Criteria for the evaluation of teaching are listed in Table 2. 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 reappointment, tenure and promotion. Copies of representative syllabi, examinations, and other relevant teaching material should also be available for review. Documentation related to graduate student, undergraduate student, and post-doctoral student training should be included in materials provided by a candidate for reappointment, tenure and promotion. Faculty members are expected to mentor graduate students (particularly at the doctoral level) and/or postdoctoral students. Evaluation of teaching will account for differences in missions and expectations across campuses. 


Table 2. Evaluation Components for Assessment of Teaching for promotion and tenure




Accomplishments Corresponding to the Assessment Score


Innovative teacher; provides leadership in instructional

development, and maintains high achievement as evidenced in course, peer, and committee evaluations


Develop/revise courses, develop research projects for students (undergraduate and/or graduate), excellent student and peer perceptions, instructional creativity, actively participate in curricular revisions


           Very Good

Innovative teacher who  maintains very good teaching evaluations


Develop/revise courses, good student and peer perceptions, work with graduate and/or undergraduate students in research and/or creative activity


Meets obligations well and   maintains good teaching evaluations


Good student and peer perceptions



Substandard teaching that meets minimal expectations


Below average student and peer perceptions



ineffective teaching

Below average student and peer perceptions, pattern of