Periodic Multi-Year Review of Tenured Faculty (PMYR)
addition to annual performance evaluations required of all faculty
members, faculty members who have been awarded tenure must undergo
periodic performance reviews at regular intervals. A Periodic Multi Year
Review (PMYR) of tenured faculty that is distinct from the annual and
major personnel action reviews, is intended to serve a number of
purposes. First, such a review expands the 12-month time window of the
annual reviews into an overview of a faculty member's long term
interests, achievements, professional activities and plans. Second, such
an evaluation makes possible timely consultation, intervention, and
assistance, where indicated, that should stimulate and encourage
professional development, new initiatives or changes in direction that
will benefit both the faculty member and the institution.
present annual faculty report procedure encourages short-term
assessment of individual accomplishments. PMYR should foster a
longer-term view of an individual's performance and contributions to the
- The PMYR must strengthen the faculty member's
academic freedom and right to full and free inquiry, as prescribed in
the understanding of tenure.
- The PMYR is not a personnel action
as defined in the Academic Personnel Policy. In particular, it is not a
reaffirmation of tenure.
- The PMYR should follow the pattern
established by the annual faculty reports, including both
self-assessment and administrative assessment by the Department Chair
and Dean, should incorporate prior annual faculty reports and should not
involve the creation of additional unnecessary bureaucracy.
- Standards of evaluation in each Department will be fair and consistent with departmental and school practice.
is intended that the PMYR policy will recognize that individual
interests and abilities of tenured faculty members may change over time,
and that tenured faculty members may meet their professional
responsibilities to their Department in varied and changing ways.