The basic and broad criteria for tenure and promotion at Indiana University Kokomo are stated in the IU Academic Handbook. This document proposes to interpret the criteria more concretely for the benefit of the School of Business faculty, so that faculty can self-assess their progress toward promotion and tenure. The main concern here is with the standards. The document is consistent with guidelines used in other IU Kokomo academic units, while distinct with regard to the School’s unique mission.
There are two types of faculty within the School of Business: tenure-track/tenured faculty and lecturer/clinical faculty. Tenure-track/tenured faculty are evaluated on three criteria: teaching, research and service. Lecturer/Clinical faculty have only teaching and service as criteria.
In the case promotion and tenure, a candidate must have an EXCELLENT performance in at least one category of teaching, or research and scholarship. Further, it is required that a person achieve at least SATISFACTORY standards in other categories.
In the case of promotion to Full Professor, a candidate must have an EXCELLENT performance in at least one category of teaching, or research and scholarship, or service. Further, it is required that a person achieves at least SATISFACTORY standards in other categories.