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3.7.2

Faculty evaluation
The institution regularly evaluates the effectiveness of each faculty member in accord with published criteria, regardless of contractual or tenured status.

Off-site Preliminary Judgment
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Narrative
Summary

Sample evaluation forms are provided. A policy for the evaluation of part time and adjunct faculty is discussed.

The College, in it’s initial response, did not include sample evaluation forms for full-time faculty. Sample forms are included in this response (See Faculty Evaluation Forms below). Part-time faculty members are appointed for “one semester and, given need and satisfactory performance, may be renewed”. The assessment of “satisfactory performance” is made by the faculty member’s department chair or curricular program director and is based primarily upon student evaluations. Conducted each semester, these evaluations ask students to rate a faculty member across five areas of teaching: instructional delivery, course management, course design, content expertise, and learning outcomes.

Adjunct (unremunerated) faculty appointments are rare and typically involve research as opposed to teaching. When such appointments are for teaching, the evaluation process is the same for adjuncts as it is for part-timers.

In order to clarify the College’s policy, the following sentence has been developed for inclusion in the Faculty Handbook statement regarding part-time faculty appointments:
“The assessment of ‘satisfactory performance’ is made at the end of the semester of appointment by the faculty member’s department chair or curricular program director and is based primarily upon student evaluations (See Student Evaluation of Course and Instructor form).”

The clarifying addition developed for inclusion in the Faculty Handbook statement regarding adjunct faculty appointments is as follows: “When an adjunct faculty appointment is for teaching, the evaluation process is the same as it is for part-time faculty.”  (See memo to Department Chairs on the evaluation of part time and adjunct faculty from the VP for Academic Affairs.)

 
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