Annual Performance Rating - Faculty

The university rates faculty members' performance each year and uses the results to determine merit and other pay adjustments. Tenured/tenure track faculty are assessed on a three year average and instructors are evaluated annually. 

Performance ratings are based on standards that each academic unit has developed, according to agreed-upon written expectations between the faculty member and his/her unit.

Faculty responsibilities (except those on leave):

  • Provide written evidence of your performance.
  • Use your campus'/college's/school's/unit's standard for reporting scholarly and other activities.

Faculty members who do not follow this process will receive a "below expectations" review and be considered for disciplinary action.

Evaluation process:

Once rated on a 5-to-1-point scale, a faculty member may add a response to the rating, confirm he/she has read the rating by signing it and receive a copy of the final evaluation, with his/her supervisor's signature. Once the process is complete, supervisors place performance evaluations in each employee's personnel file, where it can be accessed under the Colorado Open Records Act.

See full details on the performance evaluation process by viewing CU's Administrative Policy Statement 5008 - Performance Ratings for Faculty.

Due Dates: See Regent Law, Article 11: Compensation, Benefits, and Other Personnel Matters and Administrative Policy Statement 5008 - Performance Ratings for Faculty for more information.

  • December 31st: Evaluation period ends for the plan year (January 1st - December 31st).
  • May 15th: The Annual Performance Rating Form must be submitted to the Office of Human Resources.