All faculty in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are evaluated annually, on a calendar-year basis. It is the responsibility of the department chair to provide annual evaluations. Departments should have guidelines by which they can evaluate a faculty member’s interdisciplinary contributions to teaching, research, and service/leadership.
Reflective of the principles of shared governance in CLAS, all faculty evaluations should include the input of peers, as advisory to the chair’s assessment.
5.1.1 Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
Tenure-track and tenured faculty in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) are evaluated in the general areas of instructional contributions, research and creative activity, and professional service and engagement. Where applicable, annual evaluations should also report and acknowledge faculty work that supports the university’s guiding commitment to promoting equity and inclusion (including contributions to the Department, College, University, Profession, and local, national, and global communities). Individual departments may weigh these differently, either as a department or in addressing individual workloads. For faculty below the rank of Professor, the annual evaluation should include a statement regarding progress towards reappointment or promotion. Faculty are evaluated on a calendar-year basis
5.1.2 Non-tenure Track Faculty
Non-tenure track faculty are reviewed against criteria aligned with the duties and responsibilities described in the contract letter and/or job description. In general, departments should design criteria commensurate with performance expectations typically demanded of other faculty of the department with similar responsibilities. Where applicable, annual evaluations should also report and acknowledge work by faculty that has promoted the university’s guiding commitment to equity and inclusion, Faculty are evaluated on a calendar year basis.
5.1.3 Part-time Faculty
Each department is responsible for determining an appropriate procedure for evaluating part-time faculty. At the very least, the process should include the following:
- A copy of the instructor’s course evaluations;
- A copy of a peer review report (part-time faculty in the first two semesters of appointment should receive a peer review each semester; after the initial year, a peer review should be scheduled once a year).
- A report from the chair, outlining strengths and weaknesses.
Evaluations are provided to part-time faculty within one month of the semester’s end.