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ERIC Number: ED221237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Concern for Professionalism.
Burson, Gerald E.
Northern Oklahoma College's current system of faculty evaluation emphasizes evaluation as an ongoing process rather than a once-a-year occurrence. New faculty members are presented with a checklist of evaluation criteria and expectations, which is to serve as a guide for performance and an avenue for communication with the department chair. Recently, it became apparent that this checklist was not as effective as it could be and efforts have been undertaken to alter the evaluation process from a strictly superior-subordinate system to one incorporating self-evaluation. In revising the evaluation form, several factors were considered: (1) a common descriptive set of criteria should be employed in self-evaluations and supervisor evaluations; (2) the goals and purposes of the institution must be used as the basis for establishing evaluation criteria, which should cover total professional behavior; (3) professionalism and accountability must be part of the evaluation approach; and (4) the evaluation process should be organized, consistent, pervasive, and specific. On the basis of these considerations, a self-evaluation instrument has been proposed focusing on effective instruction, advising responsibilities, non-class responsibilities, and general professional activities. The aim of the new form is to encourage instructors to be personally accountable for their professional role and to emphasize evaluation as a source of instruction rather than as a punitive process. The self-evaluation instrument is appended. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A