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Evaluation (Adjunct Faculty) Procedure - 63.05.02

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Howard Community College considers adjunct faculty evaluation an important process.  Its purposes are three-fold:

  • To assist the faculty member, as part of an ongoing faculty development process, to improve instruction by ascertaining strengths, as well as areas in need of further attention. 
  • To provide the student an opportunity to present opinions in a constructive and effective manner. 
  • To provide the supervisor with information to use in evaluating instructional quality, course structure, and materials. 

Adjunct faculty evaluation is holistic and utilizes demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence based on supervisor observations, an analysis of student evaluations, and other appropriate evidence.  Expectations for teaching excellence and professionalism are outlined in the adjunct faculty handbook.  Evaluations of teaching effectiveness in the form of classroom observation may be held at any time during the semester for purposes of improving instructional quality. All new adjunct faculty will be observed and evaluated in the semester in which they are hired and a minimum of every three years thereafter.  Student evaluation of the course and of instruction will be periodically gathered through use of the IDEA survey.

Effective Date: 09/08/17

President's Office Use:  VPAF/VPAA

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