Criteria for the evaluation of the teaching are listed in Table 2. Course revision is defined as making a substantial modification to a course such as developing distance learning options, formally proposing to change course content/format, etc. Course development is defined as creating new course offerings, content and delivery methods. Curriculum development is defined as making a substantial modification to a degree program, and area of concentration or minor.

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, summative peer review of teaching and other relevant teaching material should also be available for review.

Graduate Faculty members are expected to mentor graduate students. Documentation related to graduate student and undergraduate student should be included in materials provided by a candidate for reappointment, tenure and promotion. 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

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

Very Good

Innovative teacher

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


Meets obligations well

Good student and peer perceptions


Substandard teacher

Below average student and peer perceptions


Substandard, ineffective teacher

Below average student and peer perceptions, pattern of complaints