Performance and Salary Evaluations

Annual and Biennial Faculty Performance and Salary Evaluation Information

Faculty Handbook (Part Two, X.A.1.).


Each fall the Faculty Salary Committee (the faculty members on the Compensation Committee) issues a
salary report to the faculty and the administration. The Committee bases its report on compensation
data from other colleges and universities, the current report of the Colorado College chapter of the
American Association of University Professors, and conversation with the Budget and Planning
Subcommittee of the Faculty Executive Committee. The administration takes the Salary Committee's
data and recommendations into consideration each year in preparing the College budget.

Each fall department chairs invite non-tenured members of their department to submit by semester's
end a description of their professional accomplishments over the past year, using as guidelines the
standards for scholarship, effective teaching and advising, department and College service, and
professional and civic activities that are set forth in this Handbook. The chair shares the evaluation of
performance with the faculty member and informs the Divisional Executive Committee of the
performance and salary recommendations, and the Divisional Executive Committee submits its own
recommendations to the Dean. The Dean bases her or his salary recommendations to the President on
both departmental and Divisional Executive Committee evaluations. The annual salary letters to faculty
specify the amounts allocated to each component in the salary model used in the calculation of the total
salary for that year.

Tenured faculty members participate in salary reviews every other year.

Biennial Faculty Activity Report and Salary Reviews - usually due to the chairs in January

Tenured associate and full professors, and lecturers will submit salary reviews every two years. 

Tenure-track pre-tenure faculty will submit reviews annually.

Department chair and program directors do not need to have another person evaluate their self-report. The divisional executive committee will review. Please do not ask another departmental colleague to review a chair's self-report.

Departments and Programs A-F (Years 2022-23, 2024-25)

Faculty on this biennial cycle will begin to prepare their report late fall and chairs will submit their evaluations in Spring.

Art; Anthropology; Organismal Biology and Ecology (previously Biology); Chemistry and Biochemistry; Classics; Comparative Literature; Theatre and Dance (previously Drama and Dance); Economics and Business; Education; English; Environmental Studies; Feminist and Gender Studies; French

Departments and Programs G-Z (Years 2023-24, 2025-26)

Faculty on this biennial cycle will begin to prepare their report late fall (e.g., Fall 2023) and chairs will submit their evaluations in spring (e.g., Spring 2024).

Geology; Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, and Russian Studies (CGIJRS, previously GREAL); History; Human Biology and Kinesiology; Mathematics and Computer Science; Molecular Biology; Music; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies; Religion; Sociology; Southwest Studies; Spanish and Portuguese


Process for Determining Faculty Salary Increase

An across-the-board raise (a percentage amount) and progression through the rank increase (a percentage or a fixed dollar amount, aka standard merit) are calculated annually for all regular faculty, whether under review or not.

An Overview of the Process

Late in the fall semester, the Office of the Dean of the Faculty sends to faculty an overview memo for the process of faculty activity self report and evaluations. See the Dean of the Faculty Canvas page for the most recent salary memos and forms.

Each faculty member in the year's review cycle will submit their activity report and CV online. The online form will be available to the chairs for their review. The due date for the faculty members' self report is typically during half block or beginning of block 5. The chair and each faculty member should schedule a time during the spring semester to discuss the faculty member's report, discuss their performance and successes, future goals, and professional development needs.

The chairs, after reviewing the faculty's activity report and CV, submit their appraisal and salary recommendation on the online chairs and directors form. The chairs' evaluation is typically due at the end of Block 5 or beginning of Block 6. Each faculty member's materials along with the chair's appraisal and recommendation will then be made available to the Divisional Executive Committee and the Dean of the Faculty for review. 

Chairs may recommend a standard merit increase (normal progression through the ranks), standard merit plus an exceptional-merit bonus, a partial merit (less than standard merit increase), or no increase. 


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