ERIC Number: ED038912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-4
Reference Count: 0
Will Improved Skill in Teaching be Recognized?
Clark, Kenneth E.
Although there is now great interest in the improvement of teaching in colleges and universities, merit as judged in these institutions is based much more on the evaluation of scholarly and research activities than on teaching performance, and salaries are determined by the reputation of one's work rather than one's teaching. One's writing can be quite easily evaluated, one's teaching supposedly not. Yet student use of questionnaires on a teacher's effectiveness, or visitation of classes by colleagues could provide excellent information about the teacher's qualities in the classroom. There is great need for a clearing house of information about good teachers and the development of a system for identifying good and poor teachers on a campus. This could be done if a number of institutions banded together and used a national metric system or similar device to collect information, and provide indices of evaluation. This would allow for a teaching effectiveness number to be added to the teacher's dossier, and teaching ability would thus become another factor to be considered in salary increases or recruitment. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Education Research Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 4, 1970