The performance of each unit employee is evaluated at the intervals and in the manner specified in the applicable collective bargaining agreement, available at http://mscaunion.org/contract/. You are entitled to review your performance evaluation form before it is placed in your personnel file. The employee may also respond in writing to the evaluation, and the response will also be included in the personnel file.
Student evaluations are conducted at the end of each course taught by visiting lecturers. Consult the appropriate MSCA Contract for copies of the evaluation form and an explanation of the use of student evaluations in personnel actions. Day Division evaluations may not be conducted by the course instructor nor by a student. They must be conducted by a colleague in your or another department. It is your responsibility to arrange with a colleague for these evaluations to be administered. Evaluation packets are available in the building secretaries’ offices during the last few weeks of the semester. For evening courses, a student in the class should pick up an evaluation packet from the Office of Graduate and Continuing Education, administer the evaluations to the class, and then return the packet to that office. The professor must not be present in the classroom during the evaluation process. For online courses, evaluations are sent to students electronically by the Office of Graduate and Continuing Education.
Class Visitation and Evaluation by Chair
For Day Division faculty, department chairs will observe your teaching during your first semester at Framingham State University and are required to evaluate your teaching during the semester in which you become a unit member (normally the third consecutive semester). After the initial evaluation, the chair of the department will evaluate every fourth section that you teach. For evening classes the department’s Continuing Education or Graduate Coordinator will carry out an evaluation during the first semester of teaching and thereafter during the sixth subsequent course. The chair or the coordinator must consult with you about when to visit your classes.