ERIC Number: ED129198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Evaluation of Academic Administrators: Principles, Processes, and Outcomes.
Anderson, G. Lester
A model is presented and interpreted by which college and university boards of trustees periodically assess and evaluate key academic administrators, including presidents, vice presidents, and deans. Evaluation is defined as a process of review to assess the performance of academic administrators and to make a value judgment concerning this assessment. Such review involves the assessment of actual performance, management activity, quality of leadership, and other activities and attributes. The model makes use of an ad hoc evaluation committee that prepares an assessment portfolio. This portfolio contains a self-evaluation statement by the person under review, descriptive and evaluative statements representing the valid interests of various constituencies, and a consensus statement as well as a dissenting or minority statement if any. The board of trustees reviews the assessment portfolio and makes its own definitive evaluation. The review is qualitative and judgmental, based on specific criteria. It deals with any special limitations or great strengths of the administrator that appear critical to a college or university's welfare. (LBH)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Evaluation, Administrators, Committees, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Models, Presidents, Self Evaluation, Trustees
Center for the Study of Higher Education, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Center for the Study of Higher Education.