ERIC Number: ED368305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Assessing Faculty Work: Enhancing Individual and Institutional Performance. Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series.
Braskamp, Larry A.; Ory, John C.
This book addresses issues in higher education faculty assessment with emphasis on the role of assessment in fostering development of individual faculty members and their institutions. Part 1 describes the role of faculty assessment with the first chapter outlining inadequacies in current approaches. The second chapter offers a perspective on assessment that emphasizes collegial activity and contributions to individual and institutional development and has three key components: expectations, evidence, and use. Part 2 defines the work of faculty and explores faculty expectations in chapters on classifying work and the importance of expectations. Part 3 covers collecting and organizing assessment evidence in chapters on a strategy for collection, source credibility, and the portrayal of faculty work. Part 4 examines how to use assessment evidence in chapters on the appropriate uses of evidence and practical guidelines to enhance individual and administration use of assessment. Part 5 presents and describes seven different methods and techniques that can be used to collect assessment evidence: (1) written appraisals; (2) rating scales and checklists; (3) interviews; (4) observations and videotaping; (5) indicators of eminence, quality, and impact; (6) achievement and outcome measures; and (7) records and portfolios. Appended are extensive practical resources and samples including forms, measurement instruments, guidelines, and surveys. Includes name and subject indexes. (Contains over 300 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, Interviews, Observation, Organizational Development, Rating Scales, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness
Jossey-Bass Inc., 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 ($32.95).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A