In October 2007 the Kansas Board of Regents added a section to the KBOR Policy Manual addressing Annual Faculty Assessment. A key statement from the policy follows:
"The Board further recognizes that faculty evaluation should be a participatory, cooperative and continuing process. Given varied faculty responsibilities and specializations among and within disciplines, the evaluation process should provide for faculty participation in the preparation of evaluation guidelines. Therefore, the process should be as localized as possible in order to adapt criteria and procedures to individual or departmental circumstances."