Appendix I
Research Associateship Programs


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Appendix I Research Associateship Programs EVALUATION of ASSOCIATE by ADVISER If evaluation is for renewal, attach it to Associate’s Renewal Application, and forward to LPR for signature. If evaluation is for end of tenure, sign it and send directly to the coordinator at the NRC. Associate Last or Family Name First Name M.I. Eval. for Agency Laboratory or Center Tenure Original Starting Date Renewal Date (if applicable) Requested yr. Months (if applicable) M.I. Adviser Last Name (USMA Mentor, if applicable) Adviser First Name Adviser Laboratory Address Division / Branch / Department Adviser Laboratory Phone Address Building, Room, Mail Stop / Code, if applicable Fax Address Street Adviser E-mail City State Zip 1) Briefly, how long and in what capacity have you known the Associate? 2) Briefly, (e.g., half-page maximum) comment on the progress, sufficient time/schedule, and principal accomplishments of the research (or teaching, if USMA Davies Fellow), acknowledging, but not listing, publications. If this evaluation recommends extended tenure, please list specific reasons. 155

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Page 2 3) The purpose of the Research Associateship Programs is to provide to postdoctoral and senior scientists and engineers of unusual ability and promise an opportunity to conduct research on problems largely of their own choice which may contribute to the general research effort of the host laboratory. To what extent is this purpose is being fulfilled? (Not applicable to USMA Mentor) 4) According to the categories below, please rate the Associate in comparison to scientists and engineers (or teaching professionals, if USMA Davies Fellow) with comparable training and experience. Below Average Above Good Exceptional Average Average Knowledge of Field Research (or Teaching) Techniques Motivation/Initiative Independent Research Innovative Thinking Overall Scientific (or Teaching ) Ability 5) Has the Associate been effective in relationships with others in scientific matters? You may wish to comment on such attributes as leadership, cooperation, assertiveness, and influence on colleagues and other branches of the organization. 6) If the Associate is a productive scientist, what, in your opinion, is the quality of the work? If the Associate is not a productive scientist, why, in your opinion, is this the case? 7) Add any other pertinent comments that will help assess the Associate’s ability and potential for research (or teaching, if USMA Davies Fellow). Please comment on weaknesses as well as on strong points. 8) Would you like the Associate as a professional colleague? NO YES NO COMMENT 9) Do you recommend the Associate’s tenure be renewed? NO YES NOT APPLICABLE 10) Please provide any suggestions for program improvement 156

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Adviser Signature Date USMA Mentor signature (if applicable) Date Laboratory Program Representative (LPR) Signature Date ONLY if this evaluation is for renewal 157

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