ERIC Number: ED058848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
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The Assessment of University Teaching.
Falk, Barbara; Dow, Kwong Lee
There is widespread concern at the present time that serious attention should be given to the practical problems of assessing teaching in the universities. In this monograph, although extensive reference is made to theoretical studies and empirical investigations, the concern is more immediate and practical. Two major questions are the guidelines for the presentation: (1) What can be done with what is already known to perform the necessary tasks of appointing and promoting staff? and (2) What can be done to improve teaching in universities? Chapter 1 takes into account the practical aspects to be considered in assessment and implementation of effective teaching programs, while Chapter 2 examines the criteria used in judging effective teaching. The third chapter is involved with the relevance of student attainment, taking into consideration the possibility of student testing as a basis for teacher assessment. Chapters 4 and 5 deal with the use of student and colleague evaluation, and a concluding chapter offers a rationale for final decisionmaking. (HS)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Methods
Society for Research into Higher Education Ltd., 20 Gower Street, London, England, WCIE 6DP (75 pence)
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Authoring Institution: Society for Research into Higher Education, Ltd., London (England).