The faculty member under review provides qualitative and quantitative documentation of productivity to the Departmental Review Committee, including:
- Curriculum vitae
- Annual activity reports
- Peer and student teaching evaluations
- Brief summary of future career plans
- External letters (optional). Letters from outside the university would not ordinarily be a part of the review process, however the faculty member may choose to include them.
- Other relevant materials
The review makes appropriate consideration of a faculty member’s contributions outside the department to interdisciplinary and other programs, governance, and administration.
The faculty member or reviewers may request a meeting to discuss the faculty member’s contributions to the profession, department, and university.
Reviewers examine materials to the degree needed to accomplish the purposes of the review, and may take other steps they find useful in making a fair and informed judgment, including but not limited to consultation with individuals who have knowledge of the faculty member’s work.
Reviewers give the faculty member a written summary of the review. The faculty member has a right to prepare a written response to the summary within calendar 30 days of receipt.
The review committee gives a copy of the summary and any written response to the department chair and appropriate dean. A copy will be placed in the faculty member’s personnel file, along with all documents that played a substantive role in the review (that are not available elsewhere), and a record of any action taken as a result of the review.
The summary and review outcome are confidential, released only at the discretion of, or with the explicit consent of, the faculty member, or as otherwise required by business necessity or law.