Department Chair Evaluation Survey Process
For the policy governing this process and for its timeline, see
"Evaluative Review of Academic
Administrators by Faculty and Other Personnel." The
process is as follows:
The Office of the Provost announces the evaluation and makes
available a copy of the generic department chair survey
instrument on this web site: see Department Chair Evaluation Form
(PDF file) (announcement date: January 15).
Deans' offices collect department-specific items (updated
every four years) and send the following to the Office of the
Provost (submission due date: January 31):
The number of evaluation instruments needed for each
department on the list (Personnel invited to participate
include full-time faculty, part-time faculty, and
non-faculty, non-secretarial personnel [e.g., library
paraprofessionals] who report directly to the chair.)
Department-specific items for each department (These are
updated every four years. A department that submitted
department-specific items for the survey in 2005, for
example, would not revise them until 2009.)
The Office of the Provost customizes evaluation instruments for
each department, prints the number of survey instruments
requested, and sends evaluation instruments to deans'
offices, who distribute the instruments to the departments
(forms available date: February 15).
Evaluators return the completed evaluation instruments directly
to the Office of the Provost (submission due date: March 15).
The Office of the Provost tabulate responses to the survey and
distribute a summary of responses to the department chair
evaluated and the dean to whom the chair reports (dissemination
due date: April 15). A copy of the summary of responses is
maintained in the Office of the Provost. Completed survey
instruments are retained for one year and then destroyed.
If you have questions or concerns about the process described here,
e-mail or phone Jonathan Glenn (firstname.lastname@example.org, 450-3126).