ERIC Number: ED119578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of College Teaching. Guidelines for Summative and Formative Procedures.
The literature on teaching evaluation has long recognized that it is simply not possible now, or perhaps ever, to isolate from among all the variables that are interacting the individual teacher's contribution to changes in the learner, many of which are complex, subtle, and may not be observable until much later in the student's life. Thus, other criteria, usually judgmental in nature, have formed the basis of efforts to evaluate teaching. A widely stressed admonition is that one should never rely solely on a single source of data, but should use several or all of these forms of judgment. The sources of first-hand data that have been most often suggested (and which are discussed in this document) are faculty self-evaluation, peer evaluations without visitation, and the student's evaluation of teaching. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Higher Education, Peer Groups, Self Evaluation, Students, Teacher Evaluation
Publications Office, Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 ($0.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.