Performance Evaluations and Position Descriptions
University faculty ranks and types are defined in FSH 1565-D. All University faculty have an annual performance evaluation (FSH 3320) and position description (FSH 3050).
Annual performance evaluations and position descriptions are part of the packet used by review committees when considering progress towards promotion (FSH 3560) and/or tenure (FSH 3520). The Calendar for UI Faculty Processes establishes the timeline and identifies deadlines for submission of documents to the Provost Office.
The position description (FSH 3050) is the annual contract negotiation for determining workload and goals and establishes each faculty member’s responsibilities in the four major responsibility areas of Teaching and Advising, Scholarship and Creative Activities, Outreach and Extension and University Service and Leadership identified in (FSH 1565 C).
The position description constitutes the essential frame of reference in annual performance evaluations of faculty and in the consideration of faculty members for promotion (FSH 3560) and tenure (FSH 3520). The 2016 Pilot Position Description Form is found at the bottom of the FSH 3050 policy page. For MAC users, open the Pilot EXCEL Position Description Form.
Evaluation of the performance of each faculty member is, primarily, the responsibility of the faculty member and his/her unit administrator and is based on the expectations identified in the position description (FSH 3050 B) for the corresponding year. Annual evaluations are among the critical materials used by review committees when considering progress toward promotion (FSH 3560) and tenure (FSH 3520). The 2016 Pilot Annual Evaluation of Faculty Form is found at the bottom of the FSH 3320 policy page. The completed, signed Disclosure of Conflicts section must be submitted with the annual evaluation each year.
Personnel on international assignment see FSH 3380 C.
The appointment and responsibilities of Administrators are defined in (FSH 1420 D and E). The Office of the Dean coordinates the annual evaluation and periodic review processes for their college.
Annual Evaluation of Administrators by Faculty Members (FSH 3320 D-1): Opportunity is provided for an annual performance evaluation of assistant and associate deans, and administrators of academic departments and other intracollege units by the faculty members of their respective units.
Periodic Review of Administrators (FSH 3320 D-4): Each assistant and associate dean, and administrator of academic departments and other intracollege units is formally reviewed at least six months before the end of each appointment term, or, if there is not a fixed appointment term, at least every five years. College and/or Unit bylaws may provide for an evaluation process within the University timeframe.
The appointment and responsibilities of Administrators are defined in (FSH 1420 D and E). Senior administrators are expected to perform satisfactorily in employing strategies and implementing objectives to achieve the goals of the University strategic action plan. The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President coordinates the following evaluation processes.
Provost Direct Reports Annual Evaluation (FSH 3320-D3): annual performance appraisals provide an opportunity to acknowledge accomplishments and to provide a process for continuous professional development. This annual review template should be used by direct reports of the Provost/EVP.
Annual Evaluation of Senior Administrators by Faculty Members (FSH 3320 D-1): Opportunity is provided for annual evaluation of the administrative performance of deans and center executives by the faculty members in their respective units.
Periodic Review of Senior Administrators (FSH 3320 D4): Each direct report of the Provost and Executive Vice President is formally reviewed at least six months before the end of each appointment term, or, if there is not a fixed appointment term, at least every five years. This guideline and review template have been established to conduct the review process.