ERIC Number: ED203889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Proceedings: Conference on the Community/Junior College (Knoxville, Tennessee, April 25-26, 1974).
McCullough, K. Owen, Ed.
Presented at the 1974 Community/Junior College Conference, the papers in this monograph examine issues related to institutional, program, staff, and student evaluation. After K. Owen McCullough's and Earl M. Ramer's prefatory remarks, Laura Bornholdt presents a typology of negative staff attitudes toward program and institutional evaluations; discusses the need to achieve a consensus among staff that evaluations are necessary; and outlines four principles for conducting effective evaluations. After an outline of conference objectives by James D. McComas, Ralph W. Tyler describes a framework for educational needs assessment based on an investigation of community and individual needs, the translation of these needs into intructional tasks for the college, and the selection of those tasks best performed by the college. John A. Centra reviews the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of techniques used in faculty, administrator, and institutional evaluations, including the assessment of learning outcomes at the end of a course, student and peer evaluations of faculty, faculty evaluations of administrators, and assessment of institutional climate. James Popham discusses the development of norm-referenced testing in the 20th century and examines the shortcomings of standardized, norm-referenced achievement tests for measuring instructional outcomes. Finally, Ohmer Milton reviews major issues addressed at the Conference. (JP)
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Community Colleges, Community Surveys, Criterion Referenced Tests, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Evaluation, Institutional Evaluation, Needs Assessment, Norm Referenced Tests, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Two Year Colleges
Bureau of Educational Research and Service, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN ($2.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Bureau of Educational Research and Service.