Review Process

FTNTT faculty members are reviewed by the ad hoc RTP Committee. The Director, in consultation with the FAC, assigns two (2) faculty members to visit the classes of FTNTT faculty members, to evaluate teaching performance. One of the faculty members assigned to visit the classes must be a member of the ad hoc RTP Committee. A written report is submitted to the Director for placement in the faculty member's review file. FTNTT faculty will also submit an updated file that is presented to the Director who will make these materials available to the ad hoc RTP Committee. Each FTNTT faculty member is discussed by the committee which votes on a recommendation for renewal of the faculty member’s appointment. The Director independently assesses the accomplishments of each FTNTT faculty member and forwards to the Dean her/his recommendation and the committee's recommendation. The Director informs the FTNTT faculty member of the ad hoc RTP Committee's deliberations and provides the faculty member a copy of the recommendation that the Director sends to the Dean. FTNTT faculty members whose appointments will not be renewed must be notified by the timelines established in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement whether lack of adequate satisfaction with performance or the absence of anticipated continuing programmatic need or budgeted resources to support the position is the reason.


If an FTNTT member of the FAC is under consideration for renewal (and therefore not eligible to take part in the review), the Director will appoint an alternate FTNTT member to the FAC for that particular review process.


The overall evaluation during the third-year full performance review shall include consideration of the faculty member’s personal integrity and professional behavior as recognized by the University community. A sound ethical approach is expected of all FTNTT faculty members who seek renewal of appointment in the School.


Simplified performance three-year reviews are governed by the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Though it is not required by the CBA, candidates may solicit peer reviews of instruction to be included in their files.