ERIC Number: ED116738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Preliminary Report [of the] Faculty Professional Growth Committee.
Saint Louis Community Coll., MO.
As a guide to its deliberations, the Faculty Professional Growth Committee of the St. Louis Junior College District prepared and distributed to all members of the professional teaching staff a questionnaire covering what should be included in faculty evaluations, how much weight should be given to each item, and whether teaching effectiveness could best be measured by performance or outcome. Approximately 300 faculty members responded, giving heaviest weight to classroom effectiveness, however measured; least weight to personal life style; and preference to performance over outcome as a means of measuring teaching effectiveness. With the help of the responses to the questionnaire, the committee produced this report which recommends that evaluations for faculty growth be kept separate from evaluations for promotion and retention, and makes some suggestions for ways of promoting growth. The report also specifies what should be considered in promotional evaluations, and the relative weight each item should be given. This report, accordingly, is divided into two parts, with part 1 addressed to growth and development, and part 2 addressed to criteria for promotional evaluation. The questionnaire and tabulated responses are appended. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll., MO.