Reviewers may be individuals who know the candidate through professional interactions.
External reviewers may not be members of the UNCSA faculty or a current UNCSA employee
or student, and should be selected so as to minimize the possibility of conflicts
of interest; actual, potential, or apparent. Outside reviewers should not be selected
from among those with whom the candidate has had familial or close personal relationships.
Former UNCSA employees may be considered, so long as there is no familial or close
personal relationship between the individual and the faculty member.
The biographical information should be sufficient to provide an overview of the individual
and why you believe they would be a good external reviewer. Information can be drawn
from public sources such as websites, LinkedIn, etc. Recommendations should be accompanied
by brief statements supporting the choices and stating any current or previous relationship.
The statements should include brief bios of the proposed reviewers including their
professional/artistic credentials, most recent professional accomplishments, and a
summary of their creative activities and scholarly work. If a member of the faculty
needs assistance with this process they can contact their Dean or a Faculty Rank Committee representative.
Yes, the external reviews will be an open component of your case. The external reviewer
will be aware that this is an open process at the time that he/she writes your review.
Faculty Affairs will send your external reviews to you at the conclusion of the rank
External reviewers can be asked to evaluate any component of the faculty member’s
professional activities, under the categories of service, teaching, and creative activity/research.
An external reviewer must evaluate at least one of those categories, but may evaluate
additional categories depending on their background.
No. Given UNCSA’s mission, external reviewers could be employed by any number of agencies
in a variety of sectors. Reviewers should be highly regarded and recognized professionals
in the candidate's field and able to evaluate the quality, productivity, and significance
of his/her professional activity.