Adjunct Performance Review (APR) Expectations
****The contract now distinguishes between REVIEWS in quarters two (2) and five (5) and EVALUATIONS at quarter eight (8) and beyond. This page is about REVIEWS.****
ALL Adjunct faculty should be reviewed on schedule. According to the BCAHE contract, Adjunct faculty should be formally reviewed during their second and fifth quarters teaching at BC.
Some Program Chairs also elect to observe and conduct informal reviews during the first quarter teaching at BC. Although this is not a contractual requirement, it is sometimes viewed as a professional courtesy to the Adjunct because the Program Chair can provide feedback prior to the formal reviews in the second quarter of employment.
There is a formal process for the Adjunct Performance Review. The elements of the APR include a classroom observation, a self-review, and an analysis of the instructor’s student evaluations. You must also submit your syllabi for review. There is an opportunity for an adjunct to disagree (in writing) with the Performance Review as well. The APR will determine if the faculty member is meeting expectations, exceeding expectations, or not meeting expectations. Details can be found in Article 26.4 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (which is posted in the HR section of MyBC and in the main ribbon on our homepage).
The Program Chair (or designee) conducts the Adjunct Performance Review. The APR is signed by the Adjunct instructor, Program Chair, and Dean. It is then forwarded to Human Resources and saved in the instructor’s personnel file. You can see a samples of the forms that will be used below.