Recognizing that promotion, tenure, and faculty excellence award (i.e., merit) pay all involve evaluation, the bases for fair and equitable faculty evaluation are as follows: Student evaluation shall be considered in evaluating a faculty member's teaching. Such evaluation shall be secured in a systematic, valid, and reliable way to assure adequate representation of the total of the faculty member's students.
Data relevant to student evaluation are to be collected each semester for all courses. The standard university evaluation form shall be used and administered using the approved procedures; the School or individual faculty members may include additional items for evaluation. All data collected are to be made available to the individual faculty member being evaluated.
Peer evaluations for teaching, research, and service are required for reappointment, tenure, and promotion decisions, and recommended for reappointment decisions.