Suggestions for a Comprehensive Evaluation File

July 13, 2023

Content may vary depending on lecturer assignment, department requirements, and lecturer’s selected area(s) of emphasis.

  1. Cover Letter
    • Introduce contents of Comprehensive Evaluation File.
    • Summarize courses taught during period of evaluation.
    • Note highlights or explain problems in student evaluations.
    • Give highlights of instructional materials
    • Give highlights of service to students.
    • If it is a part of your job description or if you wish to be evaluated on these areas, give highlights of professional growth and development and/or university/community service.
  2. Current Vita 
  3. Summary Reports of Student Evaluation of Instructor for each class that have student evaluations during the period for which you are being evaluated. 
  4. Instructional Materials, including course syllabi and examples of student learning (such as exams, representative assignments, rubrics, or portfolios). 
  5. Reflective Narrative or statement of teaching philosophy (could be included in cover letter). 

If it is a part of your job description or if you wish to be evaluated on the following areas, provide appropriate evidence of:

  1. Professional Growth and Development  (including Scholarly/Creative Activities and Pedagogical Contributions to the Profession). 
  2. University/Community Service (including Service to Professional Organizations).