ERIC Number: ED308800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Evaluation: Its Purposes and Effectiveness. ERIC Digest.
Neal, John E.
A discussion of the purposes and effectiveness of faculty evaluation is presented. Topics of discussion include the purposes of faculty evaluation, the importance of clarity of purpose, and whether or not faculty evaluation results in more productive faculty. Ten guidelines for faculty evaluation programs are listed as follows: make sure the purpose of evaluation is clear; involve faculty in all aspects; make administrative commitment to the evaluation process go hand in hand with commitment to due process; attempt to balance institutional needs with individual faculty needs; link evaluation to faculty development and rewards; apply all evaluation procedures consistently and fairly; include multiple sources of faculty data in evaluation; bring evaluation policies and practices into conformity with established civil rights guidelines; when using existing programs, tailor them to meet local needs; and include several levels of review and appeal. Using guidelines in the evaluation process accomplishes three goals: they reopen the lines of communication between faculty and administration of faculty effectiveness; they help minimize faculty resistance to evaluation; and they permit an integration of evaluation into decision making and development processes on campuses. Contains 7 references. (SM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Excellence in Education, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, Institutional Role, Teacher Evaluation
ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 630, Washington, DC 20036 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.