Component One: Creating a Sense of Intellectual Community

  • Virginia Tech Successful Strategies

Component Two: Providing a Fair and Full Evaluation

  • Virginia Tech Successful Strategies
  • Supplemental Materials:
    • P&T Good Practices
    • Proposed Qualitative Terms for Use in Faculty Evaluation
    • Sample Written Feedback to a Faculty Member
    • Pre-Tenure Faculty Reviews (including reviews for part-time tenure-track faculty). Section 2.8.2 of the Faculty Handbook
    • Faculty Annual Evaluation and Salary Adjustments. Section 2.9.1 of the Faculty Handbook
    • Guide to Faculty Expectations and Evaluation Procedures, Department of Biological Sciences

Component Three: Providing Effective and Supportive Communication

  • Virginia Tech Successful Strategies
  • Supplemental Materials:
    • Responsibilities of Mentors and Mentees
    • Examples of Successful Mentoring Programs in Other Universities
    • Holding Difficult Conversations:
         a. Issue Discussion Form
         b. Sixty Second Opening Statement
         c. Delivering Negative Feedback
    • Communication Faculty Guide, Department of Communication
    • Department of History Statement on an Inclusive and Scholarly Community
    • Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Values Survey

Component Four: Providing Effective Policies

  • Virginia Tech Successful Strategies
  • Supplemental Materials:
    • Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion Productivity Indicators, Department of Human Development
    • Tenure and Promotion Policies and Procedures, Department of English

Component Five: Focusing on Work/Life Balance

  • Best Practices for Warming Department Climate
  • Supplemental Materials:
    • Online Virginia Tech Resources for Department Heads
    • External Online Resources and Forms
    • University Policies that Promote Work/Life Balance