Faculty Handbook

Faculty Review

Last updated: 3/3/2003


This policy was issued by the Office of the Provost on February 11, 1997 (to be  effective Fall semester 1997) and revised on March 3, 2003; it reflects advice by the Faculty Council and the University Committee on Faculty Affairs.

All units must have procedures for written evaluation of tenure system faculty at all ranks to support the annual merit process and to provide a basis for a clear statement of performance expectations and accomplishments. It is recognized that provisions and practices in units may vary; however, all evaluation procedures must incorporate, at the minimum, the principles included in this model policy for regular faculty review, and must be applied uniformly to all faculty in the unit.

I. Principles

While some variation may occur in the approach to reviews, the following principles as implemented by unit procedures are to be followed by unit administrators (i.e., Deans, Chairpersons and Directors) and faculty. In the case of faculty with joint appointments, a lead unit administrator shall be designated. The process should be clearly defined by the bylaws or established personnel policies and procedures of each academic unit.

II. Guidelines for Implementation
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