University of Washington, Tacoma
Institute of Technology
Faculty Annual Review
Approved December 12, 2008
Chapter 24 of the UW Handbook, http://www.washington.edu/faculty/facsenate/handbook/02-02-24.html , mandates an activity report and merit salary review annually for all voting faculty, and meetings at regular intervals between the Director and each faculty member. These will be carried out in the Institute of Technology as specified in Chapter 24, summarized below along with program-specific dates. Throughout this document, "Professor" with a capital p denotes the rank of Professor, not the generic title.
Annual activity report. The report will cover the period from June 16 of the previous year to June 15 of the current year. This is due the first Friday on or before May 1 of each year. This report will summarize the faculty member's activities and accomplishments in teaching, research, and service during the review period, and place this within the context of the faculty member's professional trajectory. For research, this means identifying the primary research community (or communities) in which the faculty member is a participant, the set of topics and questions of primary concern, and progress during the year within this broader context. For teaching, this means articulating the concrete ways in which the faculty member is attempting to improve his or her teaching and how the teaching efforts of the year indicate progress along a larger developmental path. And for service, this means linking service contributions during the year to the faculty member's overall trajectory. It should also summarize the plans and goals in research, teaching, and service for the period until the next review. This document "shall be used as evidence for recommendations of ... merit salary" (24-57B). Please visit the policy page Policy on Collegial Evaluation and Professional Development of Teaching
Annual merit salary review and recommendation. This meeting will occur on or before the first Friday on or before May 15 of each year. This will be carried out as specified in Section 24-55. Those at the rank of Professor are reviewed by the Director after consultation with the other Professors, who will have access to the same documentation related to the faculty member under review as specified in Section 24-55A. Merit will be judged with respect to achievement of the goals discussed at the previous meeting with the Director. The documentation used for merit review will include the faculty member's current CV, current salary, annual activity report, the collegial evaluation of teaching for the current year, and the letter documenting the previous meeting between the faculty member and the Director.
Annual review of progress toward tenure and/or promotion. This meeting will occur on or before the first Friday on or before May 15 of each year. The review of progress toward tenure and/or promotion of each faculty member below the rank of Professor shall be considered by the voting members of the Institute who are his or her superiors in academic rank. The Director will take notes of this discussion, which will be shared with the faculty member under discussion during the meeting between the faculty member and the Director. The documentation used for this discussion is identical to that used for the determination of merit.
Meeting between the Director and faculty member. This meeting will occur after the annual review of progress toward tenure and/or promotion but before the end of the spring term, and will be carried out as specified in Section 24-57C. It will occur every year for Lecturers and Assistant Professors, every two years for Associate Professors, and every three years for Professors (24-57). During this meeting, for faculty members at all ranks below Professor, the Director will summarize the annual review of progress toward tenure and/or promotion carried out by those superior in rank. Discussion will also focus on specific plans and goals of the faculty member in research, teaching, and service for the period until the next meeting with the Director. This meeting is documented with a letter to the faculty member indicating that the meeting occurred and what was discussed (24-57D). Section 24-57D details the appeal procedure if there is disagreement about the letter by the faculty member.
Annual Report Template
Items due by May 1st from faculty
- Annual Report
- Latest CV
- Collegial Teaching Observation Forms (Optional)
- Teaching Materials Evaluation Forms (Optional)
- Student Course Evaluations (we will upload them, so you don't need to add to dropbox)
Please note that these materials are required for the annual merit review, 3rd year reappointment for Assistant Professors, and for Tenure and Promotion.
Submit your materials using the Catalyst Dropbox Annual Reports 2016-2017
Annual reports and course evaluations (Current and previous years)
Annual report and course evaluations