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ERIC Number: ED094847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar-1
Pages: 35
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Evaluating Community College Personnel: A Research Report.
Deegan, William L.; And Others
A statewide survey was conducted of local evaluation policies, procedures, and problems of implementing evaluation programs on the campuses of California community colleges. The following areas were studied: (1) the process of development of the evaluation program; (2) procedures utilized in the first year of implementing Senate Bill 696 (evaluation of faculty members); (3) perceptions of the effectiveness of differing evaluation techniques; (4) problems encountered in implementing Senate Bill 696; and (5) recommendation for improving evaluation of certified personnel. Over 700 questionnaires were mailed to all community college presidents, all deans of instruction, all faculty senate presidents, all student body presidents, a random sample of nearly 200 community college faculty, and a sample of local community college trustees. In addition to the questionnaires, the survey team gathered written policies from over 90 community colleges and conducted an analysis of major features of board-adopted evaluation policies. Results of the survey showed that there was a decisive consensus among all groups that lack of administrative time and lack of faculty time were the major problems encountered in implementing a faculty evaluation program. Eight recommendations that evolved as a result of the study (three from respondents and five from the survey team) relate to: timing of and feedback from the evaluation process; inservice training; use of evaluation instruments; funding for inservice training; more experimentation; statewide clearinghouse; permanent local committes on the improvement of instruction; and further study. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: California