IX. Evaluation of Faculty Members with Teaching-Track Appointments

Note: Please review Section II. General Principles before reading the following procedures.

A. General Policy

1. Objectives of the Teaching-Track Evaluation Process. The process to evaluate a faculty member holding a Teaching-Track Appointment is designed to be candid, constructive, and based on supporting evidence that provides clear indication of the faculty member’s performance in relation to the standards set forth in Section V. of this Statement and the criteria established by the individual Departments.

2. Faculty Annual Activity Report (The FAAR). Each faculty member with a Teaching- Track Appointment will complete the Faculty Annual Activity Report (The FAAR), which requires that the faculty member itemize and describe all activities from the past academic year in teaching and teaching-related activity; and service to the College, profession, and community (the standards set forth in Section V.) The faculty member will Deliver a completed FAAR to the faculty member’s Department Chair not later than May 31 of each academic year.

B. Assistant Professor of Instruction. The Assistant Professor of Instruction is evaluated by the Department Chair and School Dean during the second year that the faculty member holds such an appointment and yearly thereafter. Evaluation is based on the faculty member’s FAARs, student course evaluations, and course materials. The Chair may request and/or review other related materials, such as:

The Department Chair will then complete a written evaluation which is due not later than the second Monday in November. The Assistant Professor of Instruction may respond to the Department Chair’s evaluation not later than the third Monday in November.

The Dean will then review the FAARs, student course evaluations, course materials, the Chair’s evaluation and any Assistant Professor of Instruction’s response, and will complete a written evaluation. The Dean’s evaluation is due to faculty member with a copy to the Department Chair, the Provost, and the Office of Academic Personnel not later than the third Tuesday in January.

C. Associate Professor of Instruction and Professor of Instruction. The Associate Professor of Instruction is evaluated by the Department Chair and School Dean every third year from the commencement of the faculty member’s appointment to that rank. The evaluation is based on the faculty member’s FAARs, student course evaluations, and course materials. The Chair may request and/or review other related materials, such as:

The Chair will then complete a written evaluation which is due not later than the second Monday in November. The Associate Professor of Instruction may respond to the Department Chair’s evaluation not later than the third Monday in November.

The Dean will complete a written evaluation based on a review of the FAARs, student course evaluations, course materials, the Chair’s evaluation and the Associate Professor of Instruction’s response, if any. The Dean’s evaluation is due to faculty member with a copy to the Department Chair, the Provost, and the Office of Academic Personnel not later than the third Tuesday in January.