ERIC Number: ED162555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Sep-23
Reference Count: N/A
Final Report to the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education from Earlham College. National Project III. Elevating the Importance of Teaching.
Bakker, Gerald R.
Information is provided on the operation of Earlham College's consultant program, teacher evaluation policies and procedures, and the work of the Teaching and Learning Committee and other means of support for the improvement of teaching. The consultant program was designed to provide faculty with confidential help concerning their teaching. Use of the consultant was voluntary and did not affect personnel decisions. Questions brought to the consultant and the outcome of an independent evaluation of the first year of consulting work are discussed. Two studies on teacher evaluation involved collecting faculty impressions on the operation of the system and a study of a group of faculty who had just been evaluated for contract renewal. An assessment of the use of instructional development funds was conducted by an independent evaluator. The Teaching and Learning Committee has produced a newsletter to keep faculty informed on issues related to teaching and learning and arranged faculty workshops and seminars. Benefits occurring from the involvement of Earlham with the other 10 institutions of National Project III are discussed. Appendices include an issue of a report by the Teaching and Learning Committee, issues of the newsletter of the Committee, the evaluation of the faculty consultation program, policies and procedures concerning faculty evaluation, and a summary of findings on faculty opinions on the Teaching Evaluation Survey. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Earlham Coll., Richmond, IN.