ERIC Number: ED181833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Toward Systematic Faculty Evaluation. Regional Spotlight, Vol. 13, No. 2, January, 1980.
Prodgers, Stephen B., Ed.
The need for more consistent and comprehensive procedures for evaluating faculty performance is discussed in this newsletter. Declining student enrollments and financial restraints have created a "no growth" climate on campuses and it is suggested that this environment will require a two-thirds drop in the demand for new faculty at a time when the annual supply of Ph.D.s is increasing. Therefore a systematic faculty evaluation procedure is suggested that offers administrators a method of ensuring faculty quality and provides assistance with decisions concerning promotion, salary, tenure, and termination. The use of evaluation for faculty development and instructional improvement is also emphasized. Various techniques utilized by faculty improvement programs are mentioned and the connection between the quality of teaching and improved student learning is examined. Areas of faculty evaluation often include instruction, research, professional growth and development, student advising, university service, community service, administration and management, departmental service, and publications. A model of an evaluation system for assessing individual faculty members is presented. Multiple sources of data are identified for use in faculty evaluation. These include deans, vice-presidents, department chairmen, other faculty, self-evaluation, and students. Several recommendations for developing evaluation procedures are included. (SF)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Faculty Evaluation, Faculty Promotion, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Models, Peer Evaluation, Retrenchment, Self Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Supply and Demand, Tenure
Regional Spotlight, Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30313
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.