- An additional responsibility of the Merit Review Committee is to annually review the Unit Director and provide a narrative report to the Associate Dean.
- The Merit Review Committee solicits feedback from unit faculty regarding the Unit Director’s performance during the first week of February.
- These faculty have seven days from the solicitation date to respond.
- Based upon input from the faculty, the Merit Review Committee composes a narrative assessment of the Unit Director’s performance, submitted to the Associate Dean by March 1st.
- In accordance with the Media School Governance Document (Section IV. 1.3) each member of the unit (TT and NTT) will be reviewed annually by the Unit Director in consultation with an Annual Review Committee. Annual reviews provide an opportunity to evaluate whether faculty members are progressing favorably and offers units an opportunity to bring potential problems to the faculty member’s attention in a timely fashion.
- At the end of the academic year (by December 15th) , faculty will complete an Annual Review Form based upon their accomplishments in research, teaching, and service across the calendar year. The Annual Review Form will also allow faculty to share any future scholarly aims deemed relevant to their review.
- The Annual Review Committee will discuss faculty Annual Review Forms with the Unit Director who will prepare a written summary.
- The Unit Director will then share the summary with individual faculty by February 1st.
- According to revised College Tenure and Promotion guidelines (approved February 2021) faculty are to receive regular peer-evaluations (e.g. a minimum of one peer evaluation for tenure-track and a minimum of one peer evaluation every other year for associate professors). See Appendix C for the College’s new criteria on Annual Review guidelines.