ERIC Number: ED408338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Development of a Peer Evaluation Model for Clinical Teaching Faculty.
Moffett, Barbara S.
A study was conducted to develop a model for peer evaluation of clinical teaching faculty in nursing education. The model was designed to be piloted for use in faculty development and evaluation. A survey form requesting specific information about peer review processes currently in use was mailed to the program administrators of 465 nursing education programs. A total of 282 surveys (61%) were returned. In addition, surveys about strengths and weaknesses of the peer evaluation system were completed by 243 nursing faculty members. Results of the administrator survey indicated that 78% of the nursing schools used some form of peer review. Over 90% of these included classroom instruction in the evaluation process, and 70% included clinical teaching as a component of the process. Peer review was used primarily for purposes of tenure and promotion and faculty development, and was voluntary in 19% of the institutions with peer review processes. Most programs (56%) only considered faculty within the same department. Administrators counted participation of the faculty in system development as a program strength. Weaknesses were enumerated more frequently than strengths, and included procedural and validity concerns. Results of the faculty survey indicated that 87% of respondents participated in peer evaluation models, but only 42% included observation of clinical teaching as a component. Participants indicated that the most valuable result of peer evaluation is feedback for faculty development purposes. (Contains 1 figure, 3 tables, and 10 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, March 24-28, 1997). Printed on colored paper.