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Workload & Evaluation

Please read this information and instructions before beginning the evaluation and performance review process.

The work done by university faculty is manifold, varying not only by types of tasks but also by academic discipline and mission. It includes not only the activities associated with scheduled instruction on campus and online–preparation, classroom presentation, and evaluation of student work--but also scholarship, research, grants, competition, creative endeavors, and other responsibilities to both the institution and the profession.

The University takes its primary responsibilities to be the advancement of knowledge through research and the extension of knowledge through teaching. These are, therefore, the principal components of the workload of all faculty members and the primary descriptors of the University's expectations of faculty. Faculty expectations are defined in the Faculty Handbook, including the Specifications of an Ideal Faculty Member.

Faculty Evaluation

Per the University of Louisiana System Policy UL Lafayette conducts an annual evaluation of faculty members, the process is conducted through the Performance Review module in Cornerstone. Training will be conducted for faculty, department heads, and deans. A complete calendar outlining each step and the appropriate dates will be posted shortly.

The information to be entered into Cornerstone is the same information that was previously entered into the Word or pdf versions of the paper form. Faculty may prepare for the opening of the Performance review module by entering their activities into the Microsoft Word and then cut and paste the information into the corresponding section in Cornerstone.

Tentative Schedule
Training materials are for faculty, department heads, and deans.
January 31, 2020: Cornerstone will open for faculty to begin entering information.
March 1, 2020: Due date for faculty to complete self-evaluation.
March 31, 2020: Due date for Department Heads to complete the evaluation.
May 1, 2020: Due date for deans to complete the evaluation.
May 2-30, 2020: Discussion of evaluation between the department head and faculty.
May 2-30, 2020: Acknowledgement of the evaluation.
Provost Review.