January 10, 2019
Posed to: Pamela Chally, Provost
Why are Department Chairs not including a faculty member’s proportional assignment in teaching, research and service with their annual evaluations? The union contract requires it, common sense suggests it, and theory and practice recommends it. The university risks grievances for failing to include this information in annual evaluations. Failure to include such information could also be grounds for appeal in tenure cases. Chairs included this information in the past. Anecdotal evidence indicates few are doing so now. Why are chairs not providing this essential information to faculty? Please do so going forward.
Answer from the Floor by Provost Chally:
If Department Chairs are not being provided information, the Provost Office will provide the information.