The annual faculty review process is governed under Chapter 3 of the University Handbook for Appointed Personnel. For requirements, policies, and procedures, see descriptions under UHAP policy and Human Resources.
Each faculty member's performance will be evaluated in writing on a scheduled basis at least once every 12 months. The annual performance review will evaluate the faculty member's performance in his or her department or unit consistent with that unit's responsibilities, University and ABOR policies. Every annual review of teaching will consist of peer and student input, including student evaluations of faculty classroom performance in all classes, and other expressions of teaching performance.
Faculty members of the University are evaluated with respect to all personnel matters on the basis of excellence in performance. Annual performance reviews are intended:
- To involve faculty members in the design and evaluation of objectives and goals of their academic programs and in the identification of the performance expectations central to their own personal and professional growth;
- To assess actual performance and accomplishments in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service through the use of peer review;
- To promote the effectiveness of faculty members through an articulation of the types of contributions they might make that enhance the University;
- To provide a written record of faculty performance to support personnel decisions;
- To recognize and maximize the special talents, capabilities, and achievements of faculty members;
- To correct unsatisfactory ratings in one or more areas of responsibility through specific improvement plans designed to correct the deficiencies in a timely manner;
- For tenured faculty members, to fulfill ABOR-PM 6-201(H) post-tenure review; and
- For nontenure-eligible faculty members with multiple-year appointments (such as assistant, associate, or full clinical or research professors, or assistant, associate, or full professors of practice) to fulfill ABOR-PM 6-201(D)(4) and (D)(5) review for renewal.