ERIC Number: ED344647
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Planning, Development, and Evaluation System: Washtenaw Community College.
Altieri, Guy; And Others
Between 1989 and 1991, the Planning, Development and Evaluation (PDE) Committee of Washtenaw Community College (Michigan) designed a faculty assessment process focusing on professional development and academic planning. It is an approach in which all educators (faculty and administrators) work together, using the PDE system to continually define educational goals and ways to meet these goals through the recognition of strengths and areas needing improvement. The system utilizes the following major features: (1) the delineation of specific areas of faculty activity including primary duties (i.e., teaching and counseling), professional development, and service to the college; (2) specific PDE criteria for each of the delineated areas, with judgments regarding performance deriving from student opinions, self assessment and peer reviews, and supervisor assessments; (3) specific tools and procedures for PDE in the areas of classroom observation/faculty review, instruments for student evaluation of faculty, annual self-assessment review, and annual summary evaluation; and (4) PDE annual evaluation procedures which include meetings between faculty members and respective deans to set professional goals and plan performance evaluations. All faculty members may appeal their evaluation through a standing committee. Extensive appendixes provide examples of materials used in the instructional review, the student evaluation of teacher effectiveness, the annual faculty self-assessment, the annual summary evalatuion, and the performance rating. (JSP)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Faculty Evaluation, Peer Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Role, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washtenaw Community Coll., Ann Arbor, MI.