Each academic department/program prepares scholarship guidelines stating how the College standards apply in its particular discipline. Such guidelines shall identify the recognized forms of scholarship in the field and shall explain the relative importance of different forms of scholarship for an assessment of a faculty member's scholarship.
Departments/Programs review their guidelines at least once every three years to ensure that they are up-to-date with regard to forms of scholarship and types of publication venues. A candidate being reviewed for tenure and/or promotion may elect to have his/her scholarship evaluated under any set of criteria advanced by the department during his/her probationary period.