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ERIC Number: ED136858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr-4
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Administrators.
Johnston, Archie B.
This paper briefly reviews the purposes, associated problems, and possible methods of evaluating college administrators. It is noted that there are essentially two possible purposes for administrator evaluation: to increase the efficiency of the college, in which case the emphasis must be placed on the function of the position, or to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the incumbent administrator. It is recommended that evaluations be used to increase efficiency of the college, and secondarily to apprise the individual of his strengths and weaknesses. Some practical suggestions include maintaining an awareness that evaluation will undoubtedly produce tensions, that strict confidentiality must be maintained, and that administrative ratings should be signed by both the rater and the ratee. Use of standardized rating instruments is not suggested since such instruments are generally not able to reflect the unique situations and circumstances of different institutions. It is recommended that each administrator develop a series of short- and long-range objectives and the means by which he plans to reach them. This activity should be performed in cooperation with his immediate superior, who should be his eventual rater. Development of an effective rating system is a time-consuming affair. The ERIC system is recommended as a source of assistance which may provide evaluation developers with ideas adaptable to their situation. (JDS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at a seminar sponsored by the American Association of University Administrators, Mobile, Alabama