Texas Tech University

Faculty Evaluation

Promotion and Tenure

Scholarship :: Research Activity

Evidence of research activity includes:

  • Written publications, non-print presentations at professional meetings, funded grant applications, and reports.  Textbooks and innovative instructional materials having significant value beyond this campus may be considered contributions to research activity based on relevance to research activities and faculty appoinment. 
  • A record of having achieved peer-reviewed publications , including books, book chapters, refereed journals,  law reviews, case studies,  and the like, is an essential consideration in promotion and tenure decisions.
  • Refereed presentations at professional meetings are an important component in the tenure consideration; however, they cannot substitute for scholarly publications.
  • All funded or formally approved research projects should be identified. Research supported by external funding sources shall be given greater consideration than research funded by the University.
  • Additional research-related activity may include authoring books or book chapters and submitting proposals.  Patents, memberships in professional or academic organizations, and other forms of scholarship will also be considered.
  • Quality of research activity is evaluated based on relevance to the faculty member's academic discipline as well as the college and department missions.