HR policy - Unclassified rules: 3.05 faculty periodic review

The University of Wisconsin System (UWS) is governed by the Wisconsin Administrative Code - the rules adopted by the Board of Regents. These rules were promulgated in accordance with the rulemaking authority vested in the UW Board of Regents. These specific policies called "unclassified rules" provide for specific instances where the local institution may develop or add to the UWS rules. The UWL Policy number corresponds to the unclassified rule chapter number and section. For the entire UWS rules, visit: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/uws

 Functional Owner Chief Human Resources Officer
 Executive Sponsors Chancellor
 Policy Contact Chief Human Resources Officer or Faculty Ombudsperson


Who this policy applies to:
Faculty.


Understanding the UWS Code:
The University of Wisconsin System (UWS) is governed by the Wisconsin Administrative Code - the rules adopted by the Board of Regents. These rules were promulgated in accordance with the rulemaking authority vested in the UW Board of Regents. These specific policies called "unclassified rules" provide for specific instances where the local institution may develop or add to the UWS rules. The UWL Policy number corresponds to the unclassified rule chapter number and section. For the entire UWS rules, visit: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/uws

This specific policy is part of Chapter 3 of the UWS Code.  To review the UWS code, please visit: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/uws/3


UWL Policy Detail:
(1) Requirement for evaluation. Performance of all faculty members shall be reviewed annually. The areas of review shall include teaching, scholarship, and service (professional and university). Departments shall establish written bylaws specifying the review procedures. The bylaws shall include the criteria used in the review, how the criteria are applied, the occasions and methods of review, and any appellate procedures. The review procedures shall also provide faculty members with the opportunity to document their performance in the review areas for the time period under review. These bylaws shall be filed with the appropriate academic dean for the purpose of ensuring compliance with UWS and UWL personnel rules and faculty policies.

The results of the review shall be used in making recommendations for salary adjustments, retention, tenure, promotion, tenured faculty review and development, and for other considerations as needed. The review criteria used for making these different recommendations need not be identical; departments may conduct separate reviews as needed. The results of reviews for a faculty member over a period of several consecutive years shall be part of the basis for making retention, tenure, promotion, and tenured faculty review and development recommendations for the faculty member.

Any changes to departmental bylaws affecting the review procedures must have been adopted and placed on file with the appropriate academic dean at least six months prior to the review. However, reviews for the purpose of making recommendation on retention or tenure of a probationary faculty member shall be conducted using the departmental bylaws in place at the time of the hire of the probationary faculty member unless the faculty member elects to be reviewed under more recently adopted departmental bylaws.

(2) Methods of Review

(a) Teaching. The methods used to review teaching shall include both peer and student evaluation. These methods may also include self-evaluation.

1. Student evaluation of instruction shall be governed by regulations established by the Board of Regents. Additional regulations may be established by the Chancellor, the UW-La Crosse Faculty Senate, and departments after consultation with students where appropriate. Departments shall design the instruments used to obtain student evaluation of instruction data.

2. Peer and self-evaluation shall be governed by regulations established by the Board of Regents, the Chancellor, the UW-La Crosse Faculty Senate, and departments. Departmental bylaws shall govern the collection and use of the peer evaluation data.

(b) Scholarship and Service. Peer evaluation shall be used to review scholarship and service. Departmental bylaws shall govern the interpretation of the peer evaluation data.

(3) Procedures.

(a) At least 20 days prior to a review, the department chairperson shall notify each faculty member of the date of the review and provide each faculty member with the appropriate form to be used to report the member's performance in the review areas for the time period under review. The department chairperson shall inform each faculty member of the date by which these forms should be completed and submitted. Faculty members are responsible for completing their own evaluation form.

(b) Within 14 days after completion of the review of a faculty member, a written report of the results of the review shall be given to the faculty member. Results shall be reported for each of the review areas.


Revision history:
Last reviewed was July 2020


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Keywords:faculty review   Doc ID:103711
Owner:John A.Group:UW-La Crosse
Created:2020-07-07 13:56 CDTUpdated:2020-07-15 09:07 CDT
Sites:UW-La Crosse
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