Periodic Evaluation of Probationary and Tenured Faculty

Mini Review

The primary purpose of the periodic evaluation or “mini review” is to provide probationary faculty with an annual assessment of the progress they have made toward earning tenure and promotion. These reviews are formative, providing the probationary faculty with review of the 3 categories of achievement in University Policy S15-8, so as to encourage professional growth that will merit the award of tenure, and advancement in rank if applicable, by the end of the probationary period.

Post Tenure Review

Post tenure review is specified in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) Article 15.35: For the purpose of maintaining and improving a tenured faculty unit employee’s effectiveness, tenured faculty unit employees shall be subject to periodic performance evaluations at intervals of no greater than five (5) years. SJSU’s policy on post tenure review is S97-5 [pdf]. It asserts that the purpose of the Post Tenure Review is to evaluate the professional effectiveness of the faculty member in terms of the scope and currency of their professional work, with reference to their current and future professional career plans. The review, to the extent possible, should focus on a positive, formative, and proactive approach to enhancing faculty careers.

eFaculty Training Information

UP-Faculty Services will be hosting training sessions for faculty due for either Mini Review or Post Tenure Review. During the sessions, the training videos will be shown, and UP-FS staff will be present to answer questions that you may have regarding the usage of eFaculty. The training sessions will be hosted via Zoom, and no registration is required.

  • Mini Review Training Sessions
  • Post Tenure Review Training Sessions

To receive a calendar invitation to either of these sessions, please email a request for the "eFaculty Training Link" to However, you can also select the link at the time of the training session to gain access.

University Policies

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