FEC Standards and ARO

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FEC Standards

The Faculty Evaluation Committee Standards document can be accessed below.

  • 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

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

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


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