Part 3 - Comprehensive Standards
  

3.7.2  The institution regularly evaluates the effectiveness of each faculty member in accord with published criteria, regardless of contractual or tenured status. (Faculty evaluation)

Compliance
Partial Compliance
Non-Compliance

Narrative

The University of New Orleans follows procedures to evaluate all faculty regardless of contractual or tenured status. An annual performance review is conducted for all full and part time faculty annually by their supervisor. Faculty in tenure-line positions are evaluated by their supervisors and peer faculty during the tenure review and promotion process. Faculty are also evaluated by students as part of the course evaluation process conducted for all courses taught at the university.

The University of Louisiana System Board of Regents Bylaw/Rule Faculty Rank specifies that each faculty member be evaluated on an annual basis and that the institution’s policy for faculty evaluations include definite and stated criteria. Board policy also states that each institution utilize a system of periodic faculty evaluations by students with the improvement of teaching effectiveness as a major focus of such evaluations. System policy also states that evaluations are to assess performance in an appropriate mix of teaching, research, and service. University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors PPM “Review of Faculty Ranks” directs that all faculty members should be evaluated at least annually by the department chair/head with a review by the dean.

Annual Performance Evaluation

University of New Orleans Administrative Procedure AP-BA-45.2 Performance Appraisal Requirements for Classified, Unclassified and Academic Employees requires that all university personnel, including faculty, be evaluated annually. It also states that faculty will be evaluated in accordance with a faculty evaluation protocol policy.  The protocol for faculty evaluation “Continuing Review of Faculty Achievements” was adopted when the University transferred from the Louisiana State University System to the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors in 2012. The policy is aligned with the requirements of the University of Louisiana System and the American Association of University Professors Policy Documents and Reports.

All full and part time faculty are currently evaluated on a calendar year basis since the university transferred governance boards in the middle of an academic year. The evaluation protocol includes four components: teaching, research, service and an overall assessment of performance. The same procedure is used for both full time and adjunct faculty although some faculty are not evaluated on a particular measure if it is not relevant to their position. For example, adjunct faculty are typically only assessed on teaching. Instructors and faculty appointments in non-tenure track lines are typically not evaluated on research.

Tables 1-6 provides a summary of the evaluation data for the most recent review (2013) by academic college and the library. A more in-depth presentation of the data is available on the attached spreadsheet. Samples of completed evaluations are provided for each academic college and the library. Each sample includes full time faculty at various ranks as well as adjunct faculty (except the library which does not employ adjunct faculty).​ (College of Business Administration; College of Education and Human Development; College of Engineering; College of Liberal Arts; College of Sciences; Earl K. Long Library)

 

Table 1: OVERALL RESULTS FOR COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Rank Teaching Research
  Satisfactory Unsatisfactory N/A Satisfactory Unsatisfactory N/A
  # % # % # % # % # % # %
Professor 26 96% 1 4% 0 0% 23 85% 3 11% 1 4%
Associate Professor 14 100% 0 0% 0 0% 13 93% 1 7% 0 0%
Assistant Professor 7 88% 1 13% 0 0% 7 88% 0 0% 1 13%
Instructor 33 100% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 33 100%
Adjunct 9 100% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 9 100%
GA/TA 18 100% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 18 100%
Other 4 100% 0 0% 0 0% 2 50% 1 25% 1 25%
Total 111 98% 2 2% 0 0% 45 40% 5 4% 63 56%
Rank Service Overall
  Satisfactory Unsatisfactory N/A Satisfactory Unsatisfactory N/A
  # % # % # % # % # % # %
Professor 25 93% 1 4% 1 4% 26 96% 1 4% 0 0%
Associate Professor 14 100% 0 0% 0 0% 14 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Assistant Professor 7 88% 0 0% 1 13% 7 88% 1 13% 0 0%
Instructor 4 12% 0 0% 29 88% 33 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Adjunct 0 0% 0 0% 9 100% 9 100% 0 0% 0 0%
GA/TA 0 0% 0 0% 18 100% 18 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Other 3 75% 0 0% 1 25% 4 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Total 53 47% 1 1% 59 52% 111 98% 2 2% 0 0%

 

