Passed by Evans School Faculty 1/12/00

The normal merit consultation process for the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance consists of the following:

In the winter term each faculty member creates a portfolio that consists of:

  1. His/her personal statement covering the last academic year
  2. An updated vita
  3. A three-year activity sheet prepared according to the school format
  4. Copies of relevant documents to bring to the attention of the merit process.

The Evans School activity sheet, vita, prior year annual review letter, and personal statement are distributed to all relevant faculty prior to the merit discussions. The full file is made available to anyone interested in reading the documents prior to the merit discussions. At the merit discussions a copy of the agreement between the faculty member and dean about the prior year’s expectations will be made available to the group.

At a regular meeting of the tenured faculty, the associate and full professors discuss the assistant professors and the full-time senior lecturers. After full discussion, the faculty come to agreement, either by consensus, open or secret ballot depending upon their choice. They recommend that each faculty member be listed in one of four categories:

  • No Raise
  • Below Norm
  • Norm
  • Above Norm

This process is repeated for the evaluation of the associate professors who are evaluated by the full professors.

The final decision on merit pay is delegated to the dean who shall take account of these consultations and orderings.

Merit Recommendations for Full Professors
The dean shall consult with the associate dean and with one full professor about the placement of full professors within the categories. The full professor shall be chosen on a rotating basis and normally serve in this position for one year. The position shall be considered a normal faculty committee assignment. The professor should review the files of all the full professors and participate in a full and candid discussion about all professors except the professor involved.

The final decision on merit pay is delegated to the dean who shall take account of these consultations and orderings.

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