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ERIC Number: ED380828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating Directors of Forensics: From Dimensions to Prototype.
Danielson, Mary Ann; Hollwitz, John
A study expands on an earlier study by developing a prototypical evaluation instrument for directors of forensics. A 3-part questionnaire was constructed to assess the reliability and validity of the instrument used in the earlier study. Questionnaires were returned by 63 of 205 directors of forensics programs representing both public and private institutions of varying sizes and all types of forensics programs. Results indicated that the prototype for forensics evaluation: (1) must include the four dimensions of arranging students' participation in off-campus tournaments, administering the speech/debate program, coaching speech/debate participants, and accounting and bookkeeping; (2) should include the four dimensions of recruiting students for the speech/debate program, teaching a speech/debate class(es), directing on-campus tournaments, and counseling and advising speech/debate students; and (3) may include the two dimensions of college/university and community service involvement and moderating speech/debate student groups. Findings suggest areas in which academic departments might focus selection and recruitment efforts and provide a way to diagnose needs for faculty training. (Contains 17 references and one table of data. A standard evaluation form and an expanded evaluation form are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A