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4. FACULTY

4.1. Basic and clinical full-time faculty

  • The candidate institution shall secure an appropriate number of competent full-time faculty to ensure provision of a thorough veterinary education, and shall provide necessary support for smooth performance of educational and research activities

4.1.1. The candidate institution maintains valid and fair proceedings for assessment of appointment, promotion, and tenure of faculty.

  • [DESCRIPTION GUIDLINES:]
  • The candidate institution shall describe its conditions for applicants to become full-time faculty, and shall disclose the relevant criteria and proceedings for appointment. The candidate institution shall also describe its tenure guarantee for full-time faculty if eligible, and its criteria for promotion and the current status thereof.
  • [REFERENCE DATA:]
  • - SUBMITTED DOCUMENTATION:
    4-1. Documents disclosing qualifications for applicants to full-time faculty positions, appointment criteria and proceedings, and tenure and promotion criteria
  • 4.1.2. The candidate institution has an appropriate number of full-time faculties.
    • [DESCRIPTION GUIDLINES:]
    • The candidate institution shall disclose the number of full-time faculties it currently maintains in each area of specialty, and shall arrange them by gender, age, job title, university origin where educated and terminal degree attained. The candidate institution shall also describe the current status of hiring of full-time faculty for the last three years.
    • [REFERENCE DATA:]
    • - ADDENDA
      4-1. Current status of full-time faculty (chart)

    4.2. Education, research, and community service activities of faculty

    • The candidate institution must strive to provide administrative and financial supports so that faculty can effectively undertake educational, research, and community service activities.

    4.2.1 The educational activities of faculty are appropriate.

    • [DESCRIPTION GUIDLINES:]
    • The candidate institution shall describe the number of lecture hours per week per full-time faculty member, as well as the number of hours of basic veterinary science classes, and hours of pre-clinical and clinical class lectures per full-time faculty member (clinical training hours shall be based on the number of hours put into actual treatment activities rather than the number of hours on the time schedule). For integrated subjects where more than one faculty member is involved, only the actual number of hours spent in lectures and/or clinical training shall be submitted. Finally, student guidance, thesis guidance, and field guidance shall be specified in terms of the actual hours put in.
    • [REFERENCE DATA:]
    • - ADDENDA
      4-2. Results of lectures supervised by full-time and adjunct faculty members (chart)
    • - SUBMITTED DOCUMENTATION:
      4-2. Clinical care schedule of the veterinary medical teaching hospital.
      - Timetable for the curriculum for the entire class levels of veterinary students and lecture plans
      (using data from the foregoing 2.2 "Curriculum Area"-Addenda: 2-4, 2-6, 2-8, 2-10, 2-12, 2-14, 2-19, 2-20)
      - Data for advice and counseling on thesis, field practicum, and other student guidance
  • 4.2.2. The domestic and international research achievements (original articles, books, academic conference, research fund, patents, and technology transfers etc.,) of full-time faculty are appropriate.
    • [DESCRIPTION GUIDLINES:]
    • The candidate institution shall describe the average number of papers published domestically and internationally and the average number of research fellowships per faculty member for the last three years (provided that the average number of points per faculty member shall be the number of points per research result divided by the number of authors (N))
      Ratings for domestically published research shall be as follows:
      1. Paper published in an accredited domestic journal (as accredited by the National Research Foundation of Korea) --- 1 point
      2. Registration of a domestic patent (invention) --- 1 point
      3. Domestically specialized scholarly journal --- 1.5 points
      4. Translation (book only) --- 0.5 points
      5. Receipt of research fellowship ---1 point for every 20 million wons (Korean currency) Ratings for internationally published research journal shall be as follows.
      1. Publication of a paper in an international scholarly journal (as registered at SCI, SCIE, SCOPUS, Medline, PMC etc.) --- 3 points
      2. Registration of an international patent (invention) --- 3 points
      3. International publication of a specialized scholarly book --- 4.5 points
      4. Paper announced at an international scholarly conference --- 0.3 points
    • [REFERENCE DATA:]
    • - ADDENDA
      4-3. List of domestic and foreign published papers, books, academic announcements, receipt of fellowships, patents, and technology transfers etc., and accompanying evidentiary data for the last three years (chart)
  • 4.2.3. The candidate institution operates research programs that reflect the latest issues in veterinary medicine as well as social demand, and it provides opportunities for students to learn during the process of pursuit of research.
    • [DESCRIPTION GUIDLINES:]
    • The candidate institution shall describe research projects currently underway, and shall describe papers or results attained from such projects. The candidate institution shall also describe the provision of learning opportunities to students from the content of the latest research (e.g. education on research results through lectures, and provision of opportunities to participate as research assistants).
    • [REFERENCE DATA:]
    • - SUBMITTED DOCUMENTATION:
      4-4. Research project papers and results
    • - ON-SITE CONFIRMATION:
      1. Interviews with students
  • 4.2.4. The candidate institution has an affiliated research institute and conducts academic activities.
    • [DESCRIPTION GUIDLINES:]
    • The candidate institution shall indicate whether it operates an affiliated research institute, and shall describe the current status of its operations (including full-time personnel) and the current status of research and scholarly activities by faculty therein for the last three years (including the number and amount of research fellowships).
    • [REFERENCE DATA:]
    • - ON-SITE CONFIRMATION:
      4-3. Academic conferences hosted at the affiliated research institute and the related details of expense support for the last three years
      4-4. Details of research fellowships supported at the affiliated research institute for the last three years
      4-3. Academic conferences hosted at the affiliated research institute and the related details of expense support for the last three years
      4-4. Details of research fellowships supported at the affiliated research institute for the last three years
    • - SUBMITTED DOCUMENTATION:
      4-5. Details on operations for the affiliated research institute for the last three years (data from meetings and budgeting/settlement related data)
      4-6. Evidentiary data for payment of research fellowships at the affiliated research institute for the last three years

