Faculty Performance Review - Job Description/Annual Review

Faculty Student Course Evaluation (SCE)

Proposed and Approved by Faculty Senate Spring 2020 (COVID -19)

As a one-time consideration, Student Course Evaluations (SCEs) for the 2020 spring semester will continue as planned. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC) Faculty will be given the option to exclude any Student Course Evaluation results obtained during the Spring 2020 semester from future evaluations or considerations.

Faculty Performance Review - Job Description/Annual Review

The purpose of performance review is to support the faculty member's continuous professional development and excellence. In this way, faculty evaluation contributes to ongoing improvement of college programs.

Overall evaluation of instructional personnel at Lewis-Clark State College has several components. The job description and annual performance review comprise the foundation. Other parts include advancement in rank, tenure, and periodic performance review.

1. Annual Performance Review

  • Job Description

Each calendar year a Job Description will be developed for all instructional and library faculty members. Job Descriptions are not required for adjunct faculty teaching six or fewer credits per semester.

Job Description form for Instructional Faculty

Job Description form for Library Faculty

Timeline:  Before March 1, the division chair or director will meet with the faculty member to negotiate the Job Description for the calendar year (spring semester of the current academic year and the fall semester of the following academic year).  By March 1, the signed Job Description must be submitted for approval to the dean. The approved Job Description will be returned to the division/library and kept on file for use in completing the annual performance review.

  • Annual Performance Review

All instructional personnel will be confidentially evaluated annually on assigned duties as established by the current year Job Description.  Performance Reviews shall be conducted by the division chair/director.  For non-tenured faculty, the division chair/director must include with the evaluation a recommendation regarding continued employment.

Annual Performance Review form for Instructional Faculty

Annual Performance Review form for Library Faculty

Annual Review timeline:

January 25 - 1st Year Faculty

November 8 - 2nd Year Faculty

March 1 - 3rd+ Year Faculty

May 1 - Adjuncts teaching more than 6 credits a semester.

2. Faculty Rank and Promotion

The quality of the college is determined, to a large extent, by the quality of the faculty, and as such, the administration and faculty based the criteria for advancement in rank on continued growth in professional skills and performance.  Promotion is one means of encouraging professional improvement, of reflecting the continuing value of the faculty member to the college, and of rewarding meritorious service.

Policy 2.106 details the Promotion process.

3. Tenure

Tenure refers to a faculty member's continuous employment following a probationary period and upon fulfillment of the appropriate criteria.

Policy 2.111 details the Tenure process.

4. Periodic Performance Review

At intervals not to exceed five (5) years following the award of tenure, the performance of tenured faculty must be reviewed.  When review for promotion to full professor coincides with a scheduled Periodic Performance Review, then the promotion review may take place of the Periodic Performance Review.

Policy 2.113 details the Periodic Performance Review process.