Teaching Evaluations, Strike-Affected Semesters, and Tenure & Promotion

In response to pressure from YUFA through the JCOAA, the Employer has agreed that the inclusion in tenure and promotion files of student course evaluations for courses offered during the strike-affected 2015 Winter term will be optional. Members who taught during the Winter 2015 semester may decide whether these course evaluations should be included or excluded in consideration of their teaching. File Preparation Committees for candidates for advancement to candidacy, for tenure, and for promotion should ask these candidates to indicate whether they wish such course evaluations to be considered by the Adjudicating Committee.

The Employer has agreed to communicate this policy to all members and to ensure that all relevant committees are fully informed of this decision. You should be receiving a memorandum to this effect shortly. If you have any questions or concerns about this or any other issue respecting tenure and promotion, please contact yufa@yorku.ca.