUniversity Forms
forms must be presented in order from most recent to least
recent, and must include all Annual Report forms, which include
Workload Agreements (FAR and SSE forms and Workload Agreements
from earlier years)
III Teaching and advising
Summary of teaching and
advising evaluations, including:
evaluations of teaching
evaluations of teaching
of scholarly activities
one recent publication
service activities, organized into categories such as
University-level, College-level, Department-level, professional
organizations, community (as appropriate)
VI Curriculum Vitae
VII Written recommendation(s) of:
department rank committee and/or tenure committee, including the
Department Rank and Tenure and Merit Recommendation form