Annual Evaluation Documents


For copies of forms used in this context, see Appendix A.

6.4.1 The Faculty Annual Activities Report (FAAR)  A brief form to be filled out and filed with the department chair and dean each year by each faculty member. It lists, by category, the activities and accomplishments of the faculty member for the academic year just completed. It is used in the annual performance evaluation, pre-tenure, promotion, and unsatisfactory performance review. Categories to be addressed and guidelines to complete the FAAR appear at §6.5.

6.4.2 The Curriculum Vitae  The formal academic resume of a faculty member, written in standard form (see Appendix A for example format) and updated with each evaluation.

6.4.3 Department Chair Evaluation Commentary   A form upon which a faculty member is asked each year to offer comment for the dean upon the effectiveness, as he or she sees it, of the department chair in the areas of teaching, professional activity, service, and administration.

6.4.4 Annual Performance Review (APR)  A brief form executed for the record by the department chair (see § With reference to teaching, professional activity, and service and using the ratings of §6.1, it identifies aspects of the faculty member’s performance that were exceptionally strong, as well as any aspects that fell short of expectations or should be improved. In the case of significant shortfall, the APR may also outline major objectives for a stated future period. The APR will provide a rating for each area of evaluation (teaching, professional activity, and service), as well as an overall rating (See §6.1 and §6.3).

6.4.5 Special Assignments Performance Review (SAPR) In the case of faculty members with special assignments (e.g., department chair, Director of the Speaking Intensive Program, etc.), the person with immediate supervisory responsibility for the special assignment should complete a performance evaluation that specifically speaks to the performance criteria detailed in the faculty member’s original letter of appointment, and submit that evaluation to the faculty member’s department chair for incorporation into the APR. While Special Assignments vary, these assignments are generally additional service activities or projects and ordinarily will be included in the service category for the annual review evaluation.