Promotion to (or appointment
at) the rank of Professor is the highest academic honor that can be bestowed
by the UW-Parkside
faculty. This rank is not granted routinely after a given number of years of service, but is awarded only after careful consideration of each candidate's qualifications. Aside from exceptional circumstances, promotion to the rank of Professor is not considered until the 5th year of service at the rank of Associate Professor. Each candidate must meet all three of the following criteria:
1) Has taught successfully; and has continued to perform at a high level in teaching or, in the case of an administrative appointment, has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to effective teaching/learning;
2) Has continued to achieve recognition in her/his specialization by publication of creative and/or scholarly works or by
performance in ways appropriate to her/his profession if such performance is generally considered equivalent to publication;
3) Has continued to serve the university community by participating in its academic and governance affairs and/or has
served the community by bringing her/his professional expertise to bear on its needs.
In addition to meeting
these three criteria, a candidate must have achieved distinction in one or more
of these areas.
[Re-adopted by the PRC Full Professor Subcommittee, October 1, 2003]