ERIC Number: ED031222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Measuring Faculty Performance.
Cohen, Arthur M.; Brawer, Florence B.
This report focuses on the techniques, objectives, and problems associated with teacher and teaching evaluation. The first section of this 2-part monograph was devoted to the discussion and appraisal of methods currently employed. Topics considered included: a review of the standard techniques of supervisor, colleague, student, and self evaluation; a discussion of the problems inherent in these methods such as rater bias, ambiguity of purpose, and lack of definite criteria; an overview of research attempting to relate teacher personality with teacher effectiveness; and an outline of a program incorporated into the junior college teacher preparation program at UCLA that aimed at predicting the success of new teachers by the use of various personality dimensions. A case for changing the purposes, methods, and criteria of faculty assessment was presented in part two. It was suggested that faculty evaluation, as a tool to improve instruction, must relate to instruction as a discipline with the focus placed on the effects of instruction, an approach that may result in the development of team teaching techniques and evaluation among instructors on the basis of teaching effectiveness alone. The problems in specifying criteria for assessing teacher effectiveness, a rational for using student achievement of learning objectives as the main criteria of teacher effect, suggested designs for assessing instructors, and a scheme for supervising instruction were presented. (MB)
Descriptors: Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Instruction, Performance Criteria, Personnel Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teachers, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Junior Colleges, 1315 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.