ERIC Number: ED363893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Evaluating Teachers of Writing.
Hult, Christine A., Ed.
Describing the various forms evaluation can take, this book delineates problems in evaluating writing faculty and sets the stage for reconsidering the entire process to produce a fair, equitable, and appropriate system. The book discusses evaluation through real-life examples: evaluation of writing faculty by literature faculty, student evaluations of teachers, peer evaluation, videotaped evaluation of class sessions, and standard departmental numerical evaluation. Chapters in the Background and Theory section are: (1) "Introduction" (Christine A. Hult); (2) "Evaluating the Teacher of Writing: Questions of Ideology" (David Bleich); and (3) "Evaluating College Teaching: An Overview" (Jesse Jones). Chapters in the Evaluation Methods section are: (4) "The Devil Is in the Details: A Cautionary Tale" (Edward M. White); (5) "Peer Review of Writing Faculty" (Ellen Strenski); (6) "The Observer Observed: Retelling Tales in and out of School" (Anne Marie Flanagan); (7) "(E)VALUE(D): When Writing Teachers Teach Literature" (Michael J. Vivion); (8) "Making Better Use of Student Evaluations of Teachers" (Peter Elbow); and (9) "Using Microteaching to Evaluate Teaching Assistants in a Writing Program" (Mark A. Baker and Joyce A. Kinkead). Chapters in the Evaluating Specific Faculty Groups section are: (10) "Evaluating Adjunct Faculty" (David E. Schwalm); (11) "Teaching Assistants as Collaborators in Their Preparation and Evaluation" (Irwin Weiser); (12) "Evaluating Teachers in Writing-across-the-Curriculum Programs" (John C. Bean); and (13) "Evaluating Teachers in Computerized Classrooms" (Deborah H. Holdstein). (RS)
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, Peer Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teaching Assistants, Teaching Methods, Writing Teachers
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801-1096 (Stock Number 16213-3050: $14.95 members, $19.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.