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Theatre  Arts  Ȃ  Faculty  Guidelines  for  Promotion  &  Tenure  

Instructor   

••ǯ–”‘ˆ‡••‘”ǡ
(Tenure  Track)  

Assoc.  Professor  

Professor  

Tenure  

PTT  (pre-­‐tenure  
track  position  
 
Meet  all  
requirements  for  
rank  of  instructor  
as  required  by  
Faculty  
Guidelines.  
 
Completed  BA  or  
BFA  in  Theatre  
Arts  field  
and  
enrollment  in  a  
doctoral  or  MFA  
program  relevant  
to  an  area  of  
Theatre  Arts.  
 
Created  one  
major  piece  of  
work  for  a  theatre  
outside  of  the  
university,  such  
as:    wrote  an  
original  play,  or  
adaptation;  
designed  a  play  
(set,  lights,  
costumes,  or  
sound);  acted  in  a  
play;  directed  a  
play.  
 

Meet  all  
requirements  for  
rank  of  instructor  
 
4  years  as  
instructor  as  
required  by  faculty  
guidelines.  
 
Earn  consistent  
rating  in  teaching  as  
Commendable,  
excluding  first  
semester,  and  an  
overall  rating  of  no  
less  than  4  points  
for  every  
evaluation;  at  least  
5  points  overall  
twice.  
 
Completed  Ph.D.  or  
terminal  degree  in  
area  of  
specialization  
related  to  Theatre  
Arts.    
 
Created  two  major  
pieces  of  work  for  a  
theatre  outside  of  
the  university,  such  
as:    wrote  an  
original  play,  or  
adaptation;  
designed  a  play  
(set,  lights,  
costumes,  or  
sound);  acted  in  a  
play;  directed  in  a  
play.      OR,  
 
Created  one  major  
piece  as  above  and  
published  a  book  
chapter,  a  peer-­‐
reviewed  
publication,  or  
presentation  at  an  
outside  
organization  or  
conference  related  
to  Theatre  Arts.  
 
 

Meet  all  requirements  
for  rank  of  Assistant  
Professor.  
 
4  years  of  time  in  
rank,  required  by  
faculty  guidelines.  
Rating  of  Outstanding  
at  least  once  in  both  
Teaching  and  Service,  
and  have  twice  
received  an  overall  
rating  of  at  least  7  
points.    
 
Created  three  major  
pieces  of  work  for  a  
theatre  outside  of  the  
university,  such  as:    
wrote  an  original  play,  
or  adaptation;  
designed  a  play  (set,  
lights,  costumes,  or  
sound);  acted  in  a  
play;  directed  in  a  
play.      OR,  
 
Created  two  major  
pieces  as  above  and  
published  a  book  
chapter,  a  peer-­‐
reviewed  publication,  
or  presentation  at  an  
outside  organization  
or  conference  related  
to  Theatre  Arts.  OR,  
 
One  major  piece  and  
two  publications  or  
presentations  as  
described  above.  
 
 Submit  two  letters  of  
commendation  with  
one  being  from  
outside  the  
department.  
 

Meet  all  
requirements  for  
rank  of  Associate  
Professor  
 
4  years  of  time  in  
rank,  required  by  
faculty  guidelines.  
 
Rating  of  
Outstanding  at  
least  once  during  
the  evaluation  
period  in  each  
category  of  
Teaching,  Service,  
and  Scholarship,  
and  have  twice  
received  an  
overall  rating  of  at  
least  8  points.    
 
Created  five  major  
pieces  of  work  for  
a  theatre  outside  
of  the  university,  
such  as:    wrote  an  
original  play,  or  
adaptation;  
designed  a  play  
(set,  lights,  
costumes,  or  
sound);  acted  in  a  
play;  directed  in  a  
play.      AND,  
 
Published  a  book,  
book  chapter,  or  a  
peer-­‐reviewed  
publication.  AND,  
 
One  major  
presentation  at  an  
outside  
organization  or  
conference  related  
to  Theatre  Arts.  
 
Submit  three  
letters  of  
commendation  
from  outside  the  
department.  
 

Meet  all  
requirements  per  
faculty  guidelines.  
 
Not  to  exceed  six  
years.    May  apply  
early  if  indicated  
by  initial  letter  of  
appointment.  
 
Earn  three  
Outstanding  
ratings  in  
Teaching.  
 
Earn  three  
Commmendable  
ratings,  or  better,  
in  Scholarship  and  
Service.  
 
Created  three  
major  pieces  of  
work  for  a  theatre  
outside  of  the  
university,  such  as:    
wrote  an  original  
play,  or  adaptation;  
designed  a  play  
(set,  lights,  
costumes,  or  
sound);  acted  in  a  
play;  directed  in  a  
play.  
 
Evaluated  by  one  
outside  tenured  
professor  from  the  
campus.  
 
Submit  two  letters  
of  commendation  
with  one  being  
from  outside  the  
department.