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ERIC Number: ED180295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Peer Evaluation of Teaching.
McIntyre, Charles J.
The importance and issues of peer evaluation of teaching are discussed. It is suggested that a more tangible relationship between professional advancement and teaching effectiveness is necessary to motivate faculty to improve instruction, and that evaluation can provide essential information to a teacher to help improve teaching quality. Problems and limitations in student evaluation of teaching are explored, including student ability to adequately judge the propriety of the emphasis or de-emphasis of various elements of the course content and the adequacy of the examination system. Problems in faculty peer evaluation, such as time requirements to make reliable judgments and faculty qualifications to make judgments about other specialities (even within the same department), are examined. The need to develop procedures for evaluation is considered as is the option of ignoring teaching in the evaluation process. It is concluded that more experimentation and development are necessary to arrive at a means of involving faculty in a fair and effective manner. (PHR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention (Toronto, Canada, August 31-September 1, 1978)