This Toolkit contains two parts: Understanding Faculty Evaluation and Improving Faculty Evaluation. Please explore the Toolkit, and adopt or adapt any resources to the specific needs and cultures of your campus.
Understanding Faculty Evaluation
The two sections below provide background, principles of good practice, and key areas of concern in faculty evaluation.
An Introduction to Effective Faculty Evaluation
A brief overview, guiding principles, and important considerations for peer evaluation of faculty
Key Areas of Inconsistency & Concern in Faculty Evaluation
Four areas of inconsistency and concern resulting from a review of official documents and discussions with faculty and administrative leaders across a dozen ACS schools
Improving Faculty Evaluation
The sections below offer guidance and tools for aligning your faculty evaluation processes with your institution’s specific mission, strategic goals, values, and commitments.
Aligning Faculty Evaluation Processes with Institutional Values
Guidance for institutions to align their faculty evaluation values, processes, and products with their institutional values
Interrupting Bias in Peer Evaluation of Teaching (PET)
A ready-to-implement workshop to help peer evaluators recognize and interrupt bias when evaluating a peer’s teaching
Addressing Hidden Workloads
A review of how hidden workloads impact faculty careers and recommendations for surfacing, acknowledging, and valuing invisible labor
Revisiting Student Evaluations of Teaching (SETs)
Key concerns with student evaluations of teaching (SETs) and ready-to-implement workshops for reviewing an existing SET or developing a new one
Complementing Student Evaluations with Additional Measures of Teaching
Support for complementing student evaluations of teaching (SETs) by using multiple measures of teaching effectiveness
Handling Negative Evaluations & Exit Interviews
Strategies for handling negative faculty evaluations for pre-tenure and tenured faculty
Preparing Faculty to Be Evaluated
Customizable workshops to support faculty members who are being evaluated
About this Project
This Faculty Evaluation Toolkit was developed through a collaboration of 14 of the 16 ACS campuses, was guided by the Associated Colleges of the South, and was funded through a grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. To learn more about who was involved and the process for developing the Toolkit, click here.
View the bibliography for developing this Toolkit.