2. Post-Tenure Review Procedure
The faculty of Texas A&M University-Commerce measure performance on the bases of standard of excellence in teaching, research, or other scholarly and creative activities (RSCA) and service. These standards are maintained by hiring highly-qualified professionals and by conducting annual reviews of performance. Departments hire professionals whose credentials and achievements clearly indicate their ability and potential to make professional contributions in a changing environment. Tenure is granted to each faculty member by carefully assessing, over a period of time, contributions to teaching, RSCA and service. Faculty members continue to be reviewed on an annual basis to ensure their continued effectiveness and development.
Post tenure review at A&M-Commerce applies to tenured faculty members. It begins with an annual review of performance based on the A&M-Commerce criteria stated in the A&M-Commerce Procedure 12.01.99.R0.01. Faculty members should read the revised post tenure review procedure and note that a professional review will be conducted for every tenured faculty at least every sixth year after receiving tenure. The guidelines are based on The Texas A&M University System’s Policy 12.06 that requires that the post tenure evaluation of tenured faculty “shall occur no more often than every year, but not less than every six years after the award of tenure.” Exceptions to the review are noted therein.