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ERIC Number: ED203745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Faculty Evaluation and Reward.
Wilson, Lucy R.; Mandell, Alan
The need for objectivity in evaluating faculty is briefly addressed, and a model by which professional activities may be quantified is presented. A list of possible activities ranked in groups of equal point value, by which faculty can generate merit points, is presented. An attempt was made to equalize the potential point production values in each of the three generally recognized areas: teaching, research (publications), and professional service. Baselines (activity levels expected as normal professional behavior) were established for certain of the activities; merit point production in those cases would be based on additional activities above the established baselines. Guidelines for processing the faculty evaluation model, and recommendations for equitably distributing monies available as salary increases are presented. An illustration of translating faculty production points into monetary rewards is included. It is suggested that with real and pending budget cuts in higher education, the necessity for distinguishing between excellent and mediocre faculty productivity has become more evident, and that faculty need clear guidelines as to what is expected to them and what rewards are possible for genuine performance. (SW)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A