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Digital Measures User Guide

Resources and faculty guides for Digital Measures

Faculty Handbook Explanation of Performance Ratings

This rating designates that during the evaluation period the individual achieved and consistently exhibited unique and highly meritorious levels of professional performance beyond the agreed-upon goals and objectives. This rating will be assigned to an individual who achieves uncommon levels of meritorious performance in his or her field; and makes meaningful and significant contributions to the mission, goals and objectives of the department, college, and university, as well as to his or her professional field.

UTHSC Faculty Handbook, Appendix J: Procedure for the Annual Performance-and-Planning Review, pp. 100-101.

This rating designates that during the evaluation period, the faculty member achieved and consistently exhibited the level of the expected performance on the agreed upon goals and objectives and who has contributed to the mission, goals and objectives of the department, college and university, as well as to his or her professional field.

UTHSC Faculty Handbook, Appendix J: Procedure for the Annual Performance-and-Planning Review, pp. 100-101.

This rating designates that during the evaluation period, the individual exhibited a level of performance that did not consistently meet all the agreed-upon goals and objectives. This rating will be assigned to an individual who may require some assistance or feedback in achieving and sustaining a level of professional performance necessary to meet the agreed-upon goals and objectives. This rating is intended primarily as a means of formally communicating that a special effort must be made in addressing specific performance deficiencies. When this rating is given, it should be accompanied by a commitment by the Department Chair to assist the individual in identifying the mechanisms for overcoming the detected deficiencies, as deemed appropriate. This rating is a negative rating.

UTHSC Faculty Handbook, Appendix J: Procedure for the Annual Performance-and-Planning Review, pp. 100-101.

Unsatisfactory Performance in Teaching, Research, or Service is defined as adequate cause for termination of a faculty member’s appointment and includes the following: a. Failure to demonstrate professional competence in teaching, research, or service; or b. Failure to perform satisfactorily the duties or responsibilities of the faculty position, including but not limited to (1) failure to comply with a lawful directive of the Chair, Dean, or UTHSC Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs with respect to the faculty member's duties or responsibilities; or (2) inability to perform an essential function of the faculty position, given reasonable accommodation, if requested. This rating is a negative rating.

UTHSC Faculty Handbook, Appendix J: Procedure for the Annual Performance-and-Planning Review, pp. 100-101.

Evaluation Screens 2019 - Retired

Evaluation Screens 2019 - Retired

It is no longer required, or possible, for faculty to enter their Goals and Assignments into Digital Measures. In fact, you will notice that the Evaluation screens are now "Retired". If you would like to access your 2020 proposed goals/assignments from your 2019 annual review, you may run a "Goals, Assignments, and Evaluation" report through the reports tab in Digital Measures. Be sure the date range is set to only include January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020.

While completing the "Faculty Submission Step" in the APPR Workflow, you may choose to run the "Goals, Assignments, and Evaluation" report as a Microsoft Word document so that you may appraise your 2020 goals directly onto the document. In turn, you may use the formatting of the report to create a document for your 2021 goals and assignments. You may also submit your own attachment.

How To: Annual Report

How To: Annual Report

While preparing materials for your annual review, a good place to start determining which screens you should revisit in Digital Measures is your college's annual report. The annual report provides a general overview of your activities and will be included as a part of your evaluation. We have included steps to accessing your college's report and a color coded example from the College of Medicine's annual report.

Step 1: Navigate to Reports Section and Choose Annual Report

  • On the top tool bar select Report
  • Choose your college's annual report from the list.

Step 2: Configure and Run Report

  • Make sure you select a Date Range that meets your needs, the default is the current calendar year
  • If you have departmental or college level permissions, under Whom to Include select the account(s) for which you would like to run the report
  • Select your preferred File Format
  • Select Run Report

 

Orange: General Information          Blue: Teaching/Mentoring          Red: Scholarship/Research

Green: Clinical Care                    Purple: Service