A peer review committee consists of three nonacademic faculty members, including a chair of the committee. The chair is responsible for submitting the final report to the college dean or vice president.
Human resources will provide a list of the Faculty Senate Appeals Committee to you. From this list, you will appoint one person and the department will appoint one person. The chair of the committee will be selected from this pool by the college dean or appropriate vice president. Human resources will advise each person in writing of their selection.
Peer Evaluation File
Within 30 calendar days after notification, you may establish a peer evaluation file that includes materials pertinent to the matter being evaluated.
Department heads will establish categories of evidence to be included in the peer evaluation file. Categories include:
- Performance evaluation
- Position description questionnaire (job description)
- Other documents used in support of the evaluation (e.g., special assignments, letters of instruction, written warnings, letters from campus constituents)
The review may include written materials submitted by the department head and you. The department head and higher levels of review may also use the peer evaluation file in addition to other sources.
The review may also include interviews with your supervisor and you. The interview should be restricted to information regarding the appeal. At its discretion, the committee may request interviews with other personnel. However, interviews are limited to persons who have a direct bearing or knowledge of the evaluation or intimate knowledge of your work. Character interviews are not allowed. The parties are interviewed separately.
After you have presented your case, the committee may ask questions to clarify information. It is not the responsibility of the committee to make the case for you or the department. The committee will reach conclusions based on the evidence presented by the department and you.
The committee should complete its work no later than the end of B-contract period. The specific date for the end of the B-contract period changes each year. This date usually occurs during the middle of May. Contact human resources for the exact date on which the B-contract period ends.