Lecturer Faculty Evaluation

This section has information for lecturer (instructional) faculty evaluation processes. Information for temporary non-instructional faculty (librarians and counselors) are contained in separate sections. The term “lecturer faculty” is meant to be all-inclusive of temporary faculty who teach and those who supervise clinical experiences and is not intended to be restricted to those who provide traditional lectures. The educational performance of both types of faculty assignments, while different, must be reviewed.

Periodic Reviews

As part of the appointment and retention processes, lecturer faculty are reviewed at different frequencies based on the type of appointment. Lecturer faculty with one-year appointments are reviewed annually, prior to another one year or initial three-year appointment. Lecturer faculty with three-year appointments are reviewed every three years, prior to a subsequent three-year appointment being offered. These evaluations are designed so that peers and administrators can determine if the lecturer faculty is doing their job satisfactorily and thereby meeting the needs of  students.


Range Elevation Reviews

Lecturer faculty (as well as temporary library and counselor faculty) are eligible for review for a range elevation (pay increase) if:

  1. they have no more service-based salary increases (SSI) eligibility and have served five years in their current range.
  2. In addition, lecturers and temporary librarian and counselor faculty unit employees who have not exhausted SSI eligibility by the beginning of the academic year may qualify for eligibility for range elevation based on sufficient full-time adjusted service (FTAS). FTAS is defined as the average time base (FTE) worked over the year, divided by 0.8, and up to a maximum of 1.0 for that year.  

For individuals working in more than one department at a campus, eligibility is determined separately for each department. FTAS should be added up for every year from the point where the faculty member entered the current range. Individuals with six or more years of FTAS in their current range as of the beginning of the academic year shall be eligible for range elevation review.

The FTAS process to apply for range elevation will remain in effect through the conclusion of the current collective bargaining agreement on June 30, 2024, and will apply to academic and fiscal years 2021/2022, 2022/2023, and 2023/2024. Eligibility for range elevation via FTAS will continue to be based on FTAS earned by the conclusion of the prior Spring semester.

Applications for range elevation should include evidence of effective teaching performance as well as evidence of currency in the faculty member's field reflective of the entire time the faculty has been in the current range (6 years or more.)

A terminal degree will be considered a requirement for consideration of elevation to ranges C or D if appropriate to the faculty member’s assignment, based on the faculty member's performance of the essential duties of the position, and if specified as a requirement for employment in the faculty member's appointment letter.