Please submit this document electronically through email, not in hard copy form.
Use Microsoft Word to fill in the form. This form is due by September 30, 2019, but may be submitted earlier if you wish to do so.
The aim of this self-assessment is to help you and the ELC administration evaluate your performance, while ensuring that your input and views are taken into account. Please accurately and fully complete this form. If any category below does not apply to your work in the 2018-19 academic year, you may simply write N/A. The questions below are specific to the 2018-19 academic year. Avoid referring to your achievements or contributions in previous years.
For each category, provide information relevant to the criteria, and rate your performance on a scale of 1 to 5*, with 1 being Unsatisfactory, 2 being Below Expectations, 3 being Meets Expectations, 4 being Exceeds Expectations, and 5 being Outstanding. The text that you write for each category should support the score you have given yourself. For example, if you believe that your performance in a given area is 4 out of 5, you need to explain how – and to what degree — your performance exceeds expectations. If you do not do so, it will be assumed that your performance did not exceed expectations. You may refer to the instructor job description and committee responsibilities documents that have been taken from the Staff Handbook and provided to you.
*Professional Development is a Bonus category, as professional development is not currently a requirement of our program. For this reason, if you have not undertaken or completed any professional development activities during the academic year, give yourself a score of 0. This will have a neutral effect on your overall Performance Evaluation Score. If you have undertaken and completed such activities, give yourself a score of 1 or 2, based upon the number and nature of those activities. As is the case with all of the Self Evaluation categories you should justify your reason for the score you have given.
The ELC administration will review your Self -Assessment and then assign a numerical score for each category of performance. This numerical score may agree or disagree with the one that you have provided. Your final Performance Evaluation Score is also subject to review by the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Human Resources Department, and the President of the university.
If you disagree with your Performance Evaluation Score, write a petition explaining why and email it, along with a request for an appointment, to the ELC Director and Associate Director to discuss the evaluation. If this discussion does not result in a satisfactory resolution, you may meet with the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and ultimately the university’s President, whose decision in these matters is final.
Teaching Achievements 35%
This category includes the teaching methods you have brought to the classroom and the ways in which you have worked to improve your teaching. It also includes specific ways you have solicited and responded to feedback from students, as well as
the administration and/or colleagues, in order to improve your students’ learning. It also includes how you have used various instructional resources in the ELC (course materials, supplementary materials, Blackboard) to maximize student learning. Innovative teaching approaches and the incorporation of new ideas or techniques in your teaching should be described here.
Provide at least one specific example of a challenge you faced in your teaching in 2018-19 and how you dealt with it. If your teaching was observed this year, include this experience and your response to the feedback in this section. Student feedback in the form of course evaluation responses will be factored into this category.
Self-Ranking (1 to 5):
Instructor Responsibilities 20%
This includes a record of the number of hours you taught in each semester, the names of the courses you taught in each semester, and the level(s) taught in each semester. If you taught more than a full-load of courses in any semester, please make note of this fact. If you feel that your teaching assignments in any semester required more than the standard amount of prep, grading, and/or student feedback time and effort from you, please explain why.
The category of Instructor Responsibilities also includes placement and proficiency exam-related responsibilities. Please identify any proficiency exams which you did not administer, even if you had permission to be absent on that day. If you were late for or unable to participate in a proficiency exam, please explain why. Specify any problems you encountered in administering or grading the proficiency exams. If you made any mistakes or deviated from exam procedures while giving or grading a proficiency exam, please explain how and why.
Self-Ranking (1 to 5):
Professional Contributions 25%
This includes committees and/or units sat on or chaired, and specific descriptions of the contributions you made to the work of each committee or unit. These contributions may include planning, materials development, documentation, service as a course leader or level representative, midterm and final exam feedback, proof reading, the creation of exam audio files, Ed Tech support, exam or quiz development, and collaboration with colleagues in projects contributing to the program. Instructors involved in the Assessment Unit should describe their activities in some detail and specify their contributions in this area. The relative weight of this category will be adjusted upward to reflect the fact that the bulk of their work may have involved examination development rather than teaching. If you are a member of the Professional Development Unit, please summarize your activities and contributions with regard to PD here.
Individual contributions to special projects, and assistance to new instructors should also be included. Finally, if you significantly deviated from ELC policies in 2018-19, include a specific plan for avoiding such deviations in the future.
Self-Ranking (1 to 5):
Student Support 20%
This includes how you have assisted students outside the classroom e.g. student tutorials, workshops, conversation groups, and support you have provided in any other ways. Student feedback in the form of course evaluation responses will be factored into this category.
Self-Ranking (1 to 5):
Professional Development Bonus (maximum of 5 points)
This includes conferences attended and presentations given, external qualifications obtained, ELT courses attended, and articles published in the ELT field. Awards received from the university and attendance at KOLT seminars may also be included. If you are a member of the Professional Development Unit, please describe your activities under Professional Contributions, but you may note your involvement in the PDU here as well.
Self-Ranking (0 to 2):
Summation of the academic year 2018-19, including any other contributions or achievements you would like to mention. If you believe that your 2018-19 activities in the ELC have significantly exceeded the requirements of your position, please
summarize your reasons here. It is important that you effectively explain and support your Self-Ranking.
Overall Self-ranking (1 to 5):