ERIC Number: ED238344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Evaluation in an Adult External Degree Program.
LeLieuvre, Robert B.; Silverthorne, Colin P.
Criteria for evaluating part-time, adjunct faculty members employed by the University of San Francisco's adult external degree program are identified. Assumptions and objectives of the faculty development program are also specified. The College of Professional Studies offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight areas related to human resources and organizational development at approximately 40 classroom sites in California. Over a period of a year, discussions, field-testing, and refinements resulted in the elaboration of the following competencies against which all faculty members are measured: (1) general intellectual, (2) academic discipline, (3) practitioner, (4) teaching, (5) classroom management, (6) research advising, and (7) educational-administrative. Criteria for each area of competence were established and six specific, measurable behavioral anchors were linked to these criteria. The competence areas, criteria, and behavioral anchors are identified. It is noted that these criteria/indicators are the bases for all appointment, assignment, and re-assignment decisions, and that four instruments are used for faculty evaluation, including student and course evaluations, self-assessments, and observation. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Cognitive Measurement, Evaluation Criteria, External Degree Programs, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, Knowledge Level, Noninstructional Responsibility, Part Time Faculty, Research Skills, Scholarship, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Participation, Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Adjunct Faculty
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (San Francisco, CA, April 27-30, 1983).