The purpose of regularly established conferences with you and your division head (or, in some cases, your section chief) is to help you plan and document your career progress and goals. 

NOTE: While the documentation of those goals will be part of your record for subsequent determinations of merit, this regular conference should be distinct from the merit review process (per faculty code).

Who gets reviewed?

  • Every year: acting faculty, assistant and research assistant professors, paid clinical faculty
  • Every 2 years: associate and research associate professors
  • Every 3 years: professors and research professors

Discussion and documentation

Your annual review should include:

  1. A review of your overall academic progress including scholarly productivity, teaching activities and patient care
  2. Your accomplishments and how your duties and responsibilities have contributed to the overall mission(s) of the division/department
  3. Your strengths and weaknesses, including suggestions and strategies for how to improve
  4. A review of your teaching and clinical evaluations 
  5. Establishing goals for the coming year(s)

You should be provided a write-up of the meeting. If you disagree with the summary, you may comment in writing. Your division head or section chief may elect to withdraw and revise the summary or may reaffirm the initial summary. Copies of this documentation should be provided to the chair.

Want more information?

The faculty code, section 24-57, item D, outlines your options if you do not agree with the annual meeting summary.