Evaluation & Assessment

Needs Assessment

Resources and information for conducting a needs assessment.

Performance Evaluations

Resources and information for classified staff and field faculty performance evaluations.

Program Evaluation

Information and assistance for the process of program evaluation, including point-of-contact and helpful articles for evaluating programs.

Teaching Evaluations

Resources for faculty teaching evaluations (Citizen Evaluation of Teaching), including templates for pre-printing questions on the scannable CET forms, contact person to obtain supplies of CET forms, and where to return completed CET forms for processing.

Promotion and Tenure

The quality of Oregon State University is sustained through the dedicated and creative work of the faculty. Objective, systematic, and thorough appraisal of each candidate for initial and continued appointment, for promotion in academic rank, and for the granting of indefinite tenure is therefore important. The purpose of these guidelines is to provide common criteria and procedures for tenure and promotion for all Oregon State University faculty in the professorial ranks. Guidelines for promoting instructors, research assistants, and faculty with courtesy or research appointments are included with these criteria.

Promotions in rank and the granting of tenure are based on merit. They are never automatic or routine, and are made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, political affiliation, or national origin. In general, promotions are awarded to recognize the level of faculty members' contributions to the missions of the University in teaching, advising, service, and other assignments; and in scholarship and creative activity.

Responsibility for promotion and tenure recommendations rests principally with the senior members of the faculty, unit administrators, and academic deans. Final responsibility rests with the Provost and Executive Vice President. Reviewers base their recommendations on carefully prepared dossiers that document and evaluate the accomplishments of each candidate measured relative to the duties of each individual as enumerated in their position description.