Academic Staff Personnel Decisions
Policies regarding personnel decisions ifor academic staff including
renewal, review and promotion are different for non-instructional
academic staff (Category A & C) compared to instructional academic
staff (Category B). Information for both sets of classifications are
Category A & C
Orientation on Personnel Matters (October 13, 2015)
Annual and Supplemental Reviews
At the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point we evaluate our employees' performance for five reasons:
- To enable you to fully understand what's expected of you
- To help you assess the quality of your past work
- To give you constructive feedback from those with whom you work
- To gain information we may use to make accurate personnel decisions on such matters as promotion and retention
- To encourage you to do your best work
These reviews take place once every year, even in years where a
supplemental review takes place. These reviews must take place along
with review for retention in years where renewal of appointments are
also scheduled. See the Annual Review Procedures document for an outline
of this process.
DUE DATE: May 1
Annual Review Procedures
During the academic staff member's 2nd and 5th years of employment, and
every 5 years thereafter. Supplemental reviews may also be required as
part of an application for promotion. The evaluation process shall
consist of the annual review and a 2-part supplemental review, a
questionnaire survey and a self-assessment. Supplemental Reviews are
designed to gather feedback from colleagues who are familiar with an
Academic Staff member's role and function within the role.
is also an electronic format available for the supplemental review.
Training sessions for new academic staff are held 2 times/year. Contact
the Associate Vice Chancellor for Personnel & Budget office for
PLEASE NOTE: If you want to participate in the
review of someone listed on the "Supplemental Review Roster", you need
only contact that employee's supervisor or program assistant. You should not create an electronic review
(only the employee up for review and their supervisor need to create
the electronic review). When the supplemental review is available, you
will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to participate/respond. PLEASE
do not attempt to participate or respond to another staff member's
supplemental review before receiving the e-mail as it will not register
or be valid.
DUE DATE: May 1
For questions or additional information, please
contact Katherine Jore, Associate Vice Chancellor for Personnel, Budget
& Grants at extension 3710.
Supplemental Review Procedures
Creating a Supplemental Review
Supplemental Review List (2016-2017)
Evaluation for Retention, Promotion and Merit
Information on evaluation for retention, promotion and merit is in the University Handbook
, Chapter 4B, Section 5, beginning on p.60. It is also important to review the personnel rules for your department.
Type of Appointment
Category B Academic Staff at UWSP are normally on fixed-term appointments.
Fixed term employees may request indefinite status after 10 years of employment at UWSP as indicated in the University Handbook
, Chapter 4A, Section 2, Chapter UWSP 10.03.
Personnel Decisions for Fixed-Term Academic Staff
Materials for Retention and Promotion Files
Category B Merit
Each Category B Academic Staff member in a department generates 14 merit
points. Ten of these 14 points are distributed to the department to be
allocated according to departmental procedures. The remaining 4 points
are distributed among the department chairperson (1 point), the dean of
the college (2 points), and the vice chancellor (1 point) to be
allocated according to the appropriate procedures for each. In order to
receive the full pay plan increase, a total of must 14 total merit
points must be earned.
Procedural guidelines for merit
distribution can be found in the University Handbook, Chapter 4B,
Section 5, under Evaluation of Category B Academic Staff. Typically this
would be on pages 64-70.
Merit Point Assignments & Scholarship and Service Activities Report
DUE TO THE CURRENT STATE BUDGET SITUATION, MERIT WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED
DURING THE 2009-10 ACADEMIC YEAR. WE HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED PAY-PLAN
INCREASES WILL NOT OCCUR FOR 2010-11. PROMOTION INCREASE WILL APPLY.
(May be across-the-board distribution depending on % of increase) February
-- Departmental and chair point assignments due to Deans. February
-- Dean’s assignments due in Vice Chancellor’s office. NOTE
: The Scholarship and Service Activities
forms AND Outside Activity Report
form will be distributed. The completion deadline is March 1, 2011