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ERIC Number: ED259635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Pages: 18
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An Investigation of the Status of Post-Tenure Faculty Evaluation in Selected Community Colleges. ASHE 1985 Annual Meeting Paper.
Licata, Christine M.
The evaluation process for tenured faculty at community colleges was studied. A total of 857 faculty and administrators from nine member colleges of the League for Innovation in the Community College completed questionnaires. Research concerns included: whether formal evaluation policies and procedures existed for tenured faculty; purposes of both pre-tenure and post-tenure evaluation at individual colleges; evaluation criteria; staff members responsible for faculty evaluation; whether post-tenure evaluation accomplishes its stated purpose; and differences in attitudes among tenured faculty, nontenured faculty, and administrators regarding the perceived need, purpose, and value of post-tenure evaluation. Findings include: over 77 percent of respondents indicated that formal post-tenure evaluation existed at their college; 56.8 percent of administrators and 45.9 percent of faculty identified faculty development as the main stated purpose for post-tenure evaluation; 59.1 percent of administrators and 49.6 percent of faculty reported that the main stated purpose of pre-tenure evaluation was to provide information for personnel decisions; and over 88 percent of respondents felt that different evaluation plans or criteria were needed to better accommodate individual faculty interests. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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