Table 2: OVERALL RESULTS FOR COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Rank Teaching Research
  Satisfactory Unsatisfactory N/A Satisfactory Unsatisfactory N/A
  # % # % # % # % # % # %
Professor 5 100% 0 0% 0 0% 5 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Associate Professor 6 100% 0 0% 0 0% 6 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Assistant Professor 15 100% 0 0% 0 0% 14 93% 0 0% 1 7%
Instructor 17 100% 0 0% 0 0% 14 93% 0 0% 1 7%
Adjunct 17 94% 1 6% 0 0% 1 6% 0 0% 17 94%
Other 5 100% 0 0% 0 0% 4 80% 0 0% 1 20%
Total 65 98% 2 2% 0 0% 44 67% 0 0% 22 33%
Rank Teaching Research
  Satisfactory Unsatisfactory N/A Satisfactory Unsatisfactory N/A
  # % # % # % # % # % # %
Professor 5 100% 0 0% 0 0% 5 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Associate Professor 6 100% 0 0% 0 0% 6 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Assistant Professor 14 93% 0 0% 1 1% 15 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Instructor 14 82% 0 0% 3 18% 17 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Adjunct 1 6% 0 0% 17 94% 17 94% 1 6% 0 0%
Other 5 100% 0 0% 0 0% 5 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Total 45 68% 0 0% 21 32% 65 98% 1 2% 0 0%

 

Table 3: OVERALL RESULTS FOR COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Rank Teaching Research
  Satisfactory Unsatisfactory N/A Satisfactory Unsatisfactory N/A
  # % # % # % # % # % # %
Professor 15 100% 0 0% 0 0% 15 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Associate Professor 9 100% 0 0% 0 0% 8 89% 1 11% 0 0%
Assistant Professor 6 100% 0 0% 0 0% 4 67% 0 0% 2 33%
Instructor 21 100% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 21 100%
Adjunct 9 100% 0 0% 0 0% 4 44% 0 0% 5 56%
Other 5 100% 0 0% 0 0% 5 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Total 65 100% 0 0% 0 0% 36 55% 1 2% 28 43%
Rank Teaching Research
  Satisfactory Unsatisfactory N/A Satisfactory Unsatisfactory N/A
  # % # % # % # % # % # %
Professor 15 100% 0 0% 0 0% 15 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Associate Professor 9 100% 0 0% 0 0% 8 89% 0 0% 1 11%
Assistant Professor 5 83% 0 0% 1 17% 4 67% 0 0% 2 33%
Instructor 0 0% 0 0% 21 100% 4 19% 0 0% 17 81%
Adjunct 4 44% 0 0% 5 56% 8 89% 0 0% 1 11%
Other 5 100% 0 0% 0 0% 5 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Total 38 58% 0 0% 27 42% 44 68% 0 0% 21 32%

 

Table 4: OVERALL RESULTS FOR COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

Rank Teaching Research
  Satisfactory Unsatisfactory N/A Satisfactory Unsatisfactory N/A
  # % # % # % # % # % # %
Professor 29 100% 0 0% 0 0% 27 93% 1 3% 1 3%
Associate Professor 30 100% 0 0% 0 0% 30 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Assistant Professor 27 100% 0 0% 0 0% 26 96% 1 4% 0 0%
Instructor 47 98% 1 2% 0 0% 8 17% 0 0% 40 83%
Adjunct 19 90% 0 0% 2 10% 6 29% 0 0% 15 71%
GA/TA 54 100% 0 0% 0 0% 21 39% 0 0% 33 61%
Other 33 100% 0 0% 0 0% 25 76% 0 0% 8 24%
Total 239 99% 1 0% 2 1% 143 59% 2 1% 97 40%
Rank Teaching Research
  Satisfactory Unsatisfactory N/A Satisfactory Unsatisfactory N/A
  # % # % # % # % # % # %
Professor 27 93% 0 0% 2 7% 29 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Associate Professor 30 100% 0 0% 0 0% 30 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Assistant Professor 27 100% 0 0% 0 0% 27 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Instructor 29 60% 0 0% 19 40% 47 98% 0 0% 1 2%
Adjunct 7 33% 0 0% 14 67% 19 90% 0 0% 2 10%
GA/TA 28 52% 0 0% 26 48% 54 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Other 27 82% 0 0% 6 18% 33 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Total 175 72% 0 0% 67 28% 239 99% 0 0% 3 1%

 

