Third-Year Full Performance Review

The third-year full performance review of (NTT) faculty is governed by the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Each academic year, guidelines for the third-year full performance review for NTT faculty at the Kent and Regional Campus are distributed by the Office of the Provost.  The third-year full performance review concludes with the College or, if applicable, the division of the Regional Campuses’ level of review and determination.  The period of performance to be reviewed is the three (3) full academic years of appointments including that portion of the third appointment which is subject to evaluation and assessment at the time of the review.

For the third-year full performance review, NTT faculty members are reviewed by the School’s Ad Hoc RTP Committee (See, Section I of this Handbook).

  1. Renewal Evaluation Criteria

    The School’s Ad Hoc RTP Committee shall consider the following areas of NTT faculty performance when conducting the third-year full performance review and making recommendations on renewal of appointment.

    a. Teaching

    For NTT faculty during the third-year full performance review, the FAC, in consultation with the Director, assigns two (2) faculty members to visit the classes of each NTT faculty member who are subject to review and generally evaluate the faculty member’s teaching performance.  One of the faculty members assigned to visit the classes must be a member of the Ad Hoc RTP Committee.  Peer evaluations are strongly encouraged during the first two years of the third-year full performance review cycle.

    Criteria for the evaluation of teaching can include development and revision of courses, peer evaluations of teaching performance, student feedback, and other relevant documentation. 

    Course revision is defined as making a substantial modification to a course such as developing several new laboratories, addition of distance learning options, formally proposing to change course content/format, etc.

    Other information such as written comments from students, colleagues within and beyond the School, College or University administrators shall be considered when available.  Peer reviews and summaries of Student Surveys of Instruction (including all student comments) must be submitted as part of a candidate’s file for third-year full performance review.  Copies of representative syllabi, examinations, and other relevant teaching material should also be available for review.  Evaluation of teaching will account for differences in missions and expectations across campuses.

    b.   Service

    A NTT faculty member's contributions as a University citizen may include service to the School, the Campus, the College, and the University as appropriate to his/her NTT status.  The merits of University service should be evaluated as to (1) whether or not the individual Chaired the committee listed and (2) the importance of the service to the mission of the unit served.  Less tangible components of Service include active participation in School events such as faculty and graduate student recruitment, School meetings, and seminars, etc.  Being an active and useful citizen of the School, Campus, College and University is expected and valued; however, service of any magnitude cannot be considered more important than a NTT’s instructional responsibilities.

    Other components of service are also considered (including public outreach and public and professional service) in third-year full performance review decisions and may differ in their importance among faculty members depending on each faculty member’s duties and responsibilities within the School.

  2. Overall Evaluation and Third-Year Full Performance Review Renewal Decision

    The overall third-year full performance review evaluation of a NTT faculty member and individual for renewal of appointment must include consideration of the faculty member's personal integrity and professional behavior in accordance with the Faculty Code of Ethics and the University Policy Register.

    The NTT renewal decision made at the School level will be in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Provisions for appeal of a negative renewal decision at the School level are covered within the aforementioned Collective Bargaining Agreement.