ERIC Number: ED229438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Quantitative Model for Assessing Faculty Promotion.
Tekian, Ara; And Others
This paper describes a quantitative model that can be used to evaluate faculty performance for promotion decisions. Through the use of an evaluation form, the system (1) informs faculty members how they will be evaluated at the end of each academic year; (2) allows faculty growth to be documented in teaching, research, and other activities which affect promotion; and (3) provides a common basis for a Promotion Committee to deal fairly and objectively with evaluating faculty performance. Although this model was designed for use with health professions faculty it can be adapted and used in other fields. An evaluation form has been designed which has two parts. Part I (Appendix A) is a questionnaire to gather information about the number and kinds of academic activities that faculty have performed (i.e., the quantitative aspects of their work) and is to be completed by the faculty member. Part II (Appendix B) is a rating scale to be completed by the department chairperson and three colleagues who are familiar with the candidate being rated. Ratings depict the qualitative aspects of faculty performance. The description of a pilot study illustrates the application of the model. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Quantitative Analysis
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983).