Teaching refers to classroom teaching of professional and graduate students as well
as their instruction in non-classroom situations such as laboratory courses, research
laboratories, clinical settings, tutorials, and recitations. Teaching may also include
advising and supervising undergraduate, professional and graduate students, as well
as postdoctoral fellows in research projects. Continuing education lectures are considered
a teaching activity. Teaching contributions may include publications concerning instructional
techniques or curriculum development, and the development of teaching materials or
new instructional methods and devices.
Teaching accomplishments, while sometimes difficult to evaluate, must be given a high
priority. Important measures of good teaching are influence exerted on students (professional
and graduate) and mastery of the field. Similarly, multidisciplinary teaching activities
are important given the philosophy and mission of the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy. Since
many classes are team taught at the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy, a well-rounded and
broad background is essential. A faculty member must be willing and able to draw on
a variety of disciplines and provide examples of importance and relevance to the practice
and instruction of professional pharmacy and graduate students within their area of
expertise. Faculty members are encouraged to demonstrate innovative teaching methods
and are expected to incorporate current issues into their courses. Teaching should
be documented with respect to quality, quantity, impact, and outcomes of the Pharm.D.
and M.S./Ph.D. candidates as well as other students.
A faculty member's teaching excellence is reflected by Pharm.D., M.S., Ph.D. and
other students' achievements in the classroom, laboratory, annual assessment exercises,
and other areas. Documented improvements in the learning environment and curriculum
supports a faculty member's record of teaching. Achievement of teaching excellence
demands that the faculty member has earned a reputation as an excellent teacher from
his students as well as his peers.
Documentation of accomplishments may include, but is not limited to, some combination
of sources listed below. In joint endeavors, the evidence should specify the extent
of each person's contributions.
a. Professional and graduate courses, including continuing education,
taught by the faculty member for the years preceding the application for promotion,
with numbers of contact hours involved.
b. Scope of teaching activities, such as the size and level of teaching
load, and any exceptional responsibilities undertaken.
c. Peer evaluations by colleagues/supervisors who are familiar with the
faculty member's teaching, have team taught with the faculty member or have taught
the faculty member's students in subsequent courses.
d. Evaluation by student questionnaires designed to reflect teaching effectiveness
e. Development of innovative courses, preparation of innovative teaching
materials or instructional techniques.
f. Creative contributions to an instructional program, including development
or significant revision of curriculum or course of study.
g. Leadership within the faculty for curriculum development.
h. Successful direction of individual Pharm.D. or M.S./Ph.D. candidates
in such areas as independent studies, special student projects, and formal or informal
i. Academic advisement including professional and graduate students.
2. Impact or Significance
a. Scholarly publications concerning teaching (textbooks, software, published
lecture notes or articles).
b. Evidence of innovation in teaching methods, course content, other learning
experiences, curriculum development or revision, or contributions to educational theory.
c. Evidence that contributions to teaching are being adopted or are affecting
teaching programs at other institutions.
d. Evidence of impact on the professional careers of former students and
colleagues and junior faculty.
a. Recognition by peers for teaching contributions at the level of the
Department and SOP
b. Publication and adoption of textbooks, review articles or case studies.
c. Awards received in recognition of outstanding teaching.
d. Invitations from other institutions and departments within TTUHSC/TTU,
to participate in their teaching programs or to mentor/evaluate faculty in their teaching
e. Honorary lectureships/visiting professorships at other institutions
and/or guest lectureships at national and regional meetings.
f. Awards/honors earned by Pharm.D. and M.S./Ph.D. candidates directly
g. Reviewer for teaching columns, chapters, books or software.
h. Invitations to serve as consultant in educational programs and methods.
i. Grants to support instructional activities.
j. Membership on special bodies concerned with teaching such as accreditation
teams and special commissions.
k. Election to offices, committee activities and other important service
to professional associations and learned societies including editorial work and peer
reviewing as related to teaching.
B. Research and Scholarly Activity
Research is defined to include systematic collection and analysis of information
for the generation of new knowledge, including investigative work as well as other
peer reviewed contributions to the scientific and professional literature. Included
under research are studies that involve laboratory, field, clinic, library and other
sources of information. Tenured and tenure-track faculty within the Department of
Pharmaceutical Sciences are required to conduct and publish original research, to
obtain independent, peer-reviewed, extramural research funding and are encouraged
to engage in other scholarly activity such as authoring patents, book chapters, books,
and review articles. Written work that is not peer reviewed may support a faculty
member's dossier, but by itself is insufficient evidence of proficiency in scholarly
Proficiency (competence) and accomplishment in research are primarily documented by
the presentation of publications based on original research and funded extramural
grant applications. For demonstration of excellence in research, evidence must be
submitted which not only illustrates independence and leadership in performance of
research but also documents the impact or significance of the research and the recognition
which the individual has achieved.
