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Resources for Department Chairs

Talents of Teaching and Indicators

Talents of Teaching and Indicators - This document explains the Talents of Teaching. It examines the history of the Talents as well as the FC4-approved indicators associated with each Talent.   
  

Departmental Criteria and Voting Procedures

Departmental Criteria and Voting Procedures FAQ Sheet – Please read to answer questions related to the Classroom Observation Process and Forms  
  
Department policy examples - Models that can be used as a reference when creating departmental policies; TAP leaders can also provide alternative samples.   
  

Classroom Observation Forms

Classroom Observation Guidelines - This document provides an overview for conducting classroom observations by detailing activities that should happen before, during, and after the observation. 

Classroom Observation Form - Completed by trained observers performing a formal classroom evaluation. 

CLINICAL Observation Form - (Clinical Setting Only) - Completed by trained observers perfoming a formal clinical evaluation. 

Action Plan - This form is designed to provide a formal plan of action for the tenure track faculty member who has received a rating of “Significant Concern” on any portion of their Classroom Observation Form done by the Department Chair (or designee) or member of the Administration. It should be done immediately after the Classroom Observation concludes (since a “Significant Concern” warrants immediate intervention). It should be given to the Tenure Track Faculty Member and discussed in person to go over the terms and details and given to the TAP Leader in order to be knowledgeable of additional deadlines and requirements. 

Summary of Student Evaluations 

Summary of Student Evaluations - Completed by the Department Chair. 

Student Evaluation Forms

Note: These are only posted so you can familiarize yourself with the documents. The evaluations are done formally through your College’s administration.  

Student Course Evaluation - Completed by students in tenure-track faculty courses  

Student Single-session Evaluations - Completed by students for classes that only meet for one session (library orientation sessions, etc.) 

Nursing Clinical Evaluation - Completed by students in tenure-track faculty clinicals (Nursing Only)  

Portfolio Documents 

Chair's Letter to the President 

Expectations for writing the letter 

Sample Chair's letter to consult  

Semester 1  

Portfolio document checklist - Completed by the Department Chair.    

Semester 2  

Contextualized Data Report   

Second Semester Review Report - Completed by the college administrative designee and signed off by the department chair. 

Semester 3  

Contextualized Data Report 

Portfolio document checklist - Completed by the Department Chair.       

Semester 4  

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Semester 5  

Contextualized Data Report 

Portfolio document checklist - Completed by the Department Chair.