Faculty Annual Reviews

Annual Review Process - Calendar Year 2015

Faculty are reviewed in the spring of each academic year by their supervisor, generally the department head. The reviews are evaluated by the Dean of the College and delivered to the Office of the Provost by April 15, 2016.

Tenure-Track Faculty:  Please review the Interim Faculty Policies (Section 300.3) for specific information on the review process for tenure-track faculty.  The review time period is the previous calendar year.  Department Heads and Deans will use the information entered in Activity Insight to evaluate faculty members.  Note the process for a faculty response to a disagreement about an annual review or rating and accommodate the appeal process in the review timeframe.  The deadline for original hard copies of the faculty review cards to be turned in to the Office of the Provost is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016.  Please use a full sheet of regular copy paper for each faculty review card.  Do not use card stock.

Non Tenure-Track Faculty:  Please review NTT CBA Section 8.08 (http://www.montana.edu/provost/agreements/nontenure/art8.html#8.08) for specific information on the review process for non-tenure-track faculty.  The review time period is the previous calendar year.  All NTT faculty in the bargaining unit who are employed on multiyear contracts or who are in their third or subsequent year of continuous employment will be evaluated annually. All NTT faculty who are reviewed will receive a written evaluation.  Department Heads and Deans will use the information entered in Activity Insight to evaluate faculty members.  The same review card will be used for non-tenure-track faculty.  The deadline for original hard copies of the faculty review cards to be turned in to the Office of the Provost is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016.  Please use a full sheet of regular copy paper for each faculty review card.  Do not use card stock.

Faculty Review Cards: Attached is an electronic copy of the faculty review card for calendar year 2014.  This revised version now includes a section for the faculty member's assignment during the review period.  The PDF format is interactive and you can type in department name and faculty name.  The performance ratings are also clickable.  We hope that using the electronic format might make things a little easier in the departments.  The “cards” will still need to be printed and signed by the Dean, Department Head and faculty member.  Please use a full sheet of regular copy paper for each faculty review card.  Do not use card stock.  The original hard copy must be turned in to the Office of the Provost is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016.

Activity Insight:  MSU has a new secure, online database for faculty to use to report their activities and productivity to be used in their annual review process.  See more information about Activity Insight.

Campus Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Data: The President’s Commission on the Status of University Women (PCOSUW) continues to collect data across campus to inform MSU leadership about the efforts undertaken within each department and unit to create a climate supportive of diversity and equity. This year marks the fourth year of the “Annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Self-Studies.” Please take time to complete the self-study worksheet – ideally in conjunction with a department wide discussion of values, goals, successes and challenges related to student, faculty and staff diversity, as appropriate to your unit. Submit your answers in a separate document with annual reviews to your Dean by the deadline set by the Dean. Deans should review all departmental submissions and provide them to the Office of the Provost no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016. In cooperation with the PCOSUW, ADVANCE will be reaching out to Department Heads to provide an opportunity to learn, compare challenges and successes, and get support in thinking about diversity and inclusion for the annual self-study. More information about this opportunity will be coming soon. The self-studies will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the PCOSUW, so that cross-campus themes can be identified and examples of challenges and successes can be shared. The Provost will ultimately provide feedback to each Dean about their college’s self-studies, and Deans will convey that feedback to Department Heads as part of their annual review discussion. A summary of last year's self-studies can be found on the ADVANCE website.