First year faculty member (Lecturer, Untenured, or Tenured)

New faculty in their first year (tenured or untenured) should submit the following to their department chair:


  1. Plan of Action:
  • A statementof the expected and agreed upon (between chair and faculty member) teaching portfolio (classes) and a brief (one page maximum) reflective statement on teaching in general.
  • A brief (one page maximum) plan on meeting service obligations. (not required for lecturers)
  • A brief (one page maximum) research plan. (not required for lecturers)
  • A brief statement addressing how your teaching and/or research and/or service activities contribute to the goals of inclusion and diversity in your department, the college, the university or your discipline.

New faculty should also provide their department chairs with copies of any syllabi and their updated CV.


Online Submission of FMER material to the Dean's Office

Department Chair's should submit FMER materials electronically following the online submission instructions and the instructions for creating a PDF portfolio.

All FMER material will be submitted via email to Rich Schein (cc: Camille Harmon) using Adobe PDF portfolios.  (Please see the ‘How to create a PDF portfolio’ document for instructions)

Each department should send TWO separate PDF portfolios in ONE email.

  1. Portfolio #1- All department chair rating sheets for your department.  Please use the naming convention (Last_First_Department_Rating_year)
  2. Portfolio #2- Departmental evaluation report and the plan of action.  Please use the naming convention (Last_First_Department_FMER_year)

Note: The faculty and the department should keep all copies of course syllabi and updated CV’s.

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