Administrative Evaluation of Faculty Performance and Consideration for Merit Pay (E-20A)
Original Implementation: September, 1982
Last Revision: October 18, 2010
Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) recognizes that faculty performance should be regularly and systematically evaluated. SFA recognizes the importance of clearly articulated criteria and procedures for documenting and evaluating performance in teaching, scholarly and creative activities, and service.
Faculty evaluations should be used when considering tenure, promotion, and/or merit pay. The dean shall announce a schedule for review of these criteria and procedures.
Fulltime faculty members (excluding adjuncts) shall be evaluated annually for their assigned duties, which may include teaching, scholarly/creative activity, and service. For the evaluation, faculty members shall present to their academic chair/director all relevant or requested documentation, including at least the completed annual Faculty Activity Report (FAR) of their activities during the preceding year (September 1 through August 31). The chair/director shall review with each faculty member the submitted documentation and the administrative evaluation. A copy of the administrative evaluation shall be provided to the faculty member. After the administrative reviews are completed, the chair/director may meet with the college dean to review faculty evaluations. The dean shall forward administrative evaluations and any supporting documentation to the provost and vice president for academic affairs.
For merit pay consideration, faculty members shall present to their academic chair/director all relevant or requested documentation, including at least the completed annual FAR and any other information required under individual academic unit, college or university policy.
Academic units and/or colleges shall establish their own appropriate and specific merit criteria and awarding procedures.
Merit recommendations by the chair/director shall be subject to approval by the dean, provost and vice president for academic affairs, and president.
Cross Reference: Faculty Handbook; Academic Promotion (E-3A); and Tenure (E-50A)
Responsible for Implementation: President and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Contact for Revision: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Forms: Annual Faculty Activity Report and Administrative Evaluation Form available in the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs