ERIC Number: ED158809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Evaluation Systems: A Research Study of Selected Community Colleges in New York State.
Mark, Sandra Fay
The objectives of this study were to examine the theoretical foundations and applied practices of faculty evaluation within selected community colleges in New York state. A review of the literature on evaluation systems in higher education provided history, background, and a theoretical framework for faculty evaluation procedures, clarified the problems and goals in evaluation, and considered previous research on evaluation effectiveness. Four community colleges were selected for an in-depth study of applied practices on the basis of geographic region, size of college and uniqueness of evaluation components. The results of extensive interviews and two written questionnaires, which were used to elicit information from presidents, academic deans or vice presidents, division and/or department chairpersons and faculty members, are summarized separately for each campus. Guidelines for faculty evaluation developed on the basis of the findings are presented in the following areas: faculty involvement, purposes of evaluation, flexibility, comprehensive input, peer evaluations, problems with peer evaluators, student evaluations, self-evaluation, evaluating the evaluation process, followup and feedback, individualization, care in hiring practices, performance and outcome measures, class visitations, and institutional climate. A bibliography, survey forms and supporting documentation are included. (Author/MB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Community Colleges, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Evaluation, Guidelines, Literature Reviews, Objectives, Peer Evaluation, Questionnaires, Self Evaluation, State Surveys, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York. Faculty Council of Community Colleges.
Identifiers - Location: New York