Tenure & Evaluation Timeline: Third Year*

Fall Semester

FET members conduct at least one summative (formal) classroom observation and evaluation, using a form approved by the tenure committee for summative evaluations. Student evaluation surveys completed for candidate to be shared with FET members.

Spring Semester

By March 31, FET members conduct at least one summative (formal) classroom observation and evaluation, using a form approved by the tenure committee for summative evaluations. 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 & 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.

April 30

FET members submit a summative evaluation inclusive of all years of observation to candidate. FET members meet with candidate to review summative evaluation. Candidate signs evaluation to acknowledge receipt. FET members submit copies of summative evaluation to Division Chair.

May 1

Division Chair submits recommendation for continued employment to Vice President and Faculty Member.

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.