The Faculty Evaluation Committee is responsible for all recommendations for salary increases and doctoral directive status for all members of the department. These recommendations must be based on evaluations of performance of assigned duties and faculty responsibilities as discussed in the previous section of these procedures. Such evaluations must of necessity be accomplished in two steps: individual evaluations by each member of the FEC, followed by a consensus evaluation by the Committee itself. The form of expression of the consensus evaluation may be simply an action by the committee on the matter under consideration (salary increase recommendation, etc.). It is the duty of each FEC member, before participating in any such consensus evaluation by the FEC, to carefully review all evidence available to the committee that is relevant to the question at hand, including in all cases the current FEC Folder of the faculty member being evaluated, and to form a carefully considered evaluation of the performance of the faculty member under consideration. If any evidence is considered that is external to the FEC Folder, in cases of negative outcome at least, the faculty member being evaluated should be informed as to the nature of this evidence and given opportunity to respond to, refute, or interpret said evidence.