Faculty Activity Reports

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Introduction

At this time the Executive Committee requests that you update your activity file in preparation for the annual review by the Executive Committee. The deadline for completion is April 23, 2021.

The review of activity reports by the Executive Committee is part of the mandated regular activities of the department. The review is the basis for deciding about raises and about research-based teaching reductions for tenure-stream faculty. Tenure-stream faculty are guaranteed a 2+1 teaching load and do not have to apply for one if any of the following conditions hold at the time you file your annual report:

  • The department has already agreed that you will have this load.
  • During the next academic year you will have a non-tenured tenure-track appointment in our department.
  • During the next academic year you will have a tenured appointment in our department, and, moreover, an external research grant either supported at least one month of your salary in the summer of 2021 or definitely will support one month of your salary in the summer of 2022.

For your activity file, please provide an activity report and a CV with a list of publications. You are welcome to provide additional materials and encouraged to use the standard LaTeX template for your activity report.

Be sure to provide whatever information you want the Executive Committee to consider.

The EC reserves the right to allocate a 0% raise in case no activity report is received.

Evaluation of Faculty Teaching

In 2018-19, the EC considered on a trial basis a new method for evaluating faculty teaching, involving several options. We are employing the same method for this year’s annual review. Please note that all faculty must choose at least one option.

The first option is to provide ICES teaching data as in past years. The EC asks this year that each faculty member indicate explicitly whether or not they wish to provide ICES data for the annual review.

A second option is to fill out an inventory of best practices for instruction. Faculty who are interested in having their teaching evaluated according to this method should complete the inventory for each course taught in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. Please use your judgement in responding to inventory questions which are no longer relevant or appropriate for the new mode of teaching. Both the LaTeX template and the online inventory have been revised to include places where faculty can discuss the impact of COVID-19 on their research, teaching, and service throughout the past year. Instructors are welcome to fill out the inventory separately for each course which they have taught, or to join like courses together.

Providing ICES data and completing this inventory are two separate methods for documenting teaching effectiveness; faculty may choose to use either or both of these methods. The EC will determine the ``T:Classroom Instruction'' component of the R+S+T score using the higher score provided by these two methods.

Finally, any faculty member who does not wish to have their teaching evaluated by either of these two options is welcome to provide their own documentation of teaching effectiveness. Please note that the EC will not visit individual faculty members' classes as part of the annual review process.

Submitting activity reports

Submission form

The submission process has changed from previous years. Instead of sharing a Box.com folder, we ask for you to generate a single PDF file containing your entire activity report, and submit it via the submission form.

Updating a submission

Upon successfully submitting your activity report, you will receive an email confirming your submission. You may access and modify your submission via either a link contained in the confirmation email, or by visiting the submission form. Updates will be permitted until the submission deadline.

Joining PDFs

Because the submission process no longer allows uploading multiple PDF files, we have provided instructions on how to concatenate multiple PDFs: