The post-tenure review process for faculty on PTR performance development plans is outlined in full in Section 6 of the regulation.
Every faculty member found to not meet expectations as a result of post-tenure review must have a Performance Development Plan (PDP). PDPs can look quite different depending on the realm(s) of concern, the specific improvements needed, department standards and more. For that reason, NC State does not have a standard PDP template. The [tips at this link] can assist faculty and department heads in crafting clear, agreeable PDPs.
All post tenure review evaluators (i.e. department PTR committees; department heads; college PTR committees; deans) must be trained regarding post tenure review policy and processes. By viewing this 10-minute video, you will complete this requirement.
Individual departments and colleges shall have post-tenure review rules that are supplemental to, and consistent with, [the university] regulation.
Every tenured faculty member shall be reviewed through the post tenure review process every five (5) years after having been tenured.
The NC State Phased Retirement Program (PRP) provides the opportunity for eligible full-time tenured faculty members, who meet certain age and service conditions, to retire and change from full-time to half-time employment at the university for three (3) fiscal years. Upon entering the PRP, a faculty member relinquishes their permanent tenure in exchange for a three (3) fiscal year fixed-term contract.
For the purpose of eligibility to participate in the PRP, the definition of full-time faculty is the same as used in the determination of eligibility for employee benefits
A PRP participant signs a three (3) fiscal year contract, maintains their academic (9-month) or fiscal year (12-month) appointment length and works a half-time (50%) workload within it, PRP participant is paid 50% of the full-time base salary paid to the participant immediately prior to entering the PRP, PRP participants may earn summer salary (9-month faculty) and additional compensation (9- and 12-month faculty).
If financial exigency is declared, NC State may prevent further enrollment in the PRP.The university and its departments retain the right to respond to challenges to the academic quality of individual programs. When participation must be limited to preserve academic quality, PRP applications will be processed on a first come, first eligible basis.
The Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost will inform, by September 1st preceding each PRP year, those tenured faculty who, according to institutional data, appear to meet the age and service requirements for PRP eligibility as of the following August 1st. It is an individual faculty member’s responsibility to ensure that NC State has all information necessary to determine their eligibility regarding years of service at NC State, service within either TSERS and/or a UNC System ORP, and date of b
An eligible faculty member who is considering applying for admission to the PRP must meet with their department head and negotiate the terms for half-time employment The full range of faculty activities should be considered in these negotiations. The assigned duties during the PRP should be consistent with the skills and abilities of the faculty member and the objective needs of the department.
After the faculty member and department head agree upon the half-time work plan, the department head will prepare and sign the Agreement. If approved, the dean will sign the Agreement and submit the Agreement to the Provost via UHR
A faculty member electing to participate in the PRP has the right under the ADEA to revoke the Agreement and the Release any time within seven (7) calendar days of the date both documents are fully executed by all parties
A faculty member participating in the PRP may seek to renegotiate their work plan duties with their department head.
A faculty member who enters the PRP retains their professorial rank and the full range of responsibilities and rights associated with it except for the status of permanent tenure; as a part-time faculty member without tenure, a faculty member on phased retirement is no longer eligible to vote with their Departmental Voting Faculty in reappointment, promotion and tenure cases