Table 5: OVERALL RESULTS FOR COLLEGE OF SCIENCE

Rank Teaching Research
  Satisfactory Unsatisfactory N/A Satisfactory Unsatisfactory N/A
  # % # % # % # % # % # %
Professor 26 96% 1 4% 0 0% 26 96% 1 4% 0 0%
Associate Professor 18 100% 0 0% 0 0% 16 89% 1 6% 1 6%
Assistant Professor 10 91% 0 0% 1 9% 11 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Instructor 27 100% 0 0% 0 0% 1 4% 0 0% 26 96%
Adjunct 6 100% 0 0% 0 0% 2 33% 0 0% 4 67%
GA/TA 62 100% 0 0% 0 0% 14 23% 0 0% 48 77%
Other 9 100% 0 0% 0 0% 6 67% 0 0% 3 33%
Total 158 100% 1 1% 1 1% 76 48% 2 1% 82 51%
Rank Teaching Research
  Satisfactory Unsatisfactory N/A Satisfactory Unsatisfactory N/A
  # % # % # % # % # % # %
Professor 27 100% 0 0% 0 0% 26 96% 1 4% 0 0%
Associate Professor 17 94% 0 0% 1 6% 18 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Assistant Professor 10 91% 0 0% 1 9% 11 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Instructor 20 74% 0 0% 7 26% 27 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Adjunct 2 33% 0 0% 4 67% 6 100% 0 0% 0 0%
GA/TA 23 37% 0 0% 39 63% 62 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Other 6 67% 0 0% 3 33% 9 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Total 105 66% 0 0% 55 34% 159 99% 1 1% 0 0%

 

Table 6: OVERALL RESULTS FOR LIBRARY

Rank Teaching Research
  Satisfactory Unsatisfactory N/A Satisfactory Unsatisfactory N/A
  # % # % # % # % # % # %
Professor 2 100% 0 0% 0 0% 2 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Associate Professor 3 100% 0 0% 0 0% 3 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Assistant Professor 4 100% 0 0% 0 0% 3 75% 1 25% 0 0%
Other 1 100% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 1 100% 0 0%
Total 10 100% 0 0% 0 0% 8 80% 2 20% 0 0%
Rank Teaching Research
  Satisfactory Unsatisfactory N/A Satisfactory Unsatisfactory N/A
  # % # % # % # % # % # %
Professor 2 100% 0 0% 0 0% 2 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Associate Professor 2 67% 1 33% 0 0% 3 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Assistant Professor 4 100% 0 0% 0 0% 4 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Other 1 100% 0 0% 0 0% 1 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Total 9 90% 1 10% 0 0% 10 100% 0 0% 0 0%

 

Work is underway to revise the faculty evaluation system for the 2014-15 academic year. A new faculty workload policy was developed by the Faculty Governance Committee and adopted in spring 2014. Software (Faculty 180) was implemented in the 2013-14 academic year to support faculty in reporting professional activities associated with the performance of their duties (e.g., research, service, publications, and professional development). A new faculty evaluation protocol will be developed to align with the revised workload policy. Reports from the Faculty 180 software will continue to be used as part of the documentation of faculty activities to assist in the evaluation process. It is also projected that the evaluation timeline will be adjusted to cover the entire academic year. If the timeline is adjusted, permission will be sought from the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors to avoid conflict with the annual requirement in the Bylaws/Rules since UNO transferred to the University of Louisiana System mid-year.

Tenure and Promotion Evaluation

The University of New Orleans Administrative Policy AP-AA-05.2 Policies and Procedures for Promotion in Academic Rank and Tenure is aligned with both the Board of Regents policy “Statement on Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Responsibility” and the University of Louisiana System Bylaw/Rule Chapter III Faculty and Staff Section XI “Tenure”. Faculty in tenure line positions are eligible for promotion and tenure; whereas, faculty at the instructor level are not eligible for tenure. University of New Orleans Administrative Policy AP-AA-21.2 Faculty Appointments specifies all faculty positions employed at the University as well as those appointments that are eligible for tenure. In addition to the university policy on tenure, several departments have adopted supplementary promotion and tenure policy guidelines.

Full-time faculty hired at the rank of Assistant Professor serve a probationary period not to exceed seven years of continuous service. Faculty members hired at the rank of Associate Professor serve a probationary period approved by the President of the University, but not less than one year or more than four years. Faculty members initially employed at the rank of Professor may be granted tenure upon appointment or, at the discretion of the institution, may be required to serve a probationary period not to exceed four years. Thus, the probationary period for new faculty at the Associate and Professor ranks is determined by the appointment letter.

