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Departmental Guidelines

In accordance with the UNF-UFF Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) (November 17, 2022 through July 31, 2025) article 9 which establishes the creation of departmental guidelines (see CBA for full language):


The contents of this Article apply to the development of guidelines by departments and the library (i.e., the "unit") that may be used when applying University Criteria governing annual performance evaluations, tenure (where applicable), and promotions to faculty members who are subject to this Agreement. All previously approved bylaws relating to wages, hours, or terms and conditions of employment, including the previous Appendix H Model Performance Evaluation By-Law, are deemed null and void.


The process for approval and promulgation of Guidelines (see article 9.7 for complete process):

The Provost will review the guidelines to ensure they do not delete from, conflict with, or change in any substantive manner, the University Criteria and that they are consistent with the provisions of this Agreement and with the mission and goals of the department and of the University. Upon acceptance and promulgation by the Provost, the guidelines shall thereafter be used by the chair/supervisor(s) in applying the University Criteria.

Ratified Guidelines

Department Guidelines Date Approved
Art and Design Promotion and Tenure 11/19/19
Chemistry Tenure, Promotion (Associate, Full) 10/4/2016 
Physics Tenure, Promotion  12/6/16 
Philosophy and Religious Studies Tenure and Promotion to Associate 10/24/16 
Political Science and Public Administration Tenure, Promotion, Instructor Promotion 12/1/16 
Biology Promotion and Tenure 12/19/16 
Communication Tenure, Promotion-all levels , Evaluation  11/21/16 
Economics and Geography Tenure and Promotion, Evaluation   3/3/17
Psychology Research, Service, Tenure (2/19)

Promotion to Full

Instructor Promotion

Teaching Evaluation (revised 1/18/23 to align with change in CBA)





History Tenure, Promotion, Evaluations 5/01/17
Engineering Evaluation  9/26/17
Construction Management Evaluation  10/24/17

Evaluation - Scholarship 

Evaluation - Teaching 

Evaluation - Service 

Promotion and Tenure





Foundations and Secondary Ed Evaluation, Promotion and Tenure  2/2019
Public Health

Evaluation  (OLD)

Revised Evaluation Sheet (to align to CBA changes)



Health Administration Evaluation  11-19-19
Music Promotion and Tenure  4-14-20
Library Promotion and Evaluation  4-14-20
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Tenure, Promotion and Instructor Promotion 4-14-20
Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education Evaluation  4-14-20
Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Evaluation, Promotion and Tenure and Instructor Promotion  4-14-20   
English Promotion and Tenure      1-20-21     
English REVISED Promotion and Tenure Revised 4-25-23
Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management  Tenure and Promotion 1-27-22
Criminology and Criminal Justice Evaluation, Promotion and Tenure 1-27-22
Nutrition and Dietetics Evaluation 1-27-22
Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education P&T Guidelines May, 2022
Public Health Annual Evaluation (revised March 2022) May 2022
Biology P&T Guidelines (revised) May 2022
Art, Art History, and Design Evaluation 11-17-22

If the department is using Article 18: Performance Evaluation from the Collective Bargaining Agreement, candidates for promotion can access it here: CBA Article 18 Performance Evaluation 

Tentatively Approved Guidelines (until ratification)

Department Guidelines Date