INTERNAL FORMS FOR FACULTY
ANNUAL REVIEW AND SELF EVALUATION
In an effort to recognize the activities, awards, achievements, and other accolades of our faculty and to ensure teaching excellence for our students body, every faculty member (including part-time and adjunct) is required to submit to the Office of Academic Affairs an Annual Review and Self-Evaluation outlining each year’s work. These are responded to by Department and/or Division Chairs and maintained by the Office of Academic Affairs for periodic contract review. To complete and submit your annual review, use the appropriate online forms listed below:
- For Full-time Academic Program Faculty
- For Full-time Library Faculty
- For Part-time and Adjunct Faculty
Deadlines for submission of Annual Review and Self-Evaluation are as follows:
- Faculty being reviewed for extended contract – January 15th
- Faculty not being reviewed – March 1st
For more information on Annual Review and Self Evaluations, contact the Office of Academic Affairs firstname.lastname@example.org.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Warren Wilson College presents awards to our faculty for excellence in teaching and research each year. These are The Faculty Teaching Excellence Award that is awarded based on student and peer nominations, which are reviewed by the Award Committee (comprised of past honorees), and The Magnarella Family Faculty Scholarship Award that is presented to full-time faculty for achievement in scholarly empirical and/or theoretical publications.
- Nomination Form for The Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (Nominations accepted between March 1st and April 15th)
- Nomination Form for The Magnarella Family Faculty Scholarship Award (Nominations accepted between February 15th and April 15th)
For more information on these awards, contact the Office of Academic Affairs email@example.com.
EXTENDED CONTRACT REVIEW
Warren Wilson College does not offer tenure. Full time faculty are hired under “extended contract eligibility”. Contracts are awarded annually for a period of three years at which time a faculty is reviewed for a three-year contract. After completing these three years, the faculty is then reviewed for a seven-year contract and for successive seven-year contracts every seven years thereafter.
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD (IRB)
The Institutional Review Board exists to protect people who participate in research conducted at Warren Wilson College or by a member of the College community. Research that involves interviewing people, distributing surveys, conducting experiments on people, or even observing particular people in their daily lives is normally what we call research with human participants, and all such research requires some level of approval from the IRB.
If you are a participant in a Warren Wilson College research project, please see For Research Participants, which provides some information about your rights and gives you contact information in case you have any complaints or concerns about your treatment.
If you are a researcher, please browse through For Researchers. The links will help you determine whether your project qualifies as “research” with human participants and requires IRB action, and allow you to download the appropriate application form.
If you are a members of the IRB, please see the For IRB Members.
If you have questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROFESSIONAL FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUNDING
The Office of Academic Affairs aims to support and assist our faculty and their professional development through the annual funding of opportunities for participation in scholarly events (conferences and seminars) and research. To read more about the levels of funding available and to begin the process of seeking faculty development funding support, please fill out a funding proposal form.
- Faculty Development Funding Proposal (Annual availability)
- Faculty Development Travel Request and Expense Report (Save fillable pdf to your desktop)
For more information or assistance for submitting a funding proposal, contact the Associate Dean for Faculty, Gary Hawkins, Ph.D. email@example.com.
PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS ASSESSMENT REPORT (PEAR)
Warren Wilson College engages in program assessment as part of its continual improvement and institutional effectiveness work. Included in the SACSCOC and other important milestone reports, PEAR are submitted by nearly 70 units assessing not only student learning, but the effectiveness of academic support services and administrative support services.
- Program Effectiveness Assessment Report – Three Year Review (Currently 2012-15)
- Program Effectiveness Assessment Report – Annual Review (Currently 2014-15)
For more information or assistance with completing and submitting your PEAR, contact the Director of Institutional Effectiveness Ali Climo, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org
The College recognizes the value of sabbaticals as an opportunity for faculty to pursue scholarship beyond what they are able to accomplish while also teaching a full load, and it also recognizes that sabbatical periods dedicated to scholarship inform and reinvigorate teaching. The College is committed to funding sabbaticals and aims to fund up to eight percent of the total number of full-time faculty members on extended contracts. The document Defining and Assessing Sabbatical Scholarship at Warren Wilson College outlines the College definition of scholarship as well as gives insight into the considerations for assessment of sabbatical applications.
- Defining and Assessing Sabbatical Scholarship at Warren Wilson College (pdf document)
- Sabbatical Application for 2016-17 (pdf document)
- Appalachian College Association Faculty Fellowship Information and Application (This link will take you outside the Warren Wilson College website)
For more information or assistance for applying for sabbatical leave and resources to support sabbatical, contact the Associate Dean for Faculty, Gary Hawkins, Ph.D. email@example.com.
STUDENT COURSE EVALUATIONS
Each course that is offered at Warren Wilson College with a few exceptions (Directed Independent Studies, Internships, Labs, etc.) are evaluated by the students taking these courses. Evaluations are collected and summarized for Institutional Research and Institutional Effectiveness milestones. The results are shared with the instructing faculty and maintained by the Office of Academic Affairs in the faculty permanent file for periodic contract review. For more information on Course Evaluations, contact the Office of Academic Affairs firstname.lastname@example.org.