Evaluation for tenure typically occurs two years prior to the end of the probationary term (penultimate year). For faculty at the Assistant Professor level, the final tenure review typically takes place in year six. Recommendation for tenure begins in the academic department and based on the recommendation of tenured faculty in the department and the chair, moves to the college level. The dean of the faculty member’s college makes a recommendation regarding tenure and/or promotion to the Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs. The Provost submits the application with a recommendation to the President who, in turn, submits a recommendation to the University of Louisiana System. Final authority for granting or denying tenure rests with the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. The faculty member petitioning for tenure and/or promotion is notified of the decision at each point in the tenure review process.

Faculty at all ranks are expected to meet the criteria for successful performance established by their department. Advancement in academic rank is not automatic but is based on the faculty member’s performance. Typical considerations for promotion include an assessment of performance in teaching, research and service as supported by evidence associated with the annual faculty evaluation. As specified in University of Louisiana System guidelines, other factors such as rank distribution within the unit, may be considered. The University of New Orleans Administrative Policy AP-AA-05.2 provides the specific procedures and timeline associated with the promotion and tenure process.

Course Evaluation by Students

Students are provided an opportunity to evaluate each course offered at the University at the end of each term. Two primary procedures are used, one for “traditional” courses taught in a face-to-face format and another for courses taught in a distance education format. The majority of the items on the two protocols are the same; however, additional items pertinent to distance delivery are included in the protocol used for distance courses. ((Traditional Course Evaluation Form) (Distance Education Course Evaluation Form))

Results of course evaluations are calculated at the administrative level and disseminated to faculty and college administration (deans/chairs). The same procedure is used for both full time and adjunct faculty. Examples of course evaluation data for both traditional and distance education coursework are provided. Student evaluation data are used at the department level as one important data source to evaluate the teaching activities of full and part time faculty in the annual faculty evaluation process.

Supporting Documents

Document Description
Document IconAP_AA_22_2_Faculty_WorkloadUniversity of New Orleans Administrative Policy AP-AA-22-2 Faculty Workload
Document IconBOR_State_Acad_Free_Ten_ResponBoard of Regents’ Statement on Academic Freedom, Tenure and Responsibility
Document IconCourse_Eval_Form_DisCourse Evaluation Form for Distance Education Courses
Document IconCourse_Eval_Form_TradCourse Evaluation Form for Traditional Courses
Document IconExample_Course_Eval_DisExample of Course Evaluations for Distance Education Courses
Document IconExample_Student_Eval_Sociology_Spring_2014Example of Student Course Evaluations for the Department of Sociology - Spring 2014
Document IconSample_Fac_Eval_COBASample of Faculty Evaluations for College of Business Administration
Document IconSample_Fac_Eval_COESample of Faculty Evaluations for College of Engineering
Document IconSample_Fac_Eval_COEHDSample of Faculty Evaluations for College of Education and Human Development
Document IconSample_Fac_Eval_COLASample of Faculty Evaluations for College of Liberal Arts
Document IconSample_Fac_Eval_COSSample of Faculty Evaluations for College of Sciences
Document IconSample_Fac_Eval_LibSample of Faculty Evaluations for Library
Document IconSpread_Fac_Eval_2013Spreadsheet of Faculty Evaluation Data for 2013
Document IconUL_System_Bylaw_Chpt_3_X_Faculty_RankUniversity of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors Bylaw/Rule Part Two Chapter III Faculty and Staff Section X Faculty Rank
Document IconUL_System_Chpt_3_XI_TenureUniversity of Louisiana System Bylaw: Ch 3, Section XI, Promotion and Tenure
Document IconUL_System_Pol_Proced_PPM_FS_III_X_D_1University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors Policy FS-III.X.D-1 Review of Faculty Ranks
Document IconUNO_AP_AA_21_2University of New Orleans Administrative Policy - Faculty Appointments
Document IconUNO_AP_BA_45_2University of New Orleans Administrative Policy Performance Appraisal Requirements for Classified, Unclassified, and Academic Employees
Document IconUNO_Contin_Fac_AchievContinuing Review of Faculty Achievements
Document IconUNO_Proc_Pro_Acad_Rank_TenUniversity of New Orleans Administrative Procedures for Promotion in Academic Rank and for Tenure