ERIC Number: ED162559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of College Teaching: State of the Art, 1977.
Darr, Ralph F., Jr.
Student ratings of teacher performance in higher education have received the bulk of research interest and effort since the first formal published rating form in 1926. Peer ratings run a poor second, and little has been done in the areas of self-evaluation and administrative evaluation. Attempts at using student achievement as an evaluation criterion have run into their own unique difficulties. This state-of-the-art review summarizes sources of evaluative data (including student ratings, peer ratings, self-evaluation, and administrator evaluation), and analyzes faculty evaluation systems. It is contended that the future holds two basic trends for evaluation of instruction: (1) more systematic evaluation and (2) more attention to the theoretical basis of evaluation. A five-page bibliography is included. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrators, Bibliographies, College Faculty, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Higher Education, Peer Evaluation, Rating Scales, Self Evaluation, State of the Art Reviews, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Summative Evaluation
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented to the Ohio Academy of Science (Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, April 1977)