5.2 Suggested Criteria to be Considered for Faculty Evaluation


  • Mastery of fundamentals in discipline
  • Contribution to undergraduate education (teaching and advising)
  • Contribution to graduate education (teaching and advising)
  • Effectiveness of relationship with students
  • Contribution to department/division educational goals
  • Contribution to other educational programs
  • Contribution to curriculum development


  • Breadth of research
  • Mastery of current research methods
  • Creativity and quality of research
  • Effectiveness of graduate student research training
  • Contribution to basic and/or applied research
  • Quality of publications
  • Quantity of publications
  • Efforts to obtain grant and contract support for research
  • Success in obtaining grant and contract support
  • Success in obtaining support for graduate students

University and Public Service

  • Contribution to department/division affairs
  • Mentoring of tenure-track faculty, postdoctoral faculty and graduate students
  • Contribution to university affairs
  • Contribution to professional societies
  • Activities with government and/or industry
  • Contribution to public service

Other Work-Related Skills and Activities

  • Motivation
  • Imagination and creativity
  • Scientific/engineering maturity and self-reliance
  • Responsibility and reliability
  • Ability to make sound professional judgments
  • Ability to express himself/herself orally and in writing
  • Rapport with others
  • Leadership

Last Revision:

August 7, 2014