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ERIC Number: ED112961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May-5
Pages: 55
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Developing an Instrument for Evaluating Faculty by Students, Colleagues, and Administrators at Rhode Island Junior College.
Menard, Joseph W.
This study was undertaken to devise a standardized faculty evaluation instrument which could be used by all departments at Rhode Island Junior College and which could be easily filled out by students, colleagues, and the department chairpersons of the instructor being evaluated. In order to ascertain the preferences of the college community regarding items which should be incorporated into such an instrument, two attitudinal questionnaires were designed and administered to 70 faculty members and a random sample of 200 students. One of the questionnaires related to preferred instrument format; the other to the characteristics essential to effective faculty performance. Among five alternative formats for the evaluation instrument, those polled preferred a multiple choice format. The selected characteristics of effective instructors closely paralleled the characteristics cited in the literature of the field. The developed instrument (which contains 50 items, with separate sections for students, advisees, faculty, and division chairpersons) is presented, as are both preliminary questionnaires and tables displaying questionnaire results. Pilot testing, revision, and college-wide implementation of the instrument are recommended. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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