3.1 An individual recommended for tenure must have demonstrated competency in teaching, research/creative work and service.
3.1.1 Teaching ability may be demonstrated through activities in the classroom, laboratory, clinic and patient care.
3.1.2 Guidance of graduate and postdoctoral students and residents is to be considered.
3.2 The standard of performance as a teacher should be determined from student attitude surveys, peer and resident attitude surveys and/or attitude surveys from MU CE/Continuing Education courses.
3.3 Faculty members should be evaluated by the students at least two times per year. The Section Head with consultation from faculty members will determine when the evaluations will be performed.
3.4 The teaching performance will be based on the general rating of the teacher and considered satisfactory if the faculty member’s score is at least 2.0 (good) on the student, peer, and CE attitude surveys (based on a 4-point system).
3.5 When appropriate, demonstrated excellence in the areas of Extension and/or CE may be substituted for teaching of students.
3.6 Research/creative work is important. This can be documented by the following criteria:
3.6.1 Publications in refereed professional journals.
3.6.2 Being a reviewer for scientific publications and/or government, technical, and industrial agencies.
3.6.3 Oral presentations at professional meetings.
3.6.4 Contributions to textbooks
3.6.5 Patents obtained for MU
3.6.6 Publications in non-refereed journals. These publications are not weighed to the same degree as 3.6.1 to 3.6.5.
3.7 Comments and opinions from persons outside the University of Missouri regarding faculty member’s work shall be included.
3.8 Service, although a necessary adjunct, is insufficient in itself for tenure and/or promotion. Service in this Department should be defined as:
3.8.1 Department, divisional and Campus committee work and administration duties.
3.8.2 Participation in professional organization and groups at the local, state and/or federal levels.