Criteria for Promotion to Associate Professor
Promotion in the University System of Georgia is based upon performance in the four areas outlined below. Quotations from the Faculty Handbook (revised Autumn 1995) pertinent to each area are given with page numbers, along with excerpts from departmental standards adopted on 7 February 2001. You are urged to consult the Handbook for further information and definitions of key terms.
"According to Regents' Policies," states the Handbook, "noteworthy achievement should be expected in at least two areas. For employment or promotion to Associate Professor or Professor, one must have demonstrated some achievement in all four areas." The Handbook goes on to say: "Personnel holding faculty rank should be aware that 'some' achievement is a relative term and is judged in relation to the achievement of those placing themselves in consideration for promotion. Considerable, even noteworthy, achievement in teaching, service to the institution, and professional growth and development may thus be necessary to be successful in being approved for promotion" (13).