Abstract: The evolving landscape of higher education has forced many institutions to reorganize, remove administrative layers, and subsequently, reexamine criteria and processes. In particular, efforts to consolidate and combine departments has prompted a need to explore options for a systematic and objective framework for evaluating performance. This paper explores the process of restructuring promotion and tenure documents to accommodate a variety of programs with varying accreditation requirements brought together due to institutional restructuring. The authors utilized a modified version of the Input Process Output (IPO) logical model to facilitate the creation of a mixed method (narrative and point-based) promotion and tenure (P&T) document that satisfied requirements for ABET, AACSB and non-accredited programs. The outcome produced a guide that is adaptable, minimizes subjectivity, and is easy to interpret for those within and outside the department. This paper extends the current literature by offering a review of current P&T practices by four-year institutions and presenting a modified version of the IPO model designed to facilitate the process of crafting a new P&T document. Suggestions for use by other departments and institutions as well as direction for future research are also presented.
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Recommended Citation: Schwieger, D., Dickson, K., Johnston, N., McMillan, H., Stovall, S., (2021). Development of a Flexible Point-based Promotion and Tenure Document in the Age of Societal Uncertainty. Information Systems Education Journal19(2) pp 52-85. http://ISEDJ.org/2021-2/ ISSN : ISSN: 1545-679X. A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIGCON 2020