ERIC Number: ED257497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
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Evaluating for Excellence: Addressing the Need for Responsible and Effective Faculty Evaluation.
Andrews, Hans A.
Arguing that boards of education, trustees, administrators, and faculty leaders can and should work together to ensure excellence in instruction, this book presents a comprehensive framework for an administrative faculty evaluation system. Chapter 1 suggests that the first step in evaluating for excellence is to develop a profile of the strengths and personality factors to be looked for in job candidates. Chapter 2 urges college governing boards to ensure that the process of contract negotiations does not detract from their authority and responsibility in the area of faculty evaluation. After underscoring the importance of determining faculty qualifications and competencies, chapter 3 offers examples of minimum qualifications to teach in various subject areas, suggests a procedure for obtaining competency status, and looks at the use of the concept of competency in staff reductions. Chapter 4 discusses board policies in the development of an administrative evaluation system. After consideration of a process for evaluating non-tenured faculty in chapter 5, chapter 6 builds a case for an administrative classroom evaluation system for tenured faculty. In chapter 7, the legal and competency needs of academic administrators are defined. Chapter 8 provides examples of positive evaluation statements by administrators, chapter 9 looks at merit pay as a method for rewarding instructional excellence, and chapter 10 provides examples of negative evaluation in relation to a number of in-class teaching methods, student motivation techniques, classroom preparation, and time management. In chapters 11 and 12, advice is offered to the governing board on preparing and issuing a notice to remedy and preparing for just cause dismissals of faculty. Chapter 13 offers concluding comments. A sample evaluation form is appended. (AYC)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Evaluation, Teacher Qualifications, Trustees, Two Year Colleges
New Forums Press, Inc., P. O. Box 876, Stillwater, OK 74076 ($9.45).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
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