ERIC Number: ED174076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-May
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Teaching Activity Report: A Concise and Simple Summary of Individual Instructional Effort. AIR Forum 1979 Paper.
McCollester, Charles W.; Farrell, Richard L., Jr.
The University of Notre Dame developed the Teaching Activity Report in an effort to present professors with meaningful summaries of their individual instructional efforts each semester. Geared to meet the needs of the individual instructors and their superiors, the Teaching Activity Report synthesizes all facets of the individual's instructional effort into a concise, readily understandable format. Every class is identified by title and course number (in order to reveal the level of instruction), by enrollment, and by both credit and contact (clock) hours. Instructors are identified by name, rank, and home department. An analysis of the grades assigned to the students by the instructor and a Teacher-Course Evaluation score based on student evaluations of each professor on 18 specific attributes are included for each course taught. The Report is produced by a series of COBOL programs which build a cumulative data file from existing data files. The summary reports have proved valuable to the instructors as realistic yardsticks of their ability to meet changing challenges and valuable to administrators, especially department chairpersons, in their efforts to make the best possible use of the individual's talents and interests, measured objectively. An interpretation of the letter grade designators used in the system and a sample Teaching Activity Report are appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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