Faculty Affairs

FEC Standards and ARO

FEC Standards

The Faculty Evaluation Committee Standards document can be accessed here

Each Faculty has its own Faculty Evaluation Committee Standards:

All follow the Faculty Agreement
Assesses academic activity in reporting period July 1 – June 30
Used for annual assessment of merit
Used at distinct career junctures:
Tenure & Promotion (mandatory)
Associate to Full Professor (optional)
Sabbaticals (optional)
Emeritus Professor (optional)
Current FEC Guidelines are > 10 years old
New FoMD FEC Standards approved November 2017:
Effective with next academic reporting cycle: July 1 2018 – June 30, 2019
Applied for the first time at FEC in November 2019

Changes in FoMD Performance Standards and Merit

Guidelines for Evaluation of Academic Staff (other than for a tenure hearing, expires June 30, 2018)


Faculty Evaluation Committee (FEC) Standards, 2017 (Implementation: July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019 review period)

Comparison between the FoMD FEC Standards

Current FEC

Changes in the New Standards

  • More emphasis on research vs teaching
  • Teaching domain has more content
  • Emphasis on successful research funding
  • Consideration of all funding applications, including collaborations and unsuccessful funding
  • Limited description of quality teaching and research
  • Innovation/entrepreneurship listed in research domain
  • Innovation/entrepreneurship poorly described



Annual Report Online (ARO)

Mandatory to submit a complete and accurate ARO on time
ARO data used to inform decisions about your career at FEC
Your ARO data can be saved and accessed later to help with promotions
ARO 2.0 Re-development underway

ARO 2018-2019 Quick Guide

ARO Training Workshop 2018 

For future ARO Training Sessions - Contact: Mariette Seed - mariette@ualberta.ca