Annual Evaluations

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) requires all faculty members to be evaluated in writing at least once annually. At UNLV, all full-time academic faculty members (including faculty-in-residence and lecturers) are evaluated for the calendar year (January 1 through December 31) during the first three months of the following year.

The content on this website is designed to assist faculty, evaluators, and administrative staff and ensure that evaluations are completed in a thorough and timely manner. The current evaluation process is fully electronic and carried out through UNLV Folio.

Questions regarding the evaluation process can be directed to annualevaluations@unlv.edu.

2020 Annual Evaluation Timeline

Please note the following actions all occur within the UNLVFolio system

Jan. 2 – Jan. 29 Faculty member completes and submits their Faculty Annual Achievement
Report to their supervisor (Department Chair or Dean).
Feb. 1 – Feb. 26

Supervisor completes the Faculty Annual Evaluation Report and reviews with the faculty member.

Faculty member should acknowledge the receipt of their Annual Evaluation Report by signing the report within a week of receiving it.

Mar. 1 – Mar. 15 Dean reviews and signs Annual Evaluation Reports for their unit.
Dean returns the signed annual evaluation to the faculty member and their chair.
They also share the completed file with the Office of Faculty Affairs.
Mar. 15 Deadline for signed Annual Evaluation Reports to be sent to the Office of Faculty Affairs

Three-Year Review of Dean
and Vice Provosts/Presidents

Per NSHE requirements, all deans and vice provosts/presidents are subject to annual evaluation by their supervisor, the Executive Vice President and Provost. Additionally, UNLV policies require executive-level administrators to undergo a comprehensive 360-degree review every three years that incorporates feedback from faculty and staff in the unit as well as from other internal and external stakeholders. Below is the schedule for the three-year review of deans and vice provosts/presidents at UNLV.

Process Workflow

The standard unit-level and university-level review processes, along with variations due to a request for peer review or submission of a written response/rejoinder, are described below:

NSHE Code and UNLV Bylaws

The UNLV annual evaluation process is governed by the NSHE Code (Title 2, Chapter 5.12-13) and the UNLV Bylaws (Chapter III, Section 8.1-8.5). According to these policies:

  • Tenure-track and untenured faculty are to be ranked using the four-point scale of “Excellent,” Commendable,” “Satisfactory,” and “Unsatisfactory.” Since 2007, the practice at UNLV has been for tenured faculty to be evaluated on a two-point scale of “Satisfactory” and “Unsatisfactory.”
  • As part of the evaluation of all tenure-track faculty, the department chair/director is asked to initial that he or she has met with the tenured faculty and incorporated into the evaluation the sense of the tenured faculty on the progress of the candidate toward tenure and promotion.
  • A chair/director who identifies unsatisfactory performance or finds significant need for improvement in the written evaluation of an academic faculty member must include a remediation plan for improvement.

Contact

The academic faculty annual evaluation process is managed by the Office of Faculty Affairs. Questions regarding the evaluation process can be directed to annualevaluations@unlv.edu.