Teaching Evaluation and SETEs during COVID

Resolution Regarding Evaluation of Teaching Performance and RTP Review During the COVID-19 Emergency— Academic Year 2020-2021

RESOLVED: That the Sonoma State University (SSU) Academic Senate urge the SSU Administration and RTP Committees to allow the following actions due to the COVID-19 emergency - No faculty member will be denied tenure, promotion, or retention solely on the basis of SETEs or classroom observations made during Spring 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters;

RESOLVED: That the SSU Academic Senate urge that a copy of this resolution be placed in every faculty member’s Personnel Action File (PAF) to provide the context for understanding the circumstances surrounding the periods including Fall 2020, and potentially Spring 2021, and their potential impact on RTP processes and outcomes; and be it further

RESOLVED: That this resolution be distributed to President Sakaki, Provost Moranski, the School Deans, Department Chairs, Program Directors, RTP Chairs, CFA Sonoma State Chapter President Erma Jean Sims, ASCSU Chair Robert Keith Collins, and CFA President Charles Toombs.


Approved by the Senate