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C. Post-Tenure Review and Evaluation Procedures: Five-Year Post-Tenure Review

C. Post-Tenure Review and Evaluation Procedures: Five-Year Post-Tenure Review

 Tenured faculty members are reviewed once every five years. If a tenured faculty member is considered for Promotion, then that evaluation by the Faculty Personnel Committee will substitute for the five-year review and reset the faculty member’s five-year cycle. If the tenured faculty member is a current Department Chair, then the VPAA/Dean of the Faculty, in consultation with the faculty member under review, will appoint a different tenured faculty member to take the role of Department Chair for the review.

  1. By Sep 1: The faculty member submits a portfolio containing the following items:
  1. The Department Chair makes at least one classroom observation during the fall semester.
  2. For the purposes of the five-year review, the tenured faculty member’s review file consists of the portfolio and student course evaluations from the past six semesters of teaching. If a Faculty Personnel Committee post-tenure evaluation occurred during the past five years, then the review file also includes letters from the Department Chair and VPAA/Dean of the Faculty from the most recent post-tenure evaluation by the Faculty Personnel Committee.
  3. By Dec 20: The faculty member meets with the Department Chair and VPAA/Dean of the Faculty (or designate) to discuss the review file and Professional Statement in the context of departmental and college goals and resources. The VPAA/Dean of the Faculty (or designate) writes a letter, to go into the tenured faculty member’s personnel file, indicating that this meeting occurred.

5. By Dec 20: The Department Chair or VPAA/Dean of the Faculty (or designate) may initiate a formal evaluation by the Faculty Personnel Committee when the review file indicates that there are serious concerns about the tenured faculty member’s performance in teaching, professional growth and development, or institutional service and leadership.