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ERIC Number: ED238950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Issues Confounding the Measurement of Teaching at CSUS.
Cohen, Eli
This paper discusses issues which make it difficult to measure the teaching performance of college faculty. The issues discussed are those which could lead to ethical and legal problems should they be ignored--those issues which are sensitive because personnel decisions are made on the basis of evaluations. Simplistic methods, such as student ratings, are reliable enough for teaching refinement, but have neither the reliability nor validity for making personnel decisions. A method is described which offers resources to help instructors refine their teaching. The author recommends integrating curriculum development and evaluation so that evaluation is tied to curricular goals, and not left to just student opinions. A Checklist for Comprehensive Assessment of Instructional Scholarship is appended to allow for making personnel decisions on the basis of multiple sources of evidence. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A