Faculty Rights Tip: Evaluation Criteria

Article 15.3 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement provides that once an evaluation process begins, there shall be no changes. We all know, however, that procedures and criteria change over time.

Evaluation changes usually trigger union rights to meet and confer over the changes, and CFA engages the administration to protect our members’ rights.

There may be instances in which a change in evaluation criteria and procedures violates the collective bargaining agreement, as the change occurs during the evaluation process and impacts tenure and promotion decisions.

Often when evaluation policies change, faculty members make an explicit election to be evaluated either under the criteria in place when they were hired or the newer criteria.

If you have a question about evaluation criteria, contact your campus CFA Chapter Faculty Rights Representative

See previous Faculty Rights Tips on a range of topics in our contract.

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