ERIC Number: ED382112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov-7
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Evaluation in a Professional School.
McManigal, Shirley A.
This paper describes the faculty evaluation process at the Health Sciences Center at Texas Tech University. It covers the Center's five disciplines: allied health, dentistry, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. Faculty members in these disciplines must usually have certification and/or licensure in the profession as well as typical academic qualifications (usually a doctoral degree). At Texas Tech an evaluation matrix has been developed which is used in the mentoring and development process. For the annual review by the department chair and for the promotion and tenure process, each applicant prepares a portfolio using a prescribed format, including such items as conference programs, seminar announcements, letters of appointment, lists of society offices, letters of commendation, and teaching evaluation summaries. In addition to covering the usual areas of teaching, research, and service, the evaluation includes the professional program component of clinical practice. This faculty evaluation system was compared with those of six other professional schools and found to be quite similar. Attachments provide more detail on the procedural steps of the evaluation process, an outline of the matrix components, and a quantitative scale for weighing the various components. (DB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Clinical Experience, Dental Schools, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Evaluation, Faculty Promotion, Higher Education, Medical Education, Nursing Education, Pharmaceutical Education, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Professional Education, Tenure
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Note: Paper presented at the Center for Educational Development and Assessment Preconference Workshop "Developing a Comprehensive Faculty Evaluation System" (San Juan, PR, November 7-8, 1994).