(Under Revision)

Faculty Evaluations

Date: 2022-07-13
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Purpose of Evaluation

The evaluation system is aimed at enhancing faculty members’ sense of honor and improving standards of teaching, research and services at the University.

Individuals Subject to Evaluation

  1. All paid full-time NTU faculty members shall be evaluated with respect to teaching, research and service performance. Each college may decide whether or not to evaluate unpaid full-time faculty members.
  2. Full-time specialists on regular payroll and recruited in accordance with the provisions of the NTU Guidelines for Appointing Specialist in Teaching Positions are required to undergo evaluation. Refer to the NTU Full-time Specialist Evaluation Standards for detailed information.

Evaluation Period and Related Rights and Interests

  1. Faculty members of all ranks shall be evaluated according to the following:(1) Instructors: An instructor employed on or before Jan. 9, 1998 shall be evaluated by the affiliated college once every five years. An instructor employed on or after Jan. 10, 1998 shall be evaluated as follows. The first evaluation shall be conducted by the college within three to five years of service. The instructor who passes the first evaluation shall be evaluated once every three years by the affiliated college.(2) Assistant professors: An assistant professor employed before Jan. 9, 1998 shall be evaluated by the affiliated college once every five-year period. An assistant professor employed between Jan. 10, 1998 and Jul. 31, 2016 shall be evaluated as follows. The first evaluation shall be conducted within three to five years of service by the college. The assistant professor who passes the first evaluation shall be evaluated once every three years by the affiliated college. Evaluation of assistant professors employed on or after Aug. 1, 2016 shall follow the Article 6 of the NTU Faculty Evaluation Standards.(3) Associate professors and full professors: An associate professor or professor shall be evaluated once every five years by the affiliated college.
  2. Should a faculty member fail the evaluation, the affiliated college shall provide adequate justification to facilitate improvement in the areas of teaching, research and service performance. The college shall also work with the faculty member’s department or graduate institute to assist in undertaking a re-evaluation within a two-year period starting from the beginning of the semester following the failed evaluation. According to Article 19 of the University Act, if the faculty member fails the re-evaluation, the case shall be submitted to the University Teacher Evaluation Committee with a recommendation not to renew the faculty member’s appointment. A faculty member whose re-evaluation fails to pass shall not have their contract renewed or shall be discharged from the current position in accordance with the University Act and the Teachers’ Act. For assistant professors employed on or after Aug. 1, 2016 who have failed the faculty evaluation for the first time, however, Article 6 of the NTU Faculty Evaluation Standards shall apply.
  3. NTU faculty members may not file an application for promotion before passing the faculty evaluation. However, assistant professors employed on or after Aug. 1, 2016 shall be evaluated in accordance with Article 6 of the NTU Faculty Evaluation Standards.
    An assistant professor employed on or before Jul. 31, 2016 who has been in service for 8 years or longer but has not been promoted shall be deemed to have failed the faculty re-evaluation, and as such the affiliated college shall in accordance with relevant regulations decide on whether or not to renew the appointment thereof once it expires. The period in which the assistant professor is approved to have the evaluation deferred and/or placed on unpaid leave may not be counted toward the years of service prior to promotion as stipulated in the preceding paragraph.
  4. Assistant professors employed on or after Aug. 1, 2016 shall be evaluated as follows.
    (1) To facilitate the process of promotion within a reasonable time frame, a college shall notify assistant professors and urge them to submit written reports on the progress in teaching, research and services to the Teacher Evaluation Committee of their department (or institute or degree program) in the third year of their service at NTU. The committee shall make career assessments and provide specific suggestions based on the submitted reports, and then submit the reports to the college Teacher Evaluation Committee of college.
    (2) Colleges shall carry out the evaluation based on one of the following two schedules.
    a. Those who file an application for promotion in the fifth year of service will be deemed to have passed the faculty evaluation if their application for promotion is approved. Those whose application for promotion is denied or who do not file an application promotion by the deadline shall be deemed to have failed the faculty evaluation.
    (3) The Teacher Evaluation Committees at all levels shall provide adequate justification to the faculty member for failing him or her and shall offer suggestions for improvement in the areas of teaching, research and service performance.
    The college shall also work with the faculty member’s department, graduate institute or degree program to assist in undertaking a re-evaluation by the college during the seventh year of service. The re-evaluation shall be accompanied with an application for promotion. An approved application for promotion shall be deemed a successful re-evaluation. A denied application for promotion or failure to submit an application for promotion by the deadline shall be deemed an unsuccessful re-evaluation.
    (4) According to Article 19 of the University Act, should the faculty member fail the re-evaluation, no further applications for promotion may be filed, and the case shall be submitted to the University Teacher Evaluation Committee with a recommendation not to renew the faculty member’s appointment. Also, in accordance with the University Act and the Teachers’ Act, the faculty member shall not have their contract renewed or shall be discharged from the current position following the resolutions rendered at the university- and college-level teacher evaluation committee meetings.
    (5) Faculty members who have failed the most recent evaluation are not eligible to apply for professor or associate professor research leave, and they are not eligible for salary increase, holding part-time jobs or teaching positions outside the University, or temporary transfers, starting from the following academic year. Neither may they extend their services or hold positions on the Teacher Evaluation Committee at any level, or as administrative or academic supervisors. Their rights to holding part-time positions, off-campus part-time teaching and temporary transfers will be reinstated after passing the re-evaluation. Also, their salary increases will be resumed the following academic year. The reinstatement of the aforementioned rights shall be conducted in compliance with relevant regulations.Should a college specify more rigorous regulations governing the matters prescribed in Paragraphs 1 and 4 above, such regulations shall prevail.

Regulations Governing Deferred Evaluation Application

What with childbirth or the need to care for children aged three or younger when faculty evaluation is to be administered, a faculty member may apply for a deferred evaluation with supporting documents. Once approved  by the college and the University, the evaluation may be deferred for one year, starting from the semester of the evaluation originally scheduled. However, each faculty member may apply once for deferred evaluation on account of said childcare.

What with unfortunate occurrences when faculty evaluation is to be administered, a faculty member may apply for a deferred evaluation with supporting documents. Once approved by the college and the University, the evaluation may be deferred for one year, starting from the semester of the evaluation originally scheduled. However, each faculty member may apply twice for deferred evaluation on account of said occurrences in an evaluation cycle.

Regulations Governing Evaluation Exemption

Professors with certain achievements in teaching and research may apply for exemption from evaluation. For detailed regulations, refer to the University’s Faculty Evaluation Standards and Guidelines for Establishing Assessment Committee for Faculty Evaluation Exemption and Its Operations.

Revoking Qualification for Evaluation Exemption

If a college recommends that a faculty member be disqualified from evaluation exemption, the faculty member’s eligibility for evaluation exemption shall be revoked, provided that two thirds of the members of the Assessment Committee for Faculty Review Exemption in attendance have voted in a meeting in favor of the recommendation and the recommenda

Applicable regulations
1. Faculty Evaluation Standards
2. Guidelines for Establishing Assessment Committee for Faculty Evaluation Exemption and Its Operations
3. National Taiwan University Full-time Specialist Evaluation Standardstion is subsequently approved by the University President.

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