These criteria are an elaboration of the criteria regarding scholarship and service found in clauses 11.19 and 12.12 of the Collective Agreement. Criteria for evaluating effectiveness and scholarly competence as a teacher may be elaborated at a later date following study of teaching evaluation forms and procedures used in other music schools.
These activities may include, but are not limited to:
The committee will also consider the candidate's scholarship as evidenced by his/her depth and breadth of knowledge and general contribution to the research life and creative milieu of the university.
In evaluating the activities listed above, the committee will consider both the quantity and the quality of the candidate's work. The collective agreement states that the "quality and originality of a reasonable sampling of both published and unpublished work shall be considered" (11.19 and 12.12). Accordingly, the committee shall review and assess carefully the samples of the candidate's work submitted in the promotion or tenure file. In assessing the quality of a candidate's work, the committee will also consider secondary evidence such as, but not limited to:
Secondary evidence will normally support the committee's evaluation, but will not substitute for the committee's own judgement of the quality of the candidate's submitted work. For promotion to full professor, in accordance with Clauses 12.08 to 12.11 of the Collective Agreement, the file shall include letters of reference from competent and recognized scholars in the relevant discipline external to the University.
A candidate may be active in only one or in more than one of areas I, II, and III above. The same standards of quality shall normally apply regardless of whether the work is in the candidate's primary area of expertise or in a secondary field.
The candidate may also present evidence of professional development and growth through such activities as attendance at conferences and concerts (national and international); attendance at or participation in masterclasses and workshops; and completion of a doctorate or other advanced course of study. These activities by themselves will not be sufficient for promotion or tenure, but may support other evidence of the quality of the candidate's scholarly, creative, or professional work. However, performances, research, or other scholarly or creative work accomplished by the candidate in the course of doctoral study or other professional development activity will be evaluated in the same manner as other scholarly or creative work of the same type, quantity and quality. The committee shall take care to distinguish between work completed before the date of appointment or last promotion and that accomplished after that date. For example, in the absence of other substantial scholarly accomplishment, completion of a doctorate that was near completion at the time of appointment will not by itself constitute an adequate record of scholarly and creative work for the granting of tenure.
Activities such as the presentation of masterclasses and school workshops will normally be considered under the categories of teaching or academic and community service. However, a candidate with a strong research record in pedagogy may cite these activities as secondary evidence of scholarship if they are an important means of disseminating the candidate's original work.
A candidate may cite invitations to perform duties such as adjudication at music festivals, examining for conservatories, consulting work, and masterclasses and workshops for school-age students, as evidence of the respect of the musical community for the candidate's professional competence. However, the committee will evaluate the level and quality of these items with care, and will not automatically interpret such activities as evidence of professional quality. These activities shall not serve as substitutes for research or scholarly, creative, or professional work as listed under I, II, and III above.
Service includes, but is not limited to:
I) Participating in University and School of Music committees;
II) Service in professional organizations and associations, for example, through holding office on executive boards and committees;
III) General administrative duties;
IV) Community service, where the individual has made a contribution by virtue of special academic competence. Community service includes, but is not limited to: