ERIC Number: ED395536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Developing an Effective Faculty Evaluation System. IDEA Paper No. 33.
Cashin, William E.
This paper discusses the principles of an effective faculty evaluation system that are repeatedly recommended in the literature. These principles include the following: (1) clarify institutional goals; (2) decide on the purposes of the data to be collected; (3) use pilot programs when appropriate; (4) significantly involve participants in the development of the system; (5) foster open communication about the system; (6) obtain support from high-level administrators; (7) ensure that the system is flexible and legal; (8) define major and minor faculty responsibilities as well as the sources of data used to evaluate each subresponsibility at the beginning of the evaluation period; (9) use multiple data sources; (10) ensure that the data are technically acceptable; (11) define the criteria for each subresponsibility; (12) train the evaluators to evaluate and the supervisors to give feedback; (13) maintain confidentiality; (14) reward effective performance; (15) combine development with evaluation; and (16) review the system periodically. (Contains 30 references.) (CK)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Decision Making, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, Measurement Objectives, Organizational Objectives
Kansas State University, Center for Faculty Evaluation and Development, Division of Continuing Education, 1615 Anderson Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502-4073 (For current prices, call 800-255-2757).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Center for Faculty Evaluation and Development in Higher Education.