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ERIC Number: ED290734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 35
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Faculty Evaluation: Toward a Humanistic Model for Appraising Performance.
Dottin, Erskine S.
The basic evaluation model for faculty is one in which quantitative information about the means of teaching, research, and service are tied to salary increases. However, faculty evaluation in this context is usually trapped conceptually between questions of fairness and questions of evaluation. Means and ends are distorted. On the other hand, if evaluation were correctly construed as the difference between aims and present accomplishments in light of those aims then it would seem that faculty evaluation would take on a perspective in which personal expression of the "self" is given major priority. The purpose of this presentation is to describe a humanistic model for appraising faculty performance. In this model, evaluation is understood in terms of what faculty are trying to do. Evaluation is thus carried out by comparing actual accomplishments with desired outcomes in order to improve performance. This model of evaluation enables professors and administrators to work together to answer such evaluation questions as: (1) which objectives/aims are being achieved? (2) which aims are not being achieved? (3) what factors seem to be contributing to the success or failure in accomplishing these aims? and (4) what should be done to improve future performance? (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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