ERIC Number: ED254550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Teaching in the Health Professions: Peers as Evaluators of Teaching.
Despite the movement in dentistry toward a system of professional peer review, dental educators appear highly resistant to evaluation by their colleagues. The University of Maryland Dental School has a comprehensive evaluation system involving evaluation of courses and instruction by students, program evaluations by individual departments, formal faculty evaluation by department chairmen, administrator evaluation by faculty and the school's Dean, and peer evaluation. The peer evaluation system has been the most difficult to develop, sustain, and make acceptable. This paper discusses: (1) problems surfacing during the development phase (such as faculty and administrator resistance and faculty subterfuge); (2) why and how the original plan never achieved passage; (3) the mechanism established within the school to guide the comprehensive system; (4) the adopted plan and how it works; and (5) the plan in action. (Author/BS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Evaluation Problems; University of Maryland Dental School
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, l985).