In the VCU School of Education Guidelines for Promotion & Tenure, §2.3(b), Criteria for Teaching, when seeking promotion to Associate Professor, the criteria for “Excellent” teaching are as follows:
This section “On Teaching” is, therefore, organized by those criteria. First, I will address the significant and sustained efforts I have made to improve the quality of my teaching and to continue to keep the content and pedagogy of the courses current and reflective of research-based information. Second, I will discuss evidence of teaching excellence. Third, I will write about advisement, specifically dissertation advisement. Finally, I will address the initiative and leadership I have shown in the improvement of programs. Altogether, I think you will see evidence of excellence in teaching.