ERIC Number: ED385325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
A Model for Administrative Evaluation by Subordinates.
Budig, Jeanne E.
Under the administrator evaluation program adopted at Vincennes University, all faculty and professional staff are invited to evaluate each administrator above them in the chain of command. Originally based on the Purdue University "cafeteria" system, this evaluation model has been used biannually for 10 years. In an effort to simplify the system, a single evaluation form was developed. This form includes: (1) a rank-ordered set of 22 statements covering the basic requirements of managerial responsibility; (2) a five-point Likert scale response legend; (3) a check-off to indicate the level of each person responding; and (4) a code for every administrator on campus. The cover letter accompanying the survey explains that up to six administrators can be evaluated per page, and that participation is voluntary and confidential. A flat file of responses is built and analyzed with the statistical analysis system. The cross-tabulations for each question by each level of respondents are entered onto a spreadsheet, and an evaluative index is developed, yielding an overall positive or negative response value. Group norms are developed based on all responses regarding deans, department heads, and vice presidents. Although most responses to the revised form were positive, overall evaluation response was lighter than desired and lower than previous years. The evaluation will be repeated in 1996. The paper includes 13 references, copies of the cover letter, evaluation form, and norms for academic department heads. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (35th, Boston, MA, May 28-31, 1995).