ERIC Number: ED295516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Evaluating Faculty for Promotion and Tenure. The Jossey Bass Higher Education Series.
Miller, Richard I.
Practical recommendations are offered for implementing an effective faculty evaluation system, based on the idea that quality promotion and tenure decisions are impossible without one. Weaknesses of current systems are described, including casual approaches and inadequate attention to decision making. Eight characteristics of effective systems are detailed (e.g., clearly written policies and procedures, compatibility with institutional goals). A framework is suggested for developing faculty evaluation systems as well as criteria for evaluating teaching, scholarship, and service. Other areas, such as advising, faculty service and relations, professional growth, and self-evaluation, are also addressed, as are such alternatives to tenure as term contracts. The book is organized in three parts: (1) developing effective evaluation procedures; (2) improving promotion and tenure processes (including monitoring compliance with the law); and (3) resources for academic decision makers. The latter includes faculty evaluation rating forms, selected student rating instruments, and an annotated bibliography on promotion, tenure, and performance appraisal. Contains 300 references. (LB)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Check Lists, College Faculty, Compliance (Legal), Decision Making, Evaluation Criteria, Faculty Evaluation, Faculty Promotion, Higher Education, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Tenure
Jossey-Bass Publishers, 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 ($23.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A