ERIC Number: ED325183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan-1
Reference Count: N/A
A Handbook for Contracts, Promotion, and Evaluation. A Faculty Handbook.
Haley, Roger M.; And Others
In January 1986, the faculty and administration at New Mexico State University at Alamogordo (NMSU) decided that the Senior Faculty Advisory Committee would serve as the Branch Promotion and Tenure Committee to advise the administration in the awarding of specific temporary contracts, continuous contracts (tenure), and promotions. The Committee was also given responsibility to implement and monitor a system for the evaluation of tenure-track faculty. While recognizing that policies and procedures can be regularly modified, the Committee developed this six-part faculty handbook as a guide for subsequent faculty and administrators working in the areas of contracts, promotion and evaluation. Following a brief introduction, sections two through five outline the rationale behind, and implementation of temporary contracts, continuous contracts, promotions, and faculty evaluations. The evaluations section then provides the following information for faculty who are preparing an evaluation document for their promotion: (1) guidelines for the listing of teaching and research goals that should include statements of the time required for goal completion, the means to be employed, and the standards used to determine if the goals have been met; (2) sample goals each followed by lists of sample activities; (3) sample teaching, research, and professional service objectives; (4) sample objectives with results; and (5) a review of the evaluation rating system to be employed. Section six includes a month-by-month calender of contract and promotion activities developed to help insure faculty participation in evaluation procedures. (GFW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Alamogordo.