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ERIC Number: ED308767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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Evaluation of Faculty Performance in Extension and Service. AIR 1989 Annual Forum Paper.
Montgomery, James R.; And Others
A widespread perception exists that faculty with public service or extension activities are not treated equitably either in annual evaluations for merit salary increases or in peer evaluation for promotion. To determine the items considered important in making personnel decisions in extension and service areas, a survey was sent to chief academic officers in 84 land-grant and research universities. Response rate was 73% (from 43 states). Responses concerning importance of activities and measures of effectiveness are discussed. Seventy-eight percent of respondents agreed with the statement "on this campus, some extension faculty allege they have less opportunity for promotion, tenure or salary raises than do instructional/research faculty," but half considered this to be a problem of perception rather than reality. Several steps are suggested to ameliorate this perception, including dissemination of comparative data, discussion of measures of performance, and a clear mutual understanding of expectations. A list of the responding universities is appended. Contains 8 references. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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