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ERIC Number: ED040714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 16
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Measuring Faculty Effectiveness in the Community College: A Proposal.
Tucker, John M.; Wilkerson, George J.
Recent attempts by the Federal Government, industry, and community groups to concern themselves with school accountability suggest that unless the educational community begins to develop effective and meaningful evaluative criteria, external agencies may do it for them. This paper describes the current status of the evaluation of teaching effectiveness, and suggests guidelines for developing a more comprehensive evaluative program. To begin with, a criterion-referenced approach to evaluation is suggested, with greater emphasis placed on the product rather than on the process of teaching. On this basis, changes in learner behavior are seen as the ultimate or most important measurement criterion. After discussing recent efforts to establish effective evaluation schemes and the obstacles which these schemes must overcome, an approach to the problem is outlined. This approach calls for a commitment by faculty and administrators to develop behavioral measures of the individual instructor's and school's effectiveness; the development of applicable pre- and post-test measures of effectiveness; program implementation; behavioral definition of skills necessary for success in various occupations and professions; and finally, the combination of course, curricular, and institutional objectives into a general set of goals for which both instructor and administrator can be held accountable. A brief description of efforts at John Tyler Community College (Virginia) toward these goals concludes the discussion. (JO)
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