Co-Creating Annual Reviews

Co-Creating Evaluations

The ADVANCE Project CREST Team developed this toolkit in consultation with the West Virginia University Dialogues program to assist you in the important work of creating new or revising existing annual merit review criteria and processes. The purpose of this toolkit is to provide quick and easy access to ideas and tools for implementing engaging and inclusive discussions as departments undertake the task of separating annual review criteria from their RPT criteria. Departments should review the CU regent mandates regarding annual review criteria (as different from RPT criteria) as well as the relevant regent policy and CU Administrative statements. We link to these policies and mandates in the toolkit as well as below. 

The Project CREST Team is here to offer support to you and your departments as you navigate this important process. If you would like help facilitating these conversations, developing tools for brainstorming sessions, or would like our team to look over any versions of the criteria you create, please just ask! You can send and email to and we will be happy to help in any way we can.


Annual Review Resources

Annual Review Co-Creation Toolkit

The Project CREST Team developed a toolkit for departments to use as they create new or revise existing annual review criteria per the regent mandate whose policies you can read here. If you need support or have any questions, please reach out to


Equity-Minded Annual Merit Review Criteria Rubric

A tool for evaluating annual merit review criteria documents for inclusivity

Faculty Perceptions of Creating Annual Reviews

Project CREST conducted a survey of tenure/tenure track faculty on their perceptions of creating annual reviews in their units.

Annual Review CRITERIA - Coding of documents

Project CREST conducted qualitative coding of all available annual review criteria documents at UCCS using the A.C.E.-adapted equity-minded rubric. Read the summary report of the results and recommendations for improvements.