Board of Regents Handbook
Title 2 - Chapter 5, Section 5.12.1-5.12.3 - Evaluations
Section 5.12 Evaluations
Faculty shall be evaluated in writing at least once annually by department chairs, supervisors or heads of administrative units. The performance evaluations of executive and supervisory faculty shall include consultation with the professional and classified staff of the administrative unit.
All performance evaluations of untenured faculty shall include a rating of (i) "excellent," (ii) "commendable," (iii) "satisfactory," or (iv) "unsatisfactory." All performance evaluations of tenured faculty shall include a rating of (i) "excellent," (ii) "commendable," (iii) "satisfactory," or (iv) "unsatisfactory" unless institutional bylaws require a rating of only (i) "satisfactory" or (ii) "unsatisfactory." The areas of evaluation and procedures for evaluation of academic faculty and administrative faculty shall be established in Board policies and institutional bylaws. All performance evaluations shall include a narrative addressing each area of performance, and at least every three years a narrative addressing progress toward tenure and/or promotion, if applicable. The three year narrative progress assessment shall be prepared in consultation with the appropriate tenure review committee or promotion committee, if any. Evaluations of instructional faculty shall include an assessment incorporating teaching evaluations completed by their students. (B/R 10/08)
5.12.3 Review of Evaluations
Each institution and the System Office shall adopt, in their respective bylaws, a procedure for review of a faculty member's adverse annual evaluation rating, as provided in Section 5.16 of the NSHE Code. Academic and administrative faculty who disagree with the supervisor's evaluation may submit a written rejoinder, as provided for in Title 4, Ch. 3, Sec. 4(5). (B/R 12/06)
Title 4 - Codification of Board Policy Statements Chapter 3, Section 4 for elaboration on Board policy regarding evaluations