ERIC Number: ED101814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
An Assessment of Two Years of Faculty Evaluation.
Allison, Robert; And Others
A survey instrument was designed to ascertain faculty opinion on the faculty evaluation process so that the Academic Senate could make recommendations for future changes. Under the present system faculty must be evaluated every two years, but, within certain guidelines, departmental procedures may vary. A total of 77.3 percent of all faculty and administrators responded. Analysis of the data revealed the following: (1) the purpose of evaluation for regular (tenured) staff should be for the improvement of instruction; for contract (nontenured) staff the question of retention or dismissal should also be considered (present procedures treat regular and contract staff equally); (2) most faculty find evaluation moderately effective and beneficial and not threatening; (3) many faculty members seem to spend more time and receive more benefits from participating in the evaluation of others than themselves; (4) most faculty feel that the department chairman should be actively involved in evaluation; (5) a large number of faculty did not receive copies of their evaluations, although they should have; (6) over 85 percent of the respondents did not think that Bakersfield College should "try to do a complete and effective evaluation job, substantially exceeding legal requirements"; and (7) over 80 percent want to continue the present plan with minor modifications. The questionnaire, cover letters, tabulated responses, and additional faculty comments are presented. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bakersfield Coll., CA.