Revised March 18, 2009
Dear Department Chairs and Faculty:
On behalf of our Evaluation Committee, we extend our appreciation to those of you who
participated in the Evaluation workshops which were held on January 14th and 15th. The
outcome was immensely successful. The following institutional minimum and maximum role
parameter values were discussed and revised based on recommendations from various workshop
participants. In addition, the roles were defined by faculty groups and approved by Dr.
McFarlane, Vice President of Academic Affairs. The definitions and role parameters will
be submitted as action items at the Faculty Senate meeting on January 25th.
|Great Basin College Dynamic Faculty Role Model
|Minimum Weight (%)
||Maximum Weight (%)
Delivery (IDEA Form), Design, Assessment,
and Course Management
Department Chairs, Program Supervisor
To the Institution, the Students, and the Community
Our committee is ready to undertake Step 4. The objective
of Step 4 is to consider how much weight or relative importance
the various components of each role should have in the overall evaluation of that specific
role. We are asking that each department express the proportion or weight that will be
given to the performance of each component in the evaluation of the total role.
In this letter, you will find the range of weights for the roles in the faculty evaluation
system (see above) and, separately, the worksheets for Step 4.
These worksheets include the definition for each role.
The range of weights and the definitions are from Steps 2 and 3.
These are informational. Please do not use the range of weights from Step
3 as you complete the work in Step 4.
In Step 4, you are creating a range of weights for various components
identified as belonging to each role. If a role has only one component, then that role
has only one weight -- 100%. In our case, Community Service is the only such role.
If the role is not required for every faculty member, then the lowest weight assigned
to each component must be 0%. Management represents that role for GBC. Your department
must decide what the highest weight is for each component in management, but 0% must be
the low end of the range.
You'll notice that several role worksheets have components that are listed as required.
Those components must have a weight of at least 1% because each faculty member is required
to be rated on that component in their evaluation. Instructional delivery is one such
component. The lower weight may be more than 1%; your department should decide what the
highest weight is for those components.
In the role, Creative/Scholarly Activity, a suggested low weight for Proficiency is 25%.
In a discussion with committee members, administration suggested that percentage because
proficiency includes all professional development activities. These would include professional
workshops, in-service trainings and recertification. If your department believes that
25% is too high, change the number, but please include support for reducing the percentage.
The evaluation committee is requesting that the work for Step 4 be
completed by February 29nd. Please contact Lynette and/or Linda if you need personal
assistance in completing this step during your department meetings.
If you have any questions, please call or e-mail Lynette Macfarlan or Linda Uhlenkott.
The completion for Step 4 is essential for completing the foundation in building the GBC
Evaluation system. The new and improved system is designed for faculty by
the faculty. We can can't move forward without you! Thank you for your continuing support.
Evaluation Committee Members