ERIC Number: ED331397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Faculty Evaluation. Some Persistent Problems and Possible Solutions.
Narang, H. L.
There are many problems common to faculty evaluation, in particular its subjective and unsystematic form. There are solutions to some of those problems. The first task is to delineate exactly what responsibilities faculty will be expected to perform. Too often so many tasks are expected of faculty that no one can complete them all well. Consequently, a mutually agreed upon set of tasks and ranking of their prominence may serve to moderate faculty workload and begin to clarify the evaluation procedure. Each of the specific areas where faculty are expected to perform (teaching, publication, student supervision, academic advising, graduate student supervision, committee work, community service), has its own challenges with regard to just evaluation. However, in all areas, the evaluation method and the weight to be given each type of work should be mutually agreed upon by faculty and administration together. Finally, Richard I. Miller has developed a system of overall faculty evaluation and a set of instruments for that purpose. Three examples of Miller's faculty overall performance ratings are attached in Appendix A. (Seven references) (JB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
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