Evaluating Senior Lecturers for Promotion
Journalism Unit Policy on Promotion to Teaching Professor
Approved by Journalism Unit Faculty Vote, January 21, 2022
Teaching professors in the Journalism Unit are faculty members who have demonstrated a sustained record of excellence in classroom teaching as a senior lecturer and who are pedagogical leaders at the school, college, campus or university level and recognized at the regional, national or international level.
The Journalism Unit will follow Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) and Media School guidelines on Promotion to Teaching Professor. Unit criteria for promotion to teaching professor are as described in the Media School’s Governance Document Appendix 5.
All tenured faculty, teaching professors, and professors of practice who have completed their major performance review will vote formally on the dossiers of candidates going up for promotion to teaching professor.
Those eligible to vote must be present for the discussion of the candidate immediately preceding the vote, and no proxy votes will be considered. Remote presence via video or audio communication technology (such as Skype, Zoom, etc.) will satisfy this requirement. Arrangements for such remote participation must be made with the Unit Director at least five working days before the meeting so that appropriate technology can be arranged. The vote of persons attending remotely will be communicated privately with the Unit Director via email or phone when votes are being cast in order to protect the secrecy of the ballot.