Faculty evaluations are carried out in accordance with the Academic Employee Master Agreement. The primary purpose of the evaluation process is the continued improvement of instruction.
Associate (Part-Time) Faculty
Associate faculty members will be evaluated during their first semester at Saddleback College, and once every six semesters thereafter. Associate faculty will be evaluated by their department chairperson and/or the dean. A faculty member may also elect to have a second evaluation conducted by his or her department chairperson. This second evaluation is intended for improvement of instruction, and it may become a part of the personnel file.
All Associate faculty members are encouraged to implement their own student evaluation during the semester in order to assess student learning and success specific to their classes. Student evaluations will not be included in the faculty member’s personnel files unless authorized by the instructor.
All new full-time faculty members will go through a four-year probationary period. During this period, the new faculty will be required to understand the expectations for tenure, develop the skills and acquire the experience to participate successfully in the educational process, and use appropriate resources for professional growth and development.
Once a full-time faculty member receives tenure, the evaluation timeline is every three years.
Academic Employee Master Agreement for 2011 - 2014 -
Article XVII on page 37