Evidence of original research or other creative scholarly activities includes, but
is not limited to, the sources listed below. In joint endeavors, the evidence should
specify the extent of each person's contribution.
a. Listing of scholarly research publications, i.e., journal articles,
patents, books, reports and monographs. The candidate should appear as primary or
corresponding author in a reasonable number of refereed publications.
b. Listing of presentations of original research at regional, national
or international conferences: poster, oral presentations, section leader etc.
c. Development of, or obtaining patents for, processes or instruments
useful in solving important problems.
d. Scholarly reviews of publications by the faculty member.
e. Number of professional students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows,
and visiting professors advised and publications emanating from their work.
f. Number of graduate committee memberships, by department and institution.
g. List of grant applications to various sources including NIH, university,
foundations, company, and state agencies.
2. Impact or Significance
a. Workshop leader in an area of scientific and/or professional expertise.
b. Scholarly reputation of the journals in which publications appear,
including the reputation of publishers of book and monographs.
c. Independent judgment of recognized experts concerning the quality of
d. Published evaluation of the research (as in book reviews, patents,
responses in print).
e. Evidence that research has stimulated the work of other researchers
or provided new breakthroughs in the field.
f. Evidence that research is making a contribution to other researchers
by citation of research in other publications.
g. External evaluations or reviews of grant applications
a. Consultant for governmental agencies, industry, professional groups,
or serving as an expert witness.
b. Awards received in recognition of outstanding research.
c. Election or appointment to officership of national and international
scientific organizations in recognition of outstanding research accomplishments.
d. Election to offices, committee activities, and important service to
professional associations and learned societies, including editorial work and peer
reviewing as related to research and other creative scholarly activities.
e. Appointments to serve on scientific review or advisory committees which
are based on research accomplishments.
f. Appointments as research consultants to state, national, international
and company groups engaged in innovative or applied research.
g. Honorary degrees awarded.
h. Fellowship in national professional organizations.
i. Grants or contracts from company or private foundations to conduct
j. Competitive external grants and contracts to conduct research.
k. Competitive internal grants and contracts to conduct research.
The Standard (Academic):
Academic service is oriented to the needs of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
the School of Pharmacy, and TTUHSC. Academic service includes administrative roles
in the Department, School and University, and membership and leadership in committees
both within the University and outside..
Faculty members should document participation and contribution to academic service
e.g., committee assignments, contributions, leadership positions, attendance records,
student activities and observations of colleagues. Evidence of academic service effectiveness
may include, but is not limited to, the sources listed below. In joint endeavors,
the evidence should specify the extent of each person's contribution.
a. Description of service activities in the Department, School, or University.
This should include, for each activity,
i. the nature of the service,
ii. duration of service and the amount of time given,
iii. role played by faculty member within the organization,
iv. the accomplishments of service activity.
b. Other activities including mentorship programs for faculty, Pharm.D.
and Ph.D. candidates.
2. Impact or Significance.
a. Evidence that service activities contributed in a meaningful way to
the Department, School or University.
b. Evidence that activities have resulted in creation or development of
systems for improvement of the organization.
c. Evidence that contributions have had important effect on policies and
programs of the organization.
d. Evidence that new knowledge, methods or policies derived from the service
have diffused to other organizations or committees.
e. Scholarly publications concerning service.
a. Honors and awards received in recognition of outstanding service
b. Invitations from other institutions or organizations, including other
departments within TTUHSC, to help plan, organize and review similar activities.
c. Appointment to national committees related to service activities.
d. Grants and contracts received to provide service.
The Standard (Professional):
Faculty members of TTUHSC should also make important contributions in the form of
professional service. This may include service in professional organizations, grant
review committees, journals (reviewer or editorial board member), and other activities
targeted toward academic or scientific service,
Evidence of professional service contributions includes, but is not limited to, the
sources listed below. In joint endeavors, the evidence should specify the extent of
each person's contribution.
a. Description of service activities outside the Department, School and
University. This should include each organization or committee served, including;
i. the nature of service,
ii. duration of service and amount of time given,
iii. role played by faculty member and status within the organization
or committee served,
iv. the accomplishments of service activity.
2. Impact and Significance.
a. Quality of service performed as assessed by external peer evaluation.
b. Evidence that service activity has contributed in a meaningful way to
a professional organization.
c. Evidence that the contributions have had important effect on policies
and programs of the organization.
d. Evidence that service has had a positive effect on the local community,
state, or national level.
a. Honors and awards received in recognition of outstanding service contributions.
b. Appointment to national committees related to service activities.
Grants and contracts received to provide service.