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Professional Record Guidelines

Three copies of the Professional Record should be completed and delivered (one each to: Dept. Chair, CWU-Lynnwood and CWU-Des Moines) no later than the deadline specified in the CB Academic Calendar for the appropriate review process. Each copy should include a title page that presents the following information:

Name _______________________________

Department ______________________________

Quarter /Year Included in this File: From _______________

Through _________________

Current Rank _______________________

Date of Last Promotion _____________________

The Professional Record and the processes for reappointment, tenure, promotion, and post-tenure review are designed to provide opportunities for self, peer, student, and supervisory review of performance. The file is also designed to facilitate accreditation reporting and the Performance Adjustment Process (CBA Appendix F, pp. 68-89). Please list accomplishments and supporting documentation where appropriate in chronological order in each of the five areas as they apply.

  1. Instructional Performance--A teaching portfolio approach is used to show evidence of teaching effectiveness which includes general advising of undergraduate students. The portfolio supporting the faculty member's instructional performance should include at a minimum: (a) list of all courses taught during the review period, (b) student evaluations of Instruction, (c) number of assigned advisees, (d) self-evaluation statement with a continuous quality improvement focus, and (e) three of the following items to serve as supporting documentation for the self-evaluation statement:
    • instructional philosophy and/or goals,
    • teaching methods and objectives,
    • course syllabi,
    • assignments and/or exams,
    • unique class or course assessment procedures,
    • classroom visitations by faculty colleagues,
    • involvement with cooperative education and field experiences,
    • relationship of course elements to business/economic issues,
    • relationship of course elements to department, school, and/or university missions,
    • student projects, or
    • other evidence of instructional performance, such as awards and/or honors.
  2. Intellectual Contributions--Outputs classified as intellectual contributions should be related to the primary teaching area and available for public scrutiny by academic peers and practitioners. Further, opportunity should exist for the contributor to receive feedback from academic peers and practitioners. The report of intellectual contributions should be presented in bibliographic form and should include accompanying copies of the works. Following are examples of contributions within the CB:
    • publication in refereed journals,
    • publication in professional journals,
    • textbooks,
    • chapters in scholarly books,
    • research monographs,
    • publication in proceedings of scholarly conferences,
    • papers presented at academic meetings,
    • funded research reports (if widely disseminated to peers and practitioners),
    • presentations at academic meetings,
    • presentations at professional meetings,
    • study guides and instructors' manuals,
    • written cases with instructional materials,
    • instructional software,
    • presentations at faculty workshops, and
    • other evidence.
  3. Professional Activities--Professional activities refer to the delivery of services and/or completion of projects related to one's primary teaching area. Often, the faculty member is uniquely qualified to deliver the professional activity. Sufficient description should be provided to build a link between the activity and one's primary teaching area. Examples reported within the CB include:
    • design and delivery of continuing professional education programs,
    • discussant or panel member at academic and/or professional conferences,
    • editorial review for academic journals,
    • textbook reviews,
    • consulting/outside work related to primary teaching area, both paid and unpaid,
    • funded research reports (not widely disseminated to peers and practitioners),
    • service on committees where faculty expertise is extended to the group,
    • delivery of a lecture to various groups such as clubs, public schools, annual stockholder meetings, etc.,
    • guest commentator on television and radio,
    • guest contributor to local newspapers and other publications,
    • design and delivery of short courses, such as Senior Ventures, and
    • other evidence.
  4. Service--Special services to students, to the department, school or university, to the community, or to the public not previously listed under professional activities. Examples of service activities include:
    • student advisement/assistance with career planning and placement,
    • committee work for the department, school, and university,
    • advisorship of student organizations,
    • involvement with alumni groups,
    • support to academic and/or professional organizations (not included under Professional Activities above),
    • support to community/regional/national organizations, and
    • other evidence.
  5. Faculty Development--This category includes activities undertaken to maintain or improve competencies related to teaching, intellectual contributions, professional activities, or service. Provide a brief description of the activity. Examples reported within the CB include:
    • completion of continuing professional education credits to maintain certification,
    • university-industry interchanges, such as the Boeing interchange,
    • participation in plant and business tours,
    • computer skills workshops completed,
    • attendance at plenary and concurrent sessions of academic/professional conferences,
    • seminars and workshops attended,
    • various teaching renewal experiences,
    • study programs leading to completion of requirements for professional certification,
    • books read intended to maintain or improve faculty competencies, and
    • other evidence.

Approved by Faculty Policy Committee November 12, 1996 
Reviewed by CB Executive Committee December 5, 1996 
Approved by CB Dean December 19, 1996 
Updated Name Change: Fall 2001
Updated to Conform to CWU CBA: Fall 2008 
Updated to Conform to CWU CBA: Spring 2010

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