ERIC Number: ED183127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Determining Faculty Effectiveness. Assessing Teaching, Research, and Service for Personnel Decisions and Improvement.
Centra, John A.
An authoritative, research-based guide to determining faculty effectiveness is offered. Assessment of classroom teaching, scholarship and research, public service, and student advising are faculty tasks examined for personnel decisions and general improvement. Emphasis on educational accountability in academe, due to declining enrollments and financial cut-backs, is noted. Developed to aid administrators and faculty leaders in upgrading their institutions' faculty evaluation programs, the book focuses on the traditional evaluation methods (including peer evaluations and measures of student achievement) and innovative ones (such as videotape playback sessions and individualized professional growth contracts). Chapters discuss: goals and procedures of faculty evaluations; uses of student ratings; benefits of self-assessment and self-analysis; evaluations by colleagues; measures of student learning; assessment of research, advising, and public service; legal considerations and personnel decisions; and assembling data to make decisions. Facts about available student rating instruments are examined in the appendix. A list of exhibits offers statistical and general information ranging from the Student Instructional Report (SIR) to analysis of instruction: lectures, discussions, and questioning. References and an index are included. (LC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Administrator Guides, College Faculty, Evaluation Methods, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Workload, Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Peer Evaluation, Rating Scales, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Welfare
Jossey-Bass Publications, 433 California Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA 94104 ($12.95)
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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