ERIC Number: ED217958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Development of an Instrument for the Evaluation of Certificated Personnel for Vista College.
Holleman, John J.
In response to a California legislative mandate and in the absence of agreed upon procedures for peer evaluation, Vista College undertook a survey of instruments utilized by other colleges and institutions for faculty evaluation. Evaluation forms were requested from 12 colleges and a total of 18 forms were received. These forms, and two obtained from non-collegiate firms, were compared in an item analysis with eight criteria established by the Board of Trustees of the Peralta Community College District and with two other sources listing important factors in teaching. The study showed that while there was a variation in the formats used and different emphases in the evaluation items, there were items that a number of forms had in common, including professional responsibility to students and peers (52%) and preparation and organization (48%). The non-collegiate evaluation forms covered more than 60% of the criteria established by the district. As a result of the analysis of the instruments, Vista developed three evaluation forms covering Student Evaluation of Instruction, Instructors' Self Evaluation, and Faculty Evaluation of Instruction. The first two forms were used during 1979 and elicited favorable responses from faculty and students. The peer evaluation instrument has not yet been used. Appendices include a list of the evaluation instruments analyzed and the evaluation forms developed at Vista College. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Vista College CA
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.