ERIC Number: ED028317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Correspondence Study: Faculty Evaluation; Phase I of the State-Wide Correspondence Study: Faculty Evaluation.
Washington Univ., Seattle. Educational Assessment Center.
The first of a two-part evaluation of correspondence studies in the State of Washington was concerned with opinion, descriptions, and recommendations of faculty at four state institutions on (1) how the faculty member is affected personally, (2) how students are affected, and (3) program improvement. Interviews collected data from 100 faculty members, who were categorized as those who had or had not taught by correspondence in the past, or were currently teaching. A need was found for better remuneration and for professional recognition for correspondence teaching. The administration should specify the institutional commitment to correspondence studies, the resources it will allocate, and the recognition and reward it will give to participating faculty. All faculty felt that the State had a definite commitment to its citizens to provide correspondence courses. Correspondence programs might be made more effective by establishing a central organization for correspondence and continuing education services; by eliminating duplications in the state; or by inviting the participation of the community colleges. The State should provide monetary support for correspondence courses for college credit. (pt)
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Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Educational Assessment Center.