ERIC Number: ED345659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-23
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing An Institutional Change Model for Rewarding Teaching At Research-Oriented Universities. A Paper for the Symposium: Achieving Parity in Reward Structures for Teaching at Research Institutions.
Barrett, Leverne A.
This paper describes the development and implementation of a teacher reward system based on merit that was used at the University of Nebraska. Explained are the organizational set-up of the program into operational groups and their responsibilities and the steps taken to establish interest and commitment in the project. Also discussed is the determination of what to reward and the evaluation mechanisms, such as peer evaluations and classroom observation by trained observers, that are being encouraged. It is noted that thus far, a renewed interest in teaching among faculty and administrators has developed, teaching initiatives are being started, and institutional problems with the reward system structure are being identified and solved. The model used for rewarding teaching has been found to be effective. The program is planned for continued use and development by the 28 school departments now using it, and preparations are underway to assist other universities (18 universities have expressed interest) across the nation through a dissemination grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. (GLR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Nebraska Lincoln
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Meeting (San Francisco, CA, April 20-22, 1992).