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Full Performance Reviews

The Full Performance Reviews of FTNTT faculty members who are in their third or sixth year of consecutive employment are governed by the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement. Each academic year, guidelines for the Full Performance Reviews for FTNTT faculty are distributed by the Office of the Provost. The Full Performance Review concludes with the College’s level of review and determination. The period of performance to be reviewed is the three (3) full academic years of consecutive appointments including that portion of the third appointment which is subject to evaluation and assessment at the time of the review. Each FTNTT candidate who must complete a Full Performance Review will submit a dossier as described in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). The file should contain at least an updated curriculum vita, self-evaluation of performance, peer reviews, teaching evaluations, and supporting documents. Additional information about the dossier for a Full Performance Review is included in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

FTNTT faculty are reviewed by the College’s RTP Committee on the specific criteria outlined in their letter of appointment and as described below, including consideration of the track (Instructional, Clinical, Practitioner or Research) to which the FTNTT faculty member is assigned. An inherent part of the review process is to provide feedback to the FTNTT faculty member based on clear and consistent performance criteria. Renewals of appointment and salaries for FTNTT faculty should be tied to performance within the parameters established in the applicable CBA. Rubrics for the assessment of teaching performance, recruitment and/or retention, research, etc. will be developed and shared with the candidate, and used to evaluate performance. Student assessment of teaching and mentoring may also be used to assess performance, as necessary. In consultation with the Director, each FTNTT faculty member will identify one Faculty member each year to visit a class and evaluate his/her teaching.  A written report is submitted to the Director for placement in the faculty member's review file.

The overall evaluation during the full performance review shall include consideration of the faculty member’s professional behavior as recognized by the University community.  A sound ethical approach to all aspects of teaching, research, publication, and the academic profession is expected of all who seek renewal of appointment in the School. Recommendation for a successful full performance review shall be based on the following criteria:

Performance: To be assessed on the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities associated with the assigned track of the candidate (Instructional, Clinical, Practitioner or Research).

Professional Development: To be assessed as it relates to the assigned track of the candidate.

University Citizenship: To be assessed as it relates to the assigned track of the candidate.

Evidence of significant accomplishments in both Performance and Professional Development is required. Accomplishments and/or contributions in the area of University Citizenship are neither required nor expected, but will, when they exist, contribute to the FTNTT faculty member’s overall record of accomplishments.