Faculty Collegiality and Dispositions in the Tenure and Promotion Process: Developing a Performance Rubric
Decisions related to the tenure and promotion of colleagues are of vital importance to the successful continuation of the professoriate. Within the academy, promotion and tenure policies and job descriptions have historically been framed around teaching, scholarship, and service. Trends reveal the emergence of a fourth category that's playing an increasingly important role in the formal assessment and evaluation of university faculty. "Dispositions" and "collegiality" are appearing in promotion and tenure guidelines and position announcements as characteristics of successful professors and job candidates.