ERIC Number: ED185087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Southern Regional Education Board Faculty Evaluation Project: Final Evaluation Report.
Wergin, Jon F.; And Others
A summary is presented of an intensive assessment of the impact of a two-year effort to assist 30 colleges and universities to improve their faculty evaluation procedures. The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), supported by a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, worked closely with teams of faculty and administrators in workshop and consultation settings to help them design evaluation approaches which were more comprehensive and systematic. The vast majority of the institutions made significant progress toward accomplishing their goals. In general, institutions with the most ambitious goals made the greatest progress. Seven characteristics, most notably support and involvement by top-level administrators, influenced the progress and probability of lasting impact. Full and extensive faculty involvement also proved essential. Certain project activities, in particular the campus visits by project-sponsored consultants, proved significantly helpful. Participants learned several things about the politics of change, as well as about faculty evalution. A regional, interinstitutional approach provided valuable stimulation and access to expert knowledge. (Author/CTM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.