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 for academic faculty should be directed to

Annual Evaluation General Timeline

Please note the following actions all occur within the UNLVFolio system

December Faculty member ensures all activities are up to date for the year under review.
January Faculty member generates their Faculty Annual Achievement Report and, if necessary, a COVID-19 statement*. Faculty member then submits their case for supervisor review.
February Supervisor completes the Faculty Annual Evaluation Report and reviews with the faculty member. Faculty member acknowledges the receipt of their Annual Evaluation Report by signing the report.
March 1-15 Dean reviews and signs Annual Evaluation Reports for their unit and “sends” the case forward to the Office of Faculty Affairs.
March 15 Deadline for signed Annual Evaluation Reports to be sent to the Office of Faculty Affairs.
June 1 Deadline to download the fully signed evaluations in UNLV Folio before cases are closed.


Best Practices for Writing COVID-19 Impact Statements

Guidance for Supervisors Reviewing COVID-19 Impact Statements


Based on NSHE requirements, all deans, vice provosts, and vice presidents must be evaluated annually by their supervisor. 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, vice provosts, and vice presidents who report to the Executive Vice President and Provost.

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:

2024 evaluation workflow chart

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Disagreement Process

If you are an academic faculty member, you have two options if you disagree with your evaluation: You can either submit a rejoinder or request a peer review. The following are described in alignment with UNLV Bylaws (Chapter III, Section 8):

Submit a Rejoinder

Must be submitted within 30 calendar days of your review.

A rejoinder is a statement provided by the faculty member that describes why they disagree. To file a rejoinder, faculty members must use the link below. The Office of Faculty Affairs will attach the rejoinder submitted through this link to the faculty member's case in UNLV Folio.

Request a Peer Review

Must be requested within 15 days of your review.

When a faculty member requests a peer review, a committee is convened by the dean to review the annual evaluation case. This committee reviews the materials and submits a report recommending to either uphold or change the supervisor’s original evaluation. The committee must complete their review by the end of the faculty member's contract period. The Office of Faculty Affairs will attach the Peer Review request and the committee's recommendation to the faculty member's case in UNLV Folio.

Request for Peer Review

Peer Evaluation File

Faculty members requesting a Peer Review have 30 days from notification to establish a Peer Evaluation File to include materials they judge to be pertinent to the matter being evaluated. Departments should establish categories of evidence to be included. The department and higher levels of review should use this file in addition to other sources.

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.

Related Links


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