ERIC Number: ED320633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Developing and Implementing a Counselor Evaluation Program.
Bell, Priscilla J.; Acker, Kathleen E.
In the past several years, Tacoma Community College (TCC) has devoted increasing attention to evaluating faculty and staff performance. In recognition of the benefits of a growth-oriented evaluation process over a summative evaluation, the counselors and the Dean for Student Services at TCC developed a comprehensive evaluation system for counselors designed to promote professional growth and development. In order to assess counselor performance, precise criteria were established and defined for a full range of counselor responsibilities, including group and individual counseling, educational planning and advising, consultation, ethical and legal standards, personal and professional development, teaching, governance, service to college and community, and research. Evaluative data are gathered from five sources: (1) the counselor being evaluated; (2) the students/clients served by the counselor; (3) a peer counselor from within the college; (4) a peer from outside the college; and (5) the counselor's direct supervisor. The evaluation process requires at least two full terms to complete. Following peer evaluation activities, debriefing sessions, and student surveys, the counselor finalizes the self-evaluation and completes a statement of counseling philosophy. The evaluation process is detailed in appendixes, which include evaluation criteria, surveys, and other evaluation instruments. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tacoma Community Coll., WA.