Role of Designated Evaluator

The Role Of The Designated Evaluator

 

The Designated Evaluator has a major role in reviewing, assessing, and monitoring the faculty member's development of and progress on the Plan.  The Designated Evaluator should:

  •  Interact with the faculty member about the plan.
  • Explain the College's high professional improvement standards as they relate to requirements for employment, promotion, and tenure.
  • Direct the faculty member to the PIRT website, especially the PIP Checklist.
  • Direct the faculty member to PIP examples in Blackboard or the VPI's office.
  • Assist the faculty member in developing the plan.
  • Monitor the deadline for filing the plan.
  • Encourage a discussion of the plan within the department at a departmental meeting or by posting to the departmental folder.  The best plans come from departments where collegial discussion is taking place.
  • Ensure that the plan is complete before it goes on to the appropriate Dean's office.

2.      Provide a letter of support when, in the Designated Evaluator's judgment, the Plan appropriately contributes to department, program, and College goals and needs.  In the letter of support, the Designated Evaluator should

  • Affirm that the plan has been discussed,
  • Explain its specific contribution to individual, department/program, and institutional goals and needs
  • Recommend the plan's approval
  • Attach a signed copy of the Approval of PIP Signature Sheet on top of both the PIP and the letter of recommendation. 

3.      Note progress on the Professional Improvement Plan or the lack of a current plan, as a comment on the faculty member's Annual Report of Activities.  (See Faculty Evaluation:  Official Practices, IV, E, 3). 

4.      Review any formal Revisions, and provide letter of support, if merited.

In case of disagreements:

If the faculty member and the Designated Evaluator cannot reach agreement on the proposed Plan, PIRT should be called upon to mediate.  A letter from the Designated Evaluator indicating that discussion of the Plan has taken place should accompany the request for mediation.

If the Designated Evaluator and the appropriate Dean cannot reach an agreement, PIRT will be called upon to mediate.




Name_______________________________

Approval of PIP: Signature Sheet

Approval by both the Chair and the Instructional Dean is required.  Approval means PIP funding is available and step increase will occur.  Approval of PIP does not guarantee promotion or tenure as the Professional Improvement Plan is only part of a comprehensive faculty evaluation done by a faculty committee based on the approval process.   For information, see: Faculty Evaluation Official Practices

 

     _____approved 

 

     _____not approved

 

_______________________________

      DE Signature and Date 

 

 

 

_____ approved

 

 _____ not approved

 

_________________________________

    Dean Signature and Date

 

 

If PIRT approval is required:

 

  _____ approved

 

  _____ not approved

 

_________________________

PIRT Chair Signature and Date 

Note: if Chair and Dean are split, Plan goes to PIRT to decide.  Chair or Dean may wish to add notes to indicate any areas of concern related to non-approval.

Chair

Dean

Clear and appropriate goals:

 

 

 

 

Clear and appropriate goals:

 

 

Specific Activities for each goal:

 

 

 

 

Specific Activities for each goal:

 

Explanation of success in meeting identified goals:

 

 

 

Explanation of success in meeting identified goals:

 

Timelines as needed:

 

 

 

 

Timelines as needed:

       

 

 

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