G-34-3.3.1 Evaluation of Part-Time and Adjunct Faculty

(Formerly HR-9-1.4)

It is the departmental chairpersons' responsibility to evaluate their department's part-time faculty utilizing the following:

A. First Year at COCC

  1. Student evaluations, all sections, every quarter.
  2. Peer Evaluation: minimum one class visit, pre and post conference, review of materials with written report to Designated Evaluator.
  3. Designated Evaluator review: written summary.

B. Second Year at COCC

  1. Student evaluations, all sections, every quarter.
  2. Peer Evaluation: minimum one class visit, pre and post conference, review of materials, with written report to Designated Evaluator (Individual departments may wish to use forms for this purpose, such as provided within the Peer Evaluation Handbook. However, written commentary should be added to the checklists).
  3. Designated Evaluator review: written summary.

C. After Two Years, or Six Quarters

  1. If, in the judgment of the Designated Evaluator, the performance to this point, as measured by the components for evaluation listed above, is sufficiently consistent and meritorious, the next Peer Evaluation and Designated Evaluator written review can be scheduled as much as three years later (allowing a gap of up to two years). This schedule could be readjusted to allow for more frequent review should the Designated Evaluator deems this desirable at any time.
  2. Written feedback should be received for the instructor's personnel file in either Winter or Spring quarter, but not later than May 15, unless the department chair notifies the instructor that it will be late.
  3. Part-time faculty have the option of submitting a statement of explanation or comment on such evaluations. Written evaluations and any faculty response will be filed in the instructor's personnel file.

D. Lapses in Service

In cases of absences of a year or more, returning faculty may be returned to the same position in the evaluation cycle.