Merit Review Policy and Assessment Guidelines
To arrive at a grade out of 5 for each faculty member for each of the 3 fields (research, teaching, service) weighting:
- For assistant professors: research (50%): teaching (40%); service (10%).
- For associate and full professors: research (40%): teaching (40%); service (20%).
On a grade out of 5, 5 is outstanding; 4 is very good; 3 is adequate; 2 needs some improvement; 1 is inadequate.
We have arranged this list in something resembling a descending order, starting with items that typically receive greater weight to items that receive lower weight. Please note that this is not an exact science.
We also recognize that not all publications are the same, even within the same category. We trust reviewers’ experience and judgments in their ratings.