ERIC Number: ED071582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Evaluating Teaching: Some Problems.
Grasha, Anthony F.
In the process of teacher evaluation, much needs to be taken into account other than a teacher's activities and behaviors inside the classroom. Also to be considered are the teacher's fixed goals for a particular class, his attitude toward his students, his peers' attitudes toward him, and an instructor's professional activities. Who should conduct the evaluation of teachers is something to be taken very seriously. Some possibilities are an independent evaluation agency, interested students, faculty and administrators in a college, or perhaps a committee composed of junior and senior members of a department. Who does it depends on what purpose the evaluation is to serve. Information derived from an initial evaluation should be used as feedback for the instructor in order that he might understand what others view as his faults. Then, a follow-up evaluation should be conducted to answer the following questions: (1) Did the instructor make an attempt to improve what he or she was doing? (2) Are the instructor's values with regard to things like professional research, writing and community service compatible with the institution's values? (3) Do colleagues perceive the instructor as a valuable member of the faculty? and (4) Have students reported that what they learned from the course, in class and out, helped them in decisions about what to major in, post-graduate study or on the job? The answers to these questions should help to determine whether the faculty member should be promoted or given tenure. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Cincinnati Univ., OH. Inst. for Research and Training in Higher Education.
Note: IRTHE, Vol. 4, No. 3 Spring 1972