Philosophy, Religion, and Humanities

Faculty Evaluation Process

The primary areas of faculty evaluation are student evaluation, instructional performance, and professional service (for full-time faculty) or administrative performance (for adjunct faculty). Evaluation in these areas is based minimally on review of required elements submitted by faculty and supervisors. The required elements for the evaluation process, including the portfolio, are discussed in detail on the Faculty Evaluation website. The following guidelines set forth our implementation of the evaluation process.

The evaluation process is organized into three-year cycles. Which evaluation components will be reviewed depends on where you are in the three-year cycle. If you were assigned an evaluation cycle (i.e., 2002, 2003, or 2004) for submitting your third-year portfolio, that academic year is your Third year evaluation. For instance, if you were assigned 2003, then 2002-2003 is the academic year in which your Third Year Evaluation will be conducted, and the current year (2001-2002) is a non-Third year evaluation for you.

Click on the following descriptions to find out what your evaluation will include in the current evaluation cycle. Note the items marked "faculty": these are the items for which you are responsible.

In addition to these elements, faculty in the Philosophy, Religion, and Humanities program will be observed in the classroom in the third-year evaluation.

Portfolio Elements

The required elements for portfolios depend on the level, again organized in a three-year cycle. Click on a portfolio level to see the required elements. Portfolios will be evaluated using the Portfolio Rating Form.

Note: In the PHIL/RELG/HUMA program, I am interpreting the college guidelines as follows:

Syllabi: Submit one syllabus representative of each course number you have taught (not each section/course) during the evaluation period. For instance, if you taught five sections of PHIL1301 during the entire evaluation period, you would nevertheless submit one PHIL1301 syllabus. Distance learning courses are assumed to be different enough from "traditional" courses that they are counted as distinct course numbers. For instance, if you taught one or more sections of HUMA1301 and one or more sections of HUMA1301PCM, then you should submit one syllabus for HUMA1301 and one syllabus for HUMA1301PCM.

Instructional materials: Instructions for instructional materials (exams, major assignments, handouts, etc.) are similar to those for syllabi. You should submit representative samples of your instructional materials for for each course number you taught during the evaluation period. Recall that the purpose of the portfolio is to assess teaching effectiveness. For this reason, your teaching materials should be representative of your courses and your teaching philosophy, and should therefore include a range of items such as exams, major assignments, or handouts. As above, distance learning courses will be treated as separate course numbers.


This page was last updated 01/12/2004 07:53:28 PM by mdaude.