Academic Faculty Performance Evaluations

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Annual Plan and Self-Evaluation

Approved by the Faculty Senate May 2023

The Annual Performance Evaluation is intended to give the faculty member and others reviewing the faculty member’s performance a context for understanding the range and robustness of their professional activities in three areas of performance review: teaching effectiveness, professional development, and service to college and community.

The process begins with the completion of the Annual Plan. Employees should submit their proposed Annual Plan to their supervisor using the Annual Plan/Self-Evaluation form no later than 30 working days from the first day of instruction in the Fall Semester. The Annual Plan sets measurable criteria by which the faculty member notifies their supervisor and the administration of their professional intent. There will be general agreement between the faculty member, supervisor, and the Dean or designee concerning the criteria selected within the annual plan, but no approval is necessary for the proposed Annual Plan. Revisions to the Annual Plan can be made up to March 31 with dean approval.

The Self Evaluation will be completed on the same form as the Annual Plan and turned in to the supervisor in April, per the timeline published on the website for the academic year. When completing the Self Evaluation, faculty should add the appropriate activity multipliers and briefly address each activity completed: specifically, what you did, and if appropriate, what came from it or how it benefited the College. The Faculty member proposes the final rating on the form.

Note: Faculty on Sabbatical will be evaluated based on the fulfillment of duties described in their approved sabbatical request, as agreed upon with their supervisor. 

Evaluation Timeline

Note: There are three types of Academic Faculty members (Instructional, Librarian, and Counselor). Each has their own version of the Annual Plan/Self Evaluation.

Date Activity
During March
  • Faculty members complete their self-evaluation using the appropriate Annual Plan/Self-Evaluation form.
  • Specific examples of how each of the criteria have been met for Satisfactory and Commendable/Excellent must be included for each category.
By April 1
  • Faculty members email their completed self-evaluation to their supervisor using the appropriate Annual Plan/Self-Evaluation form. 
During April
  • The supervisor completes the appropriate type of Annual Performance Evaluation form. 
  • The supervisor will contact the faculty member with any questions about their self-evaluation.
  • The supervisor will add comments and designate an overall rating.
  • Where a program Director is the supervisor, the Director will send the completed form to the division Dean for the inclusion of their comments and signature.
  • The Dean will sign the evaluation form and obtain the faculty member’s signature.

Note: It is recommended, but not required, that the faculty member and their supervisor meet at some point during April.

By May 1
  • Dean sends signed Evaluation forms to the VPAA's Office for signature.
By May 10
  • The VPAA’s Office will scan all completed and signed Annual Performance Evaluation forms, send the scans to division offices for distribution, and send the original hard copies to HR.