Regular faculty evaluation aims to advance the college’s mission by developing faculty who model scholarship, participation, and service and who continually strive for excellence in the teaching/learning process. Participation in evaluation offers faculty the opportunity to identify and assess their growth as teachers and their contributions to the advancement of the mission of the college. The intent is to offer a guide for professional goal setting and to provide constructive and balanced information to help faculty members fulfill their academic responsibilities. Evaluations also allow the college to determine whether faculty are effectively fulfilling their responsibilities. Evaluations are central to decisions regarding contract renewal, promotion, and tenure.