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Performance Rating Distribution
Fiscal Year 1998-99

To be eligible for salary increases, tenured and tenure-track faculty must go through a formal performance evaluation with their department head or dean based on criteria established by the college or department. Regardless of the criteria or rating scheme established, each tenurable faculty member must be given one of the following overall performance ratings:

EP - Extraordinary Performance
EE - Exceeded Expectations
ME - Met Expectations
BE - Below Expectations
UP - Unsatisfactory Performance

Deans and department heads are encouraged to use +/- notation with these ratings when they feel such distinctions are appropriate. The rating is noted on a card submitted to the Provost's Office, and the faculty member signs the card to acknowledge that he or she has seen the rating.

The distribution of these ratings varies substantially among departments, and the Salary Review Committee believes that "grade inflation" is a problem in some areas, raising unrealistic expectations for promotion and tenure for some faculty. The committee makes percent distributions of performance ratings available to assist faculty in understanding where they stand relative to overall ratings in the university.


Colleges and Divisions

  EP EP- EE+ EE EE- ME+ ME ME- BE UP
Agriculture     10% 46% 7% 9% 25% 1% 2%  
Ag Research Centers       29%     64%   7%  
Arts & Architecture 2% 2% 12% 43% 14% 20% 4%   2%  
Business 9% 17% 48% 4% 13%   9%      
Education & HHD 37%   12% 44%   5% 2%      
Engineering 24% 9% 11% 31% 11% 5% 9%      
Letters & Science 20% 1% 8% 43% 1% 19% 8%      
Nursing 18%   16% 45%   18% 2%      
Library     8% 8% 25% 17% 42%      
Extension Service 6%   22% 45% 17% 5% 5%      
MSU Overall 14% 2% 13% 40% 6% 12% 12%   1%  


Departments

The distributions of performance ratings by department are shown for ratings EP through ME-. For departments where the distribution sums to less than 100 percent, BE or UP ratings account for the discrepancy.

  EP EP- EE+ EE EE- ME+ ME ME-
Agriculture
Ag Econ & Econ       53%     47%  
Animal & Range       47%   47%    
Entomology       50%   17% 17%  
Land Resources     7% 36% 14% 14% 22% 7%
Plant Sciences     14% 41% 18% 23% 4%  
Vet Molecular Biology     33% 50%     17%  
Department Heads     43% 57%        
Arts & Architecture
Architecture   10% 40% 10% 20% 10% 10%  
Art 8%     33% 25% 33%    
Media & Theatre     17% 33% 8% 33% 8%  
Music       82%   9%    
Department Heads       75% 25%      
Education, Health & Human Development
Education 45%     50%     5%  
Health/Human Dev 21%   26% 42%   11%    
Department Heads 100%              
Engineering
Chem Engr 33%   17% 50%        
Civil Engr 29%     57%     14%  
Computer Science   17% 17% 33% 17% 17%    
Elec & Com Engr 36%   9% 18%   9% 27%  
Mech & Ind Engr 15% 15% 8% 15% 38% 8%    
Department Heads 20% 40% 40%          
Letters & Science
Biology 39% 5%   56%        
Chemistry 25%     37%   25% 13%  
Earth Sciences 18%   9% 45%   27%    
English     6% 56%   25% 13%  
History & Phil 14%     57%   21% 7%  
Math Sciences 29%     17%   33% 21%  
Microbiology       100%        
Modern Languages 33%   33%     33%    
Native Amer Studies       33%   67%    
Physics 19%   13% 44% 6% 13% 6%  
Political Science 20%     40%   20% 20%  
Psychology 33% 17% 17% 17%     17%  
Sociology 10%   10% 40%   30% 10%  
Department Heads 16%   42% 42%        


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