Faculty Evaluation

Overview

Article 9 of the District/AFT 2121 Collective Bargaining Agreement details requirements and regulations regarding faculty evaluation. This page is designed to give basic guidance regarding faculty evaluation. If differences exist between the information contained in this page and the collective bargaining agreement, the collective bargaining agreement will govern.

The Guide to Faculty Evaluation and Tenure Review has information for faculty under evaluation and evaluation committees.

Deadlines for Fall 2014

Date Item
   
August 13
Department chairs confirm list of faculty to be reviewed
August 22
Faculty under review indicate type of evaluation
September 5
Department chairs determine evaluation teams and inform faculty
September 12
Evaluators are notified
Sep 22 - Oct 24  
First round of direct observations
Sep 22 - Oct 24         
Student evaluations
October 17
Faculty under self-evaluation submit self-evaluation report to committee
Oct 20 - Nov 14
Second round of direct observations. These must be done if a negative evaluation is anticipated.
Nov 17 - 26
Evaluation committee develops improvement plan if anticipating an overall rating of Satisfactory but Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory
December 5
Evaluation completed, signed by evaluatee and evaluators, and submitted to the Office of Instruction
   
   

Documents

Choice of Evaluation form

Peer/Peer-Management Evaluation form

Self Evaluation form

Spring 2011 student evaluation summary statistics: Credit | Noncredit | ESL | Library
Fall 2011 student evaluation summary statistics: Credit | Noncredit | ESL | Library
Spring 2012 student evaluation summary statistics: Credit | Noncredit | ESL | Library
Fall 2012 student evaluation summary statistics: Credit | Noncredit | ESL | Library
Spring 2013 student evaluation summary statistics: Credit | Noncredit | ESL Cr | ESL Noncr | DSPS Noncr
Fall 2013 student evaluation summary statistics: Credit | Noncredit | ESL Cr | ESL Noncr | Library | DSPS Noncr
Spring 2014 student evaluation summary statistics: Credit | Noncredit | ESL Cr | ESL Noncr | DSPS Noncr

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I choose self evaluation?


Regular full-time faculty can choose self evaluation once every six years (9.C.4.1.6). Part-time instructors can choose self evaluation only after two satisfactory evaluations without a break in service, and then only once every 12 semesters (9.E.1.1)

I chose self evaluation -- why do I still have evaluators assigned?

Two reasons:

  1. The evaluators will conduct the student evaluations, as applicable.
  2. Your self evaluation requires peer review.

I'm a new department chair -- what are some key points for me to know?

Early in the term you'll get a form from us that shows which of your faculty we think is subject to evaluation this term. Verify this list against your own records and return to us.

Later in the term you'll get another form where you'll get to identify the evaluation teams for those faculty under evaluation this term. When completing this form, keep the following in mind:

  • Ensure that evaluators are able to conduct direct observations and administer student evaluations within the boundaries of their own schedule
  • Tenured, and tenure-track faculty in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year are obligated, if needed, to serve as evaluators two times each year. (9.C.4.2.1)
  • Normally, no faculty member may serve as an evaluator for a faculty member and also be evaluated by that same faculty member in the same semester. (9.C.4.2.2.1)
  • Do not inform evaluation teams until the disqualification period for evaluators has passed. (9.C.4.2.2)

Finally, please be mindful of the evaluation calendar, and encourage faculty in your department to complete the aspects of the evaluation process in a timely manner.

What are the rules about disqualifying evaluation team members?

Evaluatees have the right, within three days of being notified of their evaluation team, of making three disqualifications from those originally selected. Send disqualifications in writing to Tom Boegel, Mailbox C308. (9.C.4.2.2)

What's the difference between peer and peer/management evaluation?

If you choose peer/management evaluation, you are requesting a management employee or designee to be on your evaluation team. (9.C.4.3)