345 Academic Administrator Performance Reviews
Last updated on: May 06, 2016
Authority: Approved by the Board of Trustees
345.1 Process for Review
345.1.1 Time for Review. Comprehensive reviews of academic administrators (Deans and the Provost) performance will occur during the third year of each administrator’s tenure and every three years thereafter. Details for the processes are outlined in the document “Process and Criteria for the Evaluation of Academic Deans” and “Process and Criteria for the Evaluation of the Provost” which are available in the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Modifications of the document are subject to review by the University Faculty Senate Executive Committee and Provost.
345.1.2 Notification and Self-Evaluation. The review process for Deans will be initiated by the Provost who notifies the reviewee in writing that the review is scheduled and requests from the reviewee a self-evaluation. The review process for the Provost will be initiated by the President who notifies the Provost in writing that the review is scheduled and requests from the Provost a self-evaluation.
345.1.3 Review Committee for Deans. The Provost will form a review committee to include three faculty members selected by the unit’s faculty governance; a staff member and a department chairperson from the unit selected by the Provost; a student from the Student Government Association Executive Committee; and up to two additional members from outside the unit nominated by the dean or the review committee. The Provost, after consultation with the University Faculty Senate Executive Committee, will confirm the final committee and appoint its chair.
345.1.4 Review Committee for the Provost. The President will form a review committee to include three faculty members selected by the Administrative Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate and approved by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee; a staff member and a department chairperson selected by the President; a student from the Student Government Association Executive Committee; and up to two additional members. The President, after consultation with the University Faculty Senate Executive Committee, will confirm the final committee and appoint its chair.
345.2 Scope of Review
The review process will allow for broad, confidential participation of constituencies. Because administrators are responsible for the performance and management of the personnel in their respective offices, the review of the administrator will necessarily include a unit-wide review of the office and as well as the performance of personnel within it.
345.3 Areas of Review
Areas of performance evaluation will include leadership and planning, administration, resource and personnel management, internal relations (especially faculty relations), external relations, and other areas as appropriate.
345.4 Findings of Review
At the conclusion of the review, the committee will present a written report to the initiator of the review to discuss the findings. The initiator will communicate the findings of the review committee to the reviewee and inform the University Faculty Senate Executive Committee that the review has been completed. The reviewee’s governance unit officers will be informed of the findings with sufficient specificity to convey that concerns will be addressed but within the privacy and confidentiality guidelines of the University. The initiator will prepare a statement in collaboration with those officers to be presented to the governance unit.
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