Tenure & Evaluation Timeline: First and Second Year*

October 1

First-year candidate submits names of two Faculty Evaluation Team members to Tenure Committee.

Fall Semester

FET members observe classroom/lab and deliver written record of observation to candidate. Student evaluation surveys completed for candidate to be shared with FET members.

Spring Semester

FET members observe classroom/lab and deliver written record of observation to candidate. Student evaluation surveys completed for candidate to be shared with FET members.

March 1

Candidate submits Annual Self-Report to Division Chair.

March 15

Division chair forwards summative evaluation report to candidate.

April 1

Candidate meets with Division Chair to discuss 1) student evaluations, 2) annual self-report, and 3) chair's teaching observation(s) & summative evaluation. Candidate and division chair sign and date written reports to acknowledge their review.

April 15

Division chair submits evaluation report to Vice President of Instruction. If division chair and Vice President determine that a remediation plan is necessary, it will be developed in consultation with candidate.

May 1

Candidate informs Tenure Committee in writing that FET evaluations have been completed. Division Chair submits recommendation for continued employment to Vice President and candidate.

May 15

Student evaluations and summative evaluation reports placed in candidate’s personnel file.


* This timeline is a quick guide to tenure & evaluation procedures. Please consult NIC Policies and Procedures for full descriptions and/or to clarify any questions.