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SAMPLE EVALUATION CASE STUDIES

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You had expected the first evaluation to go smoothly because everything you had to report was positive. The faculty member is excellent in teaching, has recently received significant grants that have resulted in important publications, and is regularly the most valuable member on committees. But after you congratulate the faculty member all these accomplishments, you’re surprised by the reaction; “Then why didn’t I get a larger raise this year? I know I’m getting a bigger increase than everyone else in my department but it’s still not enough. If I’ve done as well as you said, I’m offended that you’re not following all those compliments with news of a significant salary adjustment.” How would you respond?