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ERIC Number: ED430613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Excellence in Faculty Evaluation...Includes Faculty Buy-in!
Andrews, Hans A.; Erwin, John
This document presents the results of a forum on faculty evaluation that took place at the 1999 conference of the American Association of Community Colleges. Thirty-four persons participated in the dialogue, including 31 Deans, Vice-Presidents of Instruction or Students, and Presidents; and 3 faculty members. Participants were asked to respond to questions regarding obstacles and successes of faculty evaluation at their respective institutions. Prior research on the topic provided information on the key elements of an effective evaluation and faculty buy-in. These components were compared against the comments of the forum participants. Among the obstacles cited were the timing in which evaluation took place, lack of trust in the system and administrators, lack of financial resources to conduct proper evaluation, and lack of administrative training in interpreting the results of evaluation. Participants also gave examples of evaluation successes, such as open dialog between faculty and administrators, perceptions by faculty of evaluation as an opportunity to grow and develop professionally, and an integration of the evaluation process into the organization's ethos. It is concluded that while barriers to effective evaluation do exist, the examples of success indicate that the practice is evolving. (SKF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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