Quality of teaching is a very important consideration in evaluating a Faculty member.  Research on teaching can also be included in this area.  No one should expect to be recommended for tenure and/or promotion unless he/she can present solid evidence of good teaching.  Poor teaching can be a basis for denying tenure and/or promotion of a Faculty member who might otherwise exceed the criteria for tenure and/or promotion.  Teaching excellence is a concept that covers a variety of areas, described below (see also Table V.1):

  1. Classroom instruction

    Performance of the Faculty member in the classroom is an important part of teaching evaluation and includes such characteristics as coherence, interest-level, organization, etc.  The quality of course content is also critically important.