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ERIC Number: ED263827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Pages: 21
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Regular Reviews of Faculty Performance: Faculty Views.
Moses, Ingrid
Faculty attitudes concerning the Australian government's proposal for periodic reviews of faculty performance were determined through interviews in 1983. The Australian Senate's report on tenure of academic staff recommended that all staff be regularly reviewed on their performance in teaching, research, and service. A sample of 104 University of Queensland faculty were interviewed to elicit their attitudes toward evaluation, staff development, and promotion. The sample ranged in age from 21 to 63: 12 were over 51 years old, while 43 were 35 years or younger. About half were lecturers, a quarter were senior lecturers, and 15 were professors or associate professors. A majority of the sample favored regular reviews, since reviews provide a way to identify and inform staff about their performance, as well as to make them accountable for their professional actions. Respondents also indicated likely positive and negative effects of regular compulsory evaluations on individuals and departments, as well as conditions that favor the acceptance of reviews, such as: clearly stating the purposes of the review and what will be evaluated, identifying the evaluators and how the review will be conducted, and following certain principles in using the results of the reviews. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia