Guidelines for Academic Staff Promotion: Insights and Strategies

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Explore essential guidelines for academic staff promotion, from anti-plagiarism testing to collaborative publishing and enhancing visibility. Learn how reputable publishers and competent assessors play a vital role in career growth and academic integrity.


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Guidelines for Academic Staff Promotion: Insights and Strategies

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  1. CORE ISSUES IN THE GUIDELINES FOR PROMOTION OF ACADEMIC STAFF SIMON TEVER UBWA, PhD Professor of Food & Environmental Organic Chemistry & Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Benue State University Makurdi

  2. Introduction Purpose of the presentation Overview of guidelines for promotion of academic staff Background to A & PC recommendations and Council approval

  3. Anti-Plagiarism Testing Prerequisite for upholding academic integrity Responsibility of Sighting and Anti-plagiarism Committee Must be tested before the Committee s report reaches A & PC (publications shall be tested for Plagiarism at various levels of appraisal, sec. 10.2 xi)

  4. Competent Assessors Assessors must be experts in the relevant specialization Assessors must ensure accurate assessment of scholars Assessment must reflect demonstrable competence of assessee

  5. Enhancing Visibility Academic staff to register on Google Scholar for global visibility Benefits for staff and university include: -improved reputation, -increased opportunities for collaboration, -greater societal impact, and -international recognition

  6. Collaborative Publishing Especially for promotion to professorial ranks Benefits of collaborative research include: -culture of cooperation, -knowledge exchange, -innovation and -mentorship (sec. 10.1, xxi), SDG4

  7. Reputable Publishers Benefits of Publishing with Reputable Publishers: Elevates researcher s profile leading to career growth & doors for collaborations Enhances university s reputation, attracting more funding Increases global impact on research community and society at large

  8. Prima Facie Must be reported by only professors Reports must highlight strength and weakness of each publication Reports must express academic leadership and administrative experience

  9. Specialization-Based Publications Relevance and appropriateness for promotion evaluation Journals must reflect candidate s area of specialization

  10. International Journals Aspiring senior academics must publish in international journals Researchers to necessarily avoid predatory journals and publishers To reflect international scholarship, expertise, local recognition and engagement

  11. Roles of University Librarian To guide academics towards reputable publishing avenues To compile a list of reputable publishers and journals Spearhead indexing of University journals to enhance online visibility To spearhead the testing for antiplagiarism

  12. Conclusion Recap of key points in earlier slides Emphasize the importance of adhering to these promotion guidelines Buttress the importance and benefits of compliance with acceptable standards

  13. Thank you for listening Prof. Simon Terver Ubwa

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