Evaluations

Evaluating Deans, Chairs, and Directors

The WMU-AAUP conducts evaluations of deans and chairs/directors on a three-year cycle during spring semesters. Within the cycle, deans (including associate deans and assistant deans) are evaluated in the first year; chairs and directors within the College of Arts and Sciences are evaluated in the second year; and chairs and directors in all other colleges are evaluated in the third year.

  • Spring 2023: Deans

  • Spring 2024: CAS Chairs/Directors

  • Spring 2025: Non-CAS Chairs/Directors

The evaluation is conducted using an electronic survey of faculty within the college (for deans) or unit (for chairs/directors).

Only administrators who have held the position for at least one year will be evaluated as part of the normal cycle. If the faculty of the college/unit want to evaluate new deans/chairs/directors, they may elect to do so as described below.

Requesting an evaluation

Evaluations will be conducted automatically according to the cycle described above, though faculty may request an evaluation be performed out of the normal cycle.

If a unit’s Departmental Policy Statement calls for an annual evaluation of the chair or director, a written notice from the Association Council representative will initiate an evaluation. If a unit has a personnel committee responsible for bringing forth requests for evaluations, a written request from the chair of the personnel committee will initiate an evaluation.

If the faculty request an evaluation of a chair or director outside the schedule, a written notice stating that a majority of the unit’s voting faculty have voted in favor of evaluating the chair/director must be received from the unit’s Association Council representative.

If the faculty request the evaluation of a dean outside the schedule, a written notice stating that a majority of the voting Association Council representatives have voted in favor of the evaluation of the dean must be received from the Executive Committee member representing the College that is requesting the evaluation. Deans at all levels (dean, associate deans and assistant deans) may be included in the evaluation if requested by the Executive Committee member.

Distribution of results

The summary of numerical data and comments collected from the evaluation of the chairs and directors will be sent to the respective chair or director for whom it was collected. Only the summary of the numerical data will be made available to faculty (through Association Council representatives) and sent to the deans and the provost.

The summary of numerical data and comments collected from the evaluation of deans will be sent to the respective dean for whom it was collected. Only the summary of the numerical data will be made available to faculty (through Executive Committee members and Association Council representatives) and sent to the provost.