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 2015
||Department chairs confirm list of faculty to be reviewed|
||Faculty under review indicate type of evaluation|
|September 4||Department chairs determine evaluation teams and inform faculty|
|September 11||Evaluators are notified|
|Sep 21 - Oct 23
||First round of direct observations|
|Sep 21 - Oct 23
||Faculty under self-evaluation submit self-evaluation report to committee|
|Oct 19 - Nov 13
||Second round of direct observations. These must be done if a negative evaluation is anticipated.|
|Nov 16 - 25
||Evaluation committee develops improvement plan if anticipating an overall rating of Satisfactory but Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory|
|December 4||Evaluation completed, signed by evaluatee and evaluators, and submitted to the Office of Instruction|
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
Fall 2014 student evaluation summary statistics: Credit | Noncredit | ESL Cr | ESL Noncr | Library | DSPS Noncr
Spring 2015 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?
- The evaluators will conduct the student evaluations, as applicable.
- 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.184.108.40.206)
- 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.