ERIC Number: ED243359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating University Teaching: Instructions for Departmental Chairs.
Oliver, Ronald L.
Approaches to faculty evaluation to assist departmental chairs who have no formal background in personnel administration are discussed. Stages in the development and maintenance of performance appraisals for instructors are considered, including a written position guide, a performance planning conference, a performance appraisal procedure, a progress review conference, an individual development program, and a post-development program review conference. Student evaluations of teacher performance are also covered in depth, based on research at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, where students identified characteristics of effective and ineffective university instructors. The process of norm referencing, including an explanation of the normal curve, is discussed in order to illustrate the use of a student evaluation instrument. The norm-referenced instrument that was used at the university is examined in detail. Twenty items by which students evaluate faculty members are identified, and examples of competencies for each item are provided. Additionally, the following aspects of evaluating faculty members with the norm-referenced approach are addressed: individual teacher characteristics, instructional characteristics of the teacher, and the university community activities of the teacher. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, College Faculty, College Instruction, Department Heads, Evaluation Criteria, Faculty Evaluation, Guidelines, Higher Education, Individual Characteristics, Norm Referenced Tests, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Participation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A