ERIC Number: ED296661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Useful University Departmental Evaluation System.
McLean, James E.
A university departmental merit evaluation plan and lessons learned from implementing the plan are discussed. The faculty evaluation plan was based on four principles: broad-based faculty and administrative support; informing faculty of expectations of them before the evaluation; providing a description of the primary decision-making and data-gathering roles played by students, faculty, and administration; and providing feedback and resources to assist faculty to enhance their performance and achieve their career goals. The evaluation plan includes independent ratings of faculty in four areas: teaching, research, service (external to the university), and academic citizenship (internal university service). Each of these areas has specific criteria for three possible ratings: basic merit, superior merit, and exceptional merit. Each faculty member participates in weighing the categories each year. After the third year of use of the plan, there have been modifications in the rating scales, but the basic system remains unchanged. The specific rating scales for each category is appended, along with the reporting form used by faculty. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, (Boston, MA, October 15-17, 1987).