ERIC Number: ED176604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Essential Components of a Comprehensive Faculty Evaluation System.
Arreola, Raoul A.
In response to an increasing demand for faculty evaluation, focus is on elements of a successful evaluation program. It is suggested that faculty must be consulted in order to arrive at a mutually agreed upon structure, incorporating such areas as which sources should provide the information or data on which the evaluation will be based. Another consideration is the aspect of functional validity--how to insure that the instrument will be accepted and used by the faculty or institution. In order to assure that functional validity exists, a faculty role model must be established that the majority of the faculty believes to be an appropriate one for the institution. Among the roles generally established by faculty are advising, teaching, faculty service, research, and professional status. Once functional validity is determined, psychometric validity can be established with accepted measurement and validation techniques. The next step is the development of a procedure to produce a singular index that is readily interpretable and will provide information that can be utilized for promotion, tenure, and merit-pay decisions. In order to allow for individual differences in faculty assignments while still allowing for comparison, a series of steps is outlined. An equation is presented which permits the overall composite rating of a faculty member to be computed in order to arrive at a merit pay increase based on the faculty evaluation procedure. (PHR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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