All personnel evaluations involving tenure, promotion, annual evaluations and merit recommendations, which may result in salary increases, shall be made on the basis of the person's professional performance in meeting specified professional responsibilities.
The appropriate administrator shall inform each faculty member of final annual, merit, promotion, and/or tenure recommendations within 15 calendar days from the date of making the recommendations. If the faculty member disagrees with the recommendation(s), he or she may ask for reconsideration through regular administrative channels as specified in the Code, Chapter 5, section 5.2.4 and the University Bylaws, Part 3, Chapter III, Section 41. Further recourse is defined in Part 3, Chapter II of the University Bylaws. A faculty member shall receive written notice from the appropriate administrator of reasons for the evaluation recommendations including the recommendations of any peer review involved.
All personnel recommendations involving tenure, promotion, and annual review shall follow the procedures and schedule specified by the University Bylaws, Part 3, Chapter III, Sections 41-43. In case of positive recommendations for promotion and/or tenure, the Area Director shall forward the recommendation from the Area to the Cooperative Extension Personnel Committee, the Dean and Director shall append his/her recommendations, if positive, and forward the entire packet to the University Promotion and Tenure Committee.
In the event that the evaluations is negative at either the area or unit level, the faculty can follow the recourse outlined int the grievance procedures as established in Part 3, Chapter II of the University Bylaws.
All evaluations shall be in writing, with copies provided for the faculty member's personal and personnel files. The purpose of all evaluations processes shall be to inform the faculty member of his or her observed strengths, to initiate correction of any observed weaknesses, and to provide an opportunity for an mutual discussion of the evaluation.