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.
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):