ERIC Number: ED345272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
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Methods of Writing Instruction Evaluation.
Lamb, Bill H.
The Writing Program Director at Johnson County Community College (Kansas) developed quantitative measures for writing instruction evaluation which can support that institution's growing interest in and support for peer collaboration as a means to improving instructional quality. The first process (Interaction Analysis) has an observer measure verbal activity in the classroom for a specified time. The second process (Classroom Flow Charting) involves an observer writing down the flow of a session and includes comments and reactions to the activity as well as suggestions for changes or alternatives to consider for future sessions. The third process (Peer Collaboration) involves a series of observations taken out of the evaluation context--most often the activity involves a combination of observation, methodology discussions, student interviews, and assignment analysis. The important part of such an evaluation is for the student evaluator to carefully go through the material with the instructor as soon as possible after the observation. By documenting instructional delivery and outcomes, the director has been able to provide specific goals for instructors to work toward, documentation for award portfolios, and specific examples that can be used to foster mentoring relationships. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Johnson County Community College KS
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (43rd, Cincinnati, OH, March 19-21, 1992).