ERIC Number: ED253283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May-3
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating and Developing Community College Faculty. ACCCA Management Report, 1984-5/3.
Designed to encourage college administrators to place greater priority on faculty evaluation, this report provides an overview of the processes and outcomes of faculty evaluation and examines its relationship to faculty development and instructional improvement. Introductory comments recognize the lack of emphasis generally placed on faculty evaluation, and urge administrators to learn more about the process and give it higher priority. After warning of the likelihood of faculty resistance to sudden administrative interest in their performance, the paper suggests ways of allaying faculty concerns and dealing with instructors as professionals. A list of instructor activities that should be evaluated is followed by a review of the literature on five methods of evaluation: i.e., evidence of learning or learning outcomes; peer evaluation; student evaluation; self-evaluation; and administrative or supervisory evaluation. Next, the paper examines administrator responsibilities for each of the five interrelated components of faculty evaluation: (1) a pre-conference with the faculty member; (2) data collection through classroom observation, student ratings, peer- and self-appraisals, and grade distribution sheets; (3) a post-conference; (4) a plan for improvement (if necessary); and (5) a follow-up report. Concluding comments highlight the benefits that can result from effective faculty devlopment programs. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of California Community Coll. Administrators.