Sustained Performance Evaluation
The purpose of the Sustained Performance Evaluation (SPE) is to assess the faculty member's sustained performance and professional growth as of the date of the evaluation.
Excerpts from Collective Bargaining Agreement (2017-2020) Article 11.3(b)
(1) Beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year and continuing thereafter, the University shall conduct Sustained Performance Evaluations (SPE) on tenured faculty in the ranks of Professor and Associate Professor, those in the ranks of University Librarian and Associate University Librarian and the positions identified at Appendix L. The purpose of the Sustained Performance Evaluation is to assess the faculty member's sustained performance and professional growth as of the date of the evaluation. The expectations for sustained performance shall be aligned with the qualifications for tenure in place at the time of the evaluation. For faculty in the ranks of University Librarian or Associate University Librarian, the expectation shall be aligned with the qualifications for promotion in place at the time of the evaluation.
(2) The Sustained Performance Evaluation shall be conducted in the tenured faculty member’s sixth (6th) year after receiving tenure and every sixth (6th) year thereafter and will evaluate the faculty member on his or her performance over the previous six (6) year period. Each faculty member may elect a one (1) year deferral once in his or her career at UWF. This would allow the sustained performance evaluation to be conducted in the seventh (7th) year. When a faculty member elects to utilize the one-time, one-year postponement of the SPE, the faculty member's next, and all subsequent, SPEs will follow a six-year schedule from the one-year postponement. For University Librarians and Associate University Librarians this Sustained Performance Evaluation shall be conducted the sixth (6th) year after appointment or promotion to the rank of University Librarian or Associate University Librarian and every sixth (6th) year thereafter.
SPE Schedule for In-Unit Faculty (5/4/18)