ERIC Number: ED416750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan-31
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Portfolios for Assessment and Evaluation: How Are They Alike and How Are They Different?
Erickson, Joseph A.
This report describes a three-year project designed to: (1) examine the ways in which teacher evaluation portfolios and teaching portfolios overlap, (2) develop an innovative and practical teaching and evaluation portfolio protocol, and (3) disseminate the results to other postsecondary institutions. Ten faculty from Augsburg College (Minnesota) developed two portfolios: (1) a teaching portfolio to be used for faculty growth and development, and (2) an evaluation portfolio to be used for tenure and promotion decisions by the college. The project included collection of baseline data from all faculty regarding their attitudes about the process of "being evaluated," analysis of 10 faculty portfolios, participant involvement in portfolio-developing support groups, formal development of a portfolio preparation guidebook for tenure and promotion candidates, and workshops to evaluate and disseminate results. Evaluation revealed that the project was successful: the use of portfolios was established with little or no confusion and/or antagonism between faculty and administration, and faculty reported a greater sense of empowerment regarding their teaching evaluation. Extensive appendix material includes: introductions to the evaluation portfolio and the teaching portfolio; a final internal evaluation report; a recommended protocol for faculty evaluation; a classroom observation form for peer evaluation; a self-evaluation checklist; and a guide to starting a teaching portfolio. (WD)
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Augsburg Coll., Minneapolis, MN.