Overview of Faculty Evaluation At NWOSU

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Overview of Faculty Evaluation @ NWOSU



  • Tenured faculty will be evaluated every three years in conjunction with tenure review.  The Vice-President for Academic Affairs will notify tenured faculty when they are up for review.   

  • Non-Tenured faculty will be evaluated every fall semester and the evaluation should focus on the previous academic year.  Faculty being considered for initial tenure should submit a portfolio based on all years at NWOSU.  First-year faculty are exempt from submitting a portfolio, but will have student evaluations done in the fall.   

  • Faculty hired in the fall of 2005 or later are required to use LiveText for their faculty portfolio.  Faculty hired before fall 2005 may use LiveText or may create a hard-copy portfolio. 

  •  Faculty will be evaluated in 5 areas:   (faculty designated weights) 

1)      Teaching/Instruction   (40-75%)

2)      Professional Development   (5-25%) 

3)      Scholarly Activity   (5-25%)    

4)      Institutional Involvement   (5-25%) 

5)      Community Service   (0-15%) 


  • Faculty will be evaluated using three sources: 

1)         department/division chair

2)         peer faculty members 

3)         students (via online student evaluations from the fall semester)    


  • The timeline for the faculty evaluation process is as follows:

October 1st:  Portfolios due to department/division chairs along with peer faculty selections and faculty-designated weight ranges 


October-November:  Peers and Department/Division chairs evaluate faculty portfolios.  The Dept./Div. chair is responsible for getting the portfolios, the appropriate evaluation forms, and the faculty evaluation rubrics to evaluators. 


December 1st:  Completed evaluation forms and portfolios due to the appropriate Academic Dean.  (chair responsible for collecting forms & portfolio) 


December:  Academic Deans compile information and add in student evaluation scores.  The faculty evaluation summary sheet is filled out by the academic Dean.


January/February:  Department/Division chairs meet with faculty to go over the evaluations and return portfolios.