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Policy 4-4-4: Part Time Faculty Evaluation Guidelines

WNC Policy 4-4-4
Procedure: Part Time Faculty Evaluation Guidelines
Policy No.: 4-4-4
Department: Instruction
Contact: Academic Director
Policy:

Consistent with the WNC Part-time Faculty Information Guide, all part-time faculty members will be evaluated in the areas of course organization, classroom management, communication skills, facilitating learning, and technical skills.

Role of Administrator
Evaluations will be conducted by the dean of instruction or designee, and should include classroom observation, written evaluation based upon previously determined criteria, discussion with the faculty member, and response and signature of the faculty member verifying knowledge of the evaluation's contents. The signature does not confer a faculty member's agreement with its contents.

Role of Students
Students in each class taught by part-time faculty members will have the opportunity to complete evaluation forms.

Timeline
The first evaluation for new part time faculty will take place on or about the middle of the semester. Evaluations for continuing part time faculty will be conducted between the 4th and 12th week of the semester. Whether it is administrative evaluation or peer observation, both the evaluator/observer and the faculty member will set the date(s) of the observation and any follow-up meetings. The dean of instruction or designee reserves the right to conduct more than one administrative evaluation per academic year. 20% of all part-time faculty members will be evaluated each academic year by the dean of instruction or designee.

Criteria
Each division should determine specific criteria to be met by part-time faculty. Establishment of these criteria should include input from full and part-time faculty and the Academic Director. These criteria will be provided by the Academic Director to each new part-time faculty hired.

PART-TIME FACULTY EVALUATION FORM


NAME ________________________________________________
 
ACADEMIC YEAR ________________________________________________
 
DEPARTMENT ________________________________________________
 
DATE ________________________________________________


1. Student evaluations collected in the following courses (list titles/semesters). Attach a copy of the summary sheet for each student evaluation.




2. Peer/supervisory evaluations obtained from: (list all sources).




3. Division Chair's evaluation, including nature of evidence evaluated.




4. Comments (if appropriate):




________________________________________________________________________
Faculty Member Signature Date
 
 
________________________________________________________________________
(Print Name of Division Chair) (Signature of Division Chair) Date
 

________________________________________________________________________
(Signature of Dean)
Date Adopted and Dates Revised
Date Adopted November 23, 2004 Dates Revised June 20, 2013; September 2, 2008
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URL: http://www.wnc.edu/policymanual/4-4-4.php
Date Printed: November 26, 2014
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