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Faculty Senate

(last updated 11/10/2011)

1982 - 1983 Senate





May 11, 1983

BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Faculty Senate recommends to the Chancellor that the following plan for evaluation of administrators be adopted:

1.   The evaluation of UNO administration which incorporates faculty participation shall include at least deans of the colleges, the vice chancellors and the chancellor, and that different means of evaluation be employed for each position.


2.  Each college devise a plan for the regular evaluation of deans by faculty members and incorporate these plans into their governing documents (their Constitutions, Bylaws, or both). 

3.  Each college assign responsibility for the evaluation of deans to a standing committee.

4.  Each college adopt a process of evaluation that implements the following guidelines:

4.1       Participation by faculty members who have specific experience with the dean's administrative role should be included and "identified" by roles.  Such persons as department chairs, program directors, and members of College Advisory Committees should be identified generally by position, though not by name. The responses of such persons should be distinguished from the responses of the general college faculty if the general college faculty is involved in the evaluation. 

4.2       The College Standing Committee should be responsible for the administration, collection and analysis of any information solicited for the purposes of evaluation.  The analysis of the Committee should be presented in a report that clearly reflects objective, appropriate standards of evaluation.

4.3       The committee's report should be presented to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and be discussed with him or her.

4.4       All information accumulated during the evaluation process should be held in confidence by both the committee and the Vice Chancellor.

5.  The Vice Chancellor, together with the college committee that conducted the evalution meet with the dean to discuss and make recommendations pertaining to both strengths and weaknesses identified within the report.  A summary of this report should be presented to the faculty.


6.  The Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate name a review panel of seven tenured faculty members to assist the chancellor in obtaining faculty views concerning the effectiveness of the vice chancellor.

7.  This panel shall develop a list of faculty members who have worked with each vice chancellor, together with faculty members who have special expertise in the vice chancellor's area of responsibility.  Senate experience, service on university committees or ad hoc committees within a reasonably recent period of time should provide the basis for such a list.  This list shall be presented to the chancellor for review and his suggestions for additional names will be solicited. 

8.  The review panel shall prepare and administer a questionnaire to be completed by faculty members for purposes of evaluating the vice chancellors, or members of the panel shall conduct interviews with faculty members for the same purpose, or the review panel shall conduct interviews with faculty members for the same purpose, or the review panel shall do both.  Evaluation results shall be summarized by the review panel and presented to the chancellor who will review and incorporate them into his/her evaluation of the vice chancellor.

9.  Each vice chancellor shall be evaluated every three years beginning with the 1983-1984 academic year.  No vice chancellor shall be evaluated before his/her third year in office nor shall he/she be evaluated within the same academic year that another vice chancellor is being evaluated.


10.  The evaluation of the chancellor will begin in the fall of 1983, and will occur every four years thereafter.  No chancellor shall be evaluated before having served three years in office; a new chancellor shall be evaluated during his/her fourth year in office.

11.  Each evaluation year will begin with the establishment of a commission no later than November 1.  The work of the commission should be completed by April 1 of the same academic year.

12.  The commission shall be established in the following manner:

12.1     Three tenured members from the general faculty will be appointed by the UNO Faculty Senate. 

12.1.1     The Rules Committee of the Senate will nominate a slate of seventeen (17) candidates for service on the commission; three nominees each from the colleges of business administration, Arts and Sciences, Education, Fine Arts, Pubic Affairs and Community Service and two nominees from the Library.  Additional nominations may be made from the floor of the Senate.  The senate then shall confirm the slate of nominees by majority vote.

12.1.2     The slate of nominees will be given to the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate and to the chancellor.  After consultation with the chancellor, the Executive Committee shall present a list of six finalists to the Senate.  The List of finalists shall consist of one (1) faculty member from each college and the Library. 

12.1.3     The Senate will then elect three tenured faculty members from the list of finalists by ranking them in order of preference.

12.2     One member of the Alumni Association will be appointed by the Faculty Senate.

12.2.1     The Executive Committee of the Senate shall obtain a list of six nominees from the Alumni Association whose qualifications represent active concerns of that organization and who are familiar with the constituency of UNO both within the state and the metropolitan area.

12.2.2     After consultation with the Chancellor, the Executive Committee shall bring three nominees to the Senate which will then elect one to serve on the commission.

12.3     One university officer from outside the University of Nebraska System shall be selected by the Senate Executive Committee after consultation with the Chancellor.

12.3.1     It will be the responsibility of the visiting member of the commission to serve as adviser during the evaluation process, to review the results and to prepare the commission report.

13.  The mandate of the commission shall be to evaluate the Chancellor's guidance of UNO as it pertains to those duties defined in Section 2.8 of the Regents Bylaws.  The commission will develop a process whereby information is obtained from the faculty, staff, students, and others who, according to the judgment of the commission, can provide information pertinent to the evaluation of the Chancellor.

14.  The commission shall issue a final report prepared by the outside university officer to the Executive Committee, the Chancellor, and the President of the University of Nebraska System.  All persons receiving the final report will meet to discuss its contents and the general conduct of the evaluation.  All information obtained by the commission shall be held in strict confidence.

15. Dissemination of evaluation results will be decided by the commission, the Chancellor, and the President of the University at their meeting to discuss the final report.

16. The evaluation of the chancellor shall be financed by the UNO Faculty Senate.  An initial budget of $2,000 shall be reserved by the Senate for the fall, 1983, evaluation.  Funding the subsequent evaluation periods shall be budgeted based upon projected cost requirements as identified by the Executive Committee of the Senate.

Chancellor Weber responded on 6/14/83; Approved.