    4.3. Faculty development and support

    • The candidate institution must provide opportunities for participation in miscellaneous training and continuing education for the development of faculty education, research, and clinical activity capabilities. The candidate institution must also maintain reasonable faculty performance evaluation systems, and apply them in motivating and compensating faculty to promote the excellence of the candidate institution.

    4.3.1. The candidate institution has prepared opportunities for continuing education regarding veterinary education to faculty, and faculty participation is at appropriate levels.

    • DESCRIPTION GUIDLINES:
    • Out of the professional veterinary and general educational sessions that was self-imposed by the candidate institution for the last three years, the candidate institution shall denote the veterinary related programs, and shall describe the intentions and objectives of plans, the location of training, the time, the participants, and other important details.
    • REFERENCE DATA:
    • - SUBMITTED DOCUMENTATION:
      4-7. Data from seminars and workshops related to veterinary education for the last three years (booklets, list of program, participants, etc.)
  • 4.3.2. The candidate institution provides financial support to faculty for overseas training and domestic and foreign academic conferences.
    • [DESCRIPTION GUIDLINES:]
    • The candidate institution shall indicate whether it maintains a financial support system for encouragement of faculty participation in pursuing overseas study and domestic and foreign academic conferences (including registration fees, airfare, room & board, essential activity fees, etc.), and if so, shall record the results of such support for the last three years. If the candidate institution runs a sabbatical year (for research) system it shall describe the details and results thereof.
    • [REFERENCE DATA:]
    • - ADDENDA
      4-5. Table of financial support details for long-term and short-term overseas training for the last three years (Table format provided by ABOVE-K)
      4-6. Regulations on financial support systems for encouragement of faculty participation in short term academic conferences
    • - SUBMITTED DOCUMENTATION:
      4-8. Financial support results data for long-term and short-term overseas study/training for the last three years
  • 4.3.3. Evaluation of faculty performance is assessed based on three categories: education; research; and community service. Its assessment is conducted by strict evaluation criteria.
    • [DESCRIPTION GUIDLINES:]
    • The candidate institution shall present the faculty performance evaluation format (education, research, community service) for the previous year, and shall describe the details of evaluation, the criteria, and the results, as well as the application thereof. The candidate institution shall also describe the methods it uses to evaluate qualitative excellence in educational activities, and its methods of commending and encouraging faculty with outstanding educational activities.
    • [REFERENCE DATA:]
    • - ADDENDA
      4-7. Faculty performance evaluation system and current status (evaluation criteria, and actual evaluation data, etc.)
  • 4.3.4. There are a sufficient number of research and teaching assistants to support faculty.
    • [DESCRIPTION GUIDLINES:]
    • The candidate institution shall disclose the list of personnel assisting education and research by office and relevant field, and shall disclose the ratio of education and research support provided in accordance with personnel affiliation, as well as the number of support employees for each faculty employee.
    • [REFERENCE DATA:]
    • - ADDENDA:
      4-8. Current status of personnel supporting faculty research and education

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