Southeastern Louisiana University
RESOLUTIONS
of the Faculty Senate, 2000-2001

Faculty Senate Resolution 00-01#2
Adopted Oct.4, 2000

Resolution:
RESOLUTION FOR THIRD YEAR REVIEW

Whereas there currently exists multiple sources of information concerning the procedures for third year review (e.g., Faculty Handbook, Center for Faculty Excellence), and

Whereas the procedures currently contained in the Faculty Handbook do not clearly identify all parties who will conduct evaluations, and

Whereas the current procedures for third year review do not require a meeting between the peer review committee and probationary faculty member, and

Whereas, according to page III: 4 of the Faculty Handbook, "Non-appointments of tenure-track personnel generally originate at the departmental level."

Be it therefore resolved that:

1. The evaluation schedule for third year review be include in the Faculty Handbook, and

2. Paragraph 2 of Evaluation During the Probationary Period on page III: 16 of the Faculty Handbook be amended to read as follows:

For faculty with a six-year probationary period, an interim review will take place no later than the end of the spring semester of the third year. For those faculty having a shorter probationary period, the review will occur approximately midway in the period. The probationary faculty member will forward to the department head a review file to be evaluated by a peer review committee, department head, and dean as outlined in the Evaluation Schedule for Third Year Reviews. The review file shall contain the evaluations by the department head and materials supporting progress in Teaching/Job Effectiveness, Professional Activity, and Service. The peer review committee will consist of all tenured, full-time faculty in the department excluding the department head. The probationary faculty member shall meet with the committee to discuss his/her progress toward the requirements for tenure and promotion.

Evaluation at each level shall be conducted in accordance with the PROCEDURES FOR TENURE AND PROMOTION REVIEWS provided in the Faculty Handbook. Evaluations shall not be tainted by undocumented or hearsay evidence. If based on the review file the probationary faculty member has not made satisfactory progress toward the requirements for tenure and promotion, a recommendation for a terminal appointment may be made by the department head. CURRENT SECTION OF FACULTY HANDBOOK

Evaluation During the Probationary Period

Faculty of any rank serving the probationary period shall be evaluated each year by the department head or other appropriate administrative head in order to establish progress toward meeting departmental, college, and institutional goals for the awarding of tenure.

For faculty with a six-year probationary period, an interim review will take place no later than the end of the spring semester of the third year. For those faculty having a shorter probationary period, the review will occur approximately midway in the period. A faculty committee, consisting of all tenured, full-time faculty in the department excluding the department head, will review the evaluations of the department head and materials supporting progress in Teaching/Job Effectiveness, Professional Activity, and Service. Either the faculty member or the faculty committee may request a meeting so that the committee members can comment, as needed, to assist the probationary faculty member in meeting the requirements for tenure. The chair of the faculty committee shall draft a summary evaluation. Upon approval by the committee, the original copy shall be given to the probationary faculty member and copies sent to the department head, dean, and Provost. A recommendation for a terminal appointment may be made at this time.

EVALUATION SCHEDULE FOR THIRD YEAR REVIEWS

March 3 The probationary faculty member submits his/her review file to the department head. The file should include documentation regarding his/her teaching/job effectiveness, professional activity, and service during the probationary period.

March 21 The chair of the peer review committee forwards to the faculty member the summary evaluation of the probationary faculty member by the tenured faculty. A copy is provided to the department head, dean, and provost.

April 1 The department head completes his/her review of the faculty member's file and summary evaluation by the tenured faculty. The department head responds where appropriate to the evaluation. A copy of department head's comments is provided to the faculty member, dean, and provost.

April 15 The dean completes his/her review of the probationary faculty member's materials and the committee and/or department head's evaluations, and responds where appropriate to those evaluations. A copy of any comments/recommendations is given to the faculty member, department head, and provost.

May 1 The dean provides written copies of all evaluation summaries and recommendations to the provost.

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