ERIC Number: ED390457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Part-Time Faculty Evaluation: A Campus Case Study.
Williams, James P.
For the past 13 years, the Verde Valley Campus of Yavapai College, in Arizona, has used the same system to evaluate part-time faculty in an effort to both maintain quality control and provide feedback to part-time faculty and address their concerns. The system utilizes two instruments to gather evaluative data. The first is used to determine student evaluations of instruction, while the second is used by administrator for in-class evaluations and teachers' self-evaluations in response to administrator findings. Evaluations are performed during a semester and not at the end to give faculty a chance to implement any improvements. While the time and date of the evaluations are unannounced, faculty are given the option to schedule evaluations and can always refuse an evaluation at any given class time. The entire process, from in-class reviews to student evaluations to teacher response, takes place within 1 week to 10 days. The system is unique in that it gives students a voice in teacher evaluation and in that aspects of the student instrument parallel the in-class observation instrument. In addition, the evaluation process promotes organizational clarity, the analysis and synthesis of teaching theory into practice, effective communication with classes and individual students, and enthusiasm. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Yavapai College AZ
Note: In: Proceedings of the National Conference on Successful College Teaching (18th, Orlando, Florida, February 26-28, 1994); see JC 960 033.