ERIC Number: ED060839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Who, What, Why of Instructor Evaluation.
Cohen, Arthur M.; Brawer, Florence B.
A self-report system for individual community college instructors to use in evaluating their own professional performance is advanced as a tentative means to respond to California teacher evaluation bill SB 696. Four instructor activity areas are suggested as appropriate for evaluation: (1) instruction, requiring the use of specific measurable objectives; (2) service to the college, including committee work, club work, and other institutional activities; (3) service to the community; and (4) professional expertise, including those elements increasing an instructor's knowledge of his field. The primary aspect of the self-evaluation process consists of a faculty interviewing committee to question instructors about each of the above named areas. Instructors will present to the committee teaching objectives, test scores, student rating forms, and a resume of school, community, and professional activities. A yearly file on each instructor, developed from the interviews, would be reviewed at each evaluation meeting. This self-report system differs from ordinary self-report and introspective methods in that it relies on concept measurement, is open to peers for process evaluation, and focuses on instructor intentions and results. (AL)
Descriptors: Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Evaluation, Self Evaluation, State Legislation, Teacher Evaluation, Two Year Colleges
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