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ERIC Number: ED392323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 20
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Revamping Faculty Evaluation Methods: Rewarding Student-Centered Teaching.
Chambliss, Catherine
This paper examines efforts by the Department of Psychology at Ursinus College (Pennsylvania) to realign its faculty evaluation, promotion, and tenure guidelines with the increasing emphasis placed on student-centered instruction at the college. It focuses on the need to link faculty rewards with student achievement and to give faculty more input on college evaluation, promotion, and tenure guidelines. The Department of Psychology used a multi-step process that focused on: (1) faculty self-evaluation and discussion; (2) departmental discussion about faculty roles, workload, and rewards; (3) a college-wide departmental chairs' meeting to discuss faculty roles and time allocation; (4) departmental discussion about the relationship between faculty rewards and student achievement; (5) departmental discussion about the current incentive system and suggestions for change; (6) faculty self-evaluation of teaching and research activities; and (7) the development and implementation of new faculty evaluation, promotion, and tenure guidelines. The effectiveness of these changes at Ursinus College is then reviewed. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Ursinus College PA