Missouri State University

College Policies

Pay for Performance Parameters

 

Tenured Faculty with a nine-hour teaching load:

 

Minimum

Weight

Performance Dimension

(Role)

Maximum

Weight

30%

Teaching

60%

30%

Research/Scholarship

60%

10%

Service

20%

 

Tenured Faculty with a twelve-hour teaching load:

 

Minimum

Weight

Performance Dimension

(Role)

Maximum

Weight

50%

Teaching

80%

10%

Research/Scholarship

40%

10%

Service

20%

 

* Probationary Faculty:

 

Minimum

Weight

Performance Dimension

(Role)

Maximum

Weight

45%

Teaching

60%

35%

Research/Scholarship

50%

5%

Service

15%

 

Renewable Lecturers:

 

Minimum

Weight

Performance Dimension

(Role)

Maximum

Weight

80%

Teaching

90%

0%

Research/Scholarship

10%

10%

Service

20%

* Probationary faculty are to be provided with access to the performance parameters of tenured faculty with nine hour teaching loads.  It is recognized that some probationary faculty may wish to benefit from a heavier weight for research efforts than currently included in the university parameters for probationary faculty.

Effective Date: July 28, 2009

 


College Policies by Date of Enactment

Appointment to Emeritus Status

               1.      If a retiring faculty member meets the qualifications for emeritus status as stated in the Faculty Handbook, the Head of the
                        faculty member’s home department shall notify the faculty member that s/he must submit a letter requesting emeritus
                        status along with his/her curriculum vita to  the Department Head.

2.      The Department Head will make the applicant’s letter and vita available to the Department’s faculty* and call for a vote.

3.      After the faculty* votes on approval of the application for emeritus status, the Department Head forwards all previously submitted material along with his/her written recommendation to the Dean.

4.      Upon approval by the Dean, s/he forwards all previously submitted materials and a cover letter to the Provost.

5.      Upon approval by the Provost, the emeritus status is placed on the agenda for the next Board of Governors meeting.

6.      Following BOG approval, the faculty member will be notified by the Provost in writing, and copies of the letter will be forwarded to the Dean and Department Head and the Office of Human Resources.

*Departments will determine whether non-tenure track faculty will vote.

 

Effective Date:  December 7, 2005


Policy for Faculty Overload

 

  1. CHPA faculty may teach ONE overload course per semester for reimbursement.
  2. No tenure-track faculty member, who has been given reassigned time will be paid for an overload, with the exception of IDS 110.  No more than one section of IDS 110 may be taught as an overload.
  3. All Continuing Education telecourse sections must be taught within the normal faculty workload, not as an overload.
  4. No faculty member may teach an overload without the written permission of both Department Head and Dean.

 

Effective Date: July 28, 2009


Equipment Security Policy

 

The following College security policy has been adopted in order to protect the resources of the College. 

For Classrooms:

 

  1. The Dean’s office will monitor classroom usage in Strong Hall throughout the day and make this information available to Department Heads.
  2. Audio-visual equipment delivered to Strong Hall from the library must be brought to the department office ordering the equipment, must be returned to the department office following the class, and must be picked up by library reps at the department office.
  3. A report of all missing equipment should be made to the Dean’s office as soon as it is discovered.
  4. Department Heads or their representative will lock all classrooms on Friday afternoon at 5:00 pm.
  5. Department Heads or their representative will lock all classrooms not scheduled for evening use at 5:00 pm. 

For Offices and Suites:

  1. No faculty office or other office in a suite should be left unlocked over a weekend.
  2. Faculty are urged to relock their office doors if they must go to class or step away for any length of time.
  3. Faculty are asked to be vigilant and report unlocked doors or missing equipment to their Department Head or the Dean’s office.

Additional Provisions:

 Alerts will be sent out to all faculty/staff by the Dean’s office during “high theft periods” (Super Bowl, World Series, etc).

  1. Any faculty member who takes University/College/Department equipment off campus will be financially responsible for that equipment should it be damaged or lost.

 
Effective Date: July 28, 2009


Accessibility Policy

 

Those faculty who do not teach classes every day of the week shall be accessible for office hours, committee meetings, and department meetings on those days when they are not teaching.

 

Effective date:  July 28, 2009


Teaching Evaluation

 

It is the policy of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs that the common teaching evaluation instrument be administered in every undergraduate class at least once each semester.  It is the responsibility of Department Heads to see that the all classes are evaluated and that the completed forms are returned to the Dean’s Office. 

 

Individual faculty and their Department Heads will be given results and these results will factor into reappointment as well as promotion and tenure decisions.

 

Department Heads have the discretion to administer the teaching evaluation instrument more than once per semester if deemed necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of probationary faculty members.

 

Effective Date:  November 12, 2001


Workload Policy

 

University policy requires all departments to create and maintain workload policies that define the appropriate teaching load equivalence of courses and teaching-related activities (including contact hours) and define what constitutes "research active" faculty.  In constructing these policies, departments are expected to use selected terms and definitions outlined in the Faculty Workload Policy document from the Office of the Provost (http://www.missouristate.edu/provost/59041.htm).  While department policies may vary by discipline, all should be consistent with the guidelines found in the University document. 

 

Effective date:  July 28, 2009