Inside Higher Ed
July 20th, 2015
Purdue University, like most colleges and universities, evaluates
faculty members up for tenure on their accomplishments in research,
teaching and service. And as is the case at most research universities,
research has tended to be prominent.
But university administrators told the Purdue board last week of
plans to make significant changes in those criteria. On top of them all
in the policy -- coming first in the policy to signal overarching
importance -- will be an expectation that faculty members are active
mentors to undergraduates, especially to at-risk students. And teaching
evaluations will feature two new measures: commitment to involving
undergraduates in research and to pedagogical innovation.