ERIC Number: ED220142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
A Successful Revision of a Faculty Evaluation Procedure.
Walker, James W.
In 1979, El Camino College revised its faculty evaluation procedure, impelled by concerns over the severe consequences and resultant rarity of unsatisfactory ratings, the reluctance of faculty to evaluate their peers, and the high requirements of faculty time. The new procedure includes the following components: (1) options allowing tenured faculty to request that the division dean act as sole evaluator, or that a panel, consisting of the dean and two faculty members, be chosen as evaluators; (2) a self-evaluation report including objectives for instructional improvement, professional growth activities, and the extent to which previous objectives for instructional improvement have been met; (3) student evaluations of instructor performance; (4) an evaluation conference at which the results of the student evaluations and self-evaluation are reviewed; (5) provisions for peer assistance for faculty who receive unsatisfactory ratings or who are identified as being in need of continued evaluation; and (6) the designation of an evaluation team to review the results of continued evaluations and make recommendations. At the conclusion of the 1981 fall semester, all instructors had been evaluated once using the new procedure, which has been well received by faculty and management and resulted in a greater tendency to identify those instructors that need assistance. The complete faculty evaluation procedure is appended. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: El Camino College CA