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ERIC Number: ED102922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Pages: 13
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Proposed System for Rewarding and Improving Instructional Effectiveness.
Aleamoni, Lawrence M.
If institutions of higher education are serious about encouraging excellence in teaching, then they must be prepared to reward such excellence in a manner similar to that for excellence in scholarly achievement. The first step to achieve this goal would be to establish a standard system of evaluating instructional effectiveness that would have as its two major outcomes (a) reward for success and (b) guidance for improvement. Evaluation of student attitudes about instructors and instruction is perhaps the most commonly used method of assessing instructional effectiveness. The quality of student learning is another very important variable to consider. The student attitude or rating data should be presented to the instructor in an easily readable and interpretable format. Faculty (peer) and department head attitudes and judgments should be presented to the faculty member in an easily interpretable report. If part or all of the assessments of instructional effectiveness are not highly positive, then the instructor should determine what needs to be done to improve the institutional weaknesses. These needs could then be presented in the form of a proposal. The higher level administration of both the institution and the faculty should accept and encourage the use of such a system as an integral part of the institutional reward scheme. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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