The college places a high value on faculty evaluation as a tool to assist faculty in personal and professional growth and to drive the college’s achievements of strategic goals. At the core lies a series of evaluation principles that were developed, beginning in 2003, by a committee of faculty from across the college. The committee, which represented faculty from the college's teaching, research, and Extension divisions, was asked to develop principles for recognizing and rewarding faculty excellence. 

This committee met throughout 2004 to develop and discuss principles for unit leaders to use in evaluating faculty, and to develop basic guidelines for faculty to use in their annual reports and thus facilitate a fair and substantive review. The principles and guidelines developed by this committee act as a guide for both faculty and unit leaders in our shared goals to foster excellence in learning, discovery and engagement.

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