ERIC Number: ED154136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Continuing Education Service as a Component of Faculty Evaluation.
McCarthy, Marianne B.
A survey was done to assess whether institutions of higher education are recognizing the contributions made by their faculty who are teaching in adult/continuing education and extension programs by integrating these services into the institution's faculty evaluation and reward system. The administrations from over 170 private and public universities and colleges located in forty-four states were surveyed to gather information on how administrations evaluate faculty community service in considering academic promotion, reappointment, and tenure. The survey results indicated that at the majority of universities (1) community service is considered in faculty evaluation as a low third after the conventional, traditional, or principal duties of teaching and research are considered, (2) the consideration given to community service is highly subjective and often informal, (3) the continuing education administrator has little or no involvement in the faculty evaluation process, (4) the teaching of credit continuing education courses is not considered community service since such teaching is part of the regularly assigned academic load, (5) the teaching of non-credit courses was considered community service but viewed as less important than credit teaching, (6) the teaching of non-credit courses is regarded as a way to increase income, and (7) few full-time faculty members are actively involved in continuing education teaching. (EM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Adult Education Research Conference (San Antonio, Texas, April 5-7, 1978)