Performance Review Procedure | Kent State University

Performance Review Procedure

3.1. UL faculty members undergoing performance reviews in their ninth consecutive year of employment, and every three years thereafter, will submit to the Dean the following materials electronically:

a. an up-to-date curriculum vitae;
b. a narrative of up to five pages describing job performance, including how the performance standards of the position have been met, and professional development activities for the past three years; and
c. performance evaluations for the three-year period under review.
At her/his discretion, the NTT faculty member may include other materials that further demonstrate effective job performance.

3.2. The Dean shall convene an ad hoc Review Committee to review and make recommendations regarding the performance review. The ad hoc Review Committee shall be made up of three UL tenure track faculty members and two UL NTT faculty members not standing for review. The committee shall be appointed by the Dean in consultation with the College Advisory Committee (CAC).

3.3. Deliberations and voting. The Dean shall initiate a candid and confidential discussion by sharing his or her estimate of the performance strengths and weaknesses of each NTT faculty member undergoing performance review with the ad hoc Review Committee. At the conclusion of the deliberations, there shall be a vote of all members, who shall vote yea or nay on each NTT faculty member under consideration. Each voting member of the ad hoc Review Committee shall indicate on a signed ballot either to recommend or not recommend the candidate, along with written comments. In order to be recommended for renewal of appointment, the NTT faculty member must receive a simple majority positive vote.  A tabulation of the final count shall be included in the Dean's written summary provided for in Section 3.4 below.

3.4. After carefully reviewing the recommendation of the committee, the Dean shall weigh and assess the NTT faculty member's record and arrive at a final conclusion regarding the review. The Dean shall prepare a written summary of performance which incorporates the Dean's assessment and conclusions. The Dean shall review the written summary of performance with the College Advisory Committee. The Dean shall transmit a copy of the summary to the NTT faculty member with the renewal of appointment decision. A negative decision will include an explanation of whether lack of adequate satisfaction with performance or the absence of continuing programmatic need or budgeted resources to support the position is the reason.  A negative decision based on performance will be supported by a discussion of the shortcomings of the NTT faculty member's performance based on the performance standards for that position and as evidenced by the NTT faculty member's annual performance reviews.

3.5. The Dean shall place a copy of this memo in the NTT faculty member's personnel file and shall transmit a copy to the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs.