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Adjunct Performance Evaluation

Florida State College at Jacksonville uses myIMPACT (Individually Measuring Performance and Achievement to Cultivate Talent) to conduct annual  Adjunct Evaluations.

FSCJ Online will contact our Adjunct Faculty to let them know that a member of our staff will be taking a look at their online classrooms during the term. After that observation is complete, we'll set up a time to chat about the online teaching experience.  Please check out the myIMPACT Training Video to view details on the evaluation submission process.

In our observation we’ll be looking for the following activities aligned to competencies in the myIMPACT evaluation system.

  • Weekly announcements
  • Personal response to student introductions
  • Participation in the discussion forums
  • Timely grading using rubrics and personalized feedback

myIMPACT Competencies Related to Online Teaching

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Learner-Centered Teaching Strategy
  • Job Knowledge

Accountability – Accepts responsibility and is accountable for achieving results.  

  • Instructor completes the NA process by the submission deadline.  
  • Instructor posts student grades by the submission deadline. 
  • Instructor makes the course available on time in LMS. 
  • Instructor responds to inquiries from administration in a timely manner. 

Communication – Promotes clear listening, speaking, and writing skills to support the mission. 

  • Instructor posts regular announcements 
    • Examples of information that could be included in weekly announcements 
      • Instructor posts weekly wrap-up announcements. 
      • Instructor posts an introduction to the upcoming week. 
      • Instructor posts reminders for assignments due in the upcoming week. 
      • Instructor includes mini-lectures or content overviews in the announcements. 
      • Other? 
        • What other strategies do you use to communicate in the announcements area with your students?  We look forward to hearing about your experience during our evaluation conversation.
  • Instructor posts an introduction in “Introductions and Greetings” 
  • Instructor responds to student introductions.  
  • Instructor responds to students’ questions posted in “Questions for Professor” within 24 – 48 hours.  
  • Instructor maintains a supportive tone. 

Learner-Centered Teaching Strategy – Engages students and promotes learning by encouraging active participation. 

  • Instructor supports student engagement 
    • Examples of supporting student engagement 
      • Instructor shares professional expertise. 
      • Instructor provides supplemental information. 
      • Instructor seeds online discussions with follow-up questions. 
      • Other?
        • What other strategies do you use to engage your students?  We look forward to hearing about your experience during our evaluation conversation.
  • Instructor assigns grades within seven days of the submission deadline.  
  • Instructor uses rubrics for grading.  
  • Instructor provides personalized grading feedback. 

Job Knowledge – Demonstrates comprehensive and up to date knowledge of the job. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to perform at a high level of accomplishment. 

  • Instructor completes Canvas Course Preparations per the Instructor Guidelines. 
  • Instructor teaches the Master Course as designed.
  • Instructor uses the most recent Center for eLearning course syllabus. 
  • Instructor submits the course syllabus in the Online Syllabus Builder. 

 Documenting Positive Student Feedback

There may be times when a student personally emails you and provides positive feedback about a course. We encourage you to record instances of positive feedback as a journal entry for evaluation purposes. 

Follow the instructions for entering a journal entry within myIMPACT.

  1. On the myFSCJ homepage, click on the Employees’ tab and select myIMPACT within QuickLinks:

2. At the top/left side of the webpage, click on the drop down and select “Perform”. At the far right of the page, select the “+” sign and click on “Journal Entry.









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