Evaluation Guidelines and Procedures for Research Faculty



The following guidelines apply only to Research Faculty who are being paid nine or more months salary by Idaho State University through the Office of Research.



Teaching

Research Faculty will typically be expected to teach no more than one upper division/graduate level course (3-4 credits) and no more than one upper division/graduate level seminar course (1-2 credits) per year. The specific course(s) that are taught will be determined by the Chair of the Department in which the Research Faculty is located in cooperation with the Director of any program that the Research Faculty member is associated with (e.g., a Research Center).



Research Faculty are eligible for Graduate Faculty status and, if appointed to the Graduate Faculty, may advise graduate students in accord with the policies and procedures of the Department in which they are located.



Evaluation of teaching performance will be done by the Department in which the Research Faculty member is located, using the procedure that is typical for that Department. Criteria for evaluating teaching performance shall include student evaluations, and also can include mentoring of graduate students and observation of teaching in the classroom.



Research

Research Faculty are expected to maintain active and productive extramurally funded research programs. The criteria for evaluating research activity will be evaluated by the Department in which the Research Faculty member is located and by the Director of any program that the Research Faculty member is associated with (e.g. Research Center Director).



Public Service

Research Faculty are expected to contribute to their Department, the University, the local community, and their professional community. Dependent on department preferences, service contributions may include serving on department, college, or University committees, reviewing manuscripts for journals, reviewing grant proposals or serving on review panels for funding agencies, and serving on review panels or advisory boards for public or private agencies (e.g. management agencies, governmental panels). Research related public service will be evaluated by the department in which the Research Faculty member is located, using a standard that is acceptable for that department.



Annual Evaluation and Promotion Procedures

1. The Department Chair will provide an annual written evaluation of the candidate's teaching, research, and public service to the Dean of the appropriate College and to the Chief Research Officer. If the candidate is associated with a Research Center, the Center Director should play a primary role in evaluating the candidate's research productivity.



2. The College Dean will review the recommendation regarding the candidate's teaching, research and public service.



3. The Chief Research Officer will provide an annual evaluation of the candidate's research, teaching, and public service to the Academic Vice President, and make recommendations regarding applications for promotion.



Approved by Faculty Senate - March 12, 2001