ERIC Number: ED434715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Connecticut Community-Technical Colleges Faculty Development and Review Plan (FDRP).
Connecticut State Board of Trustees of Community-Technical Colleges, Hartford.
A Labor/Management Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut Community-Technical Colleges prepared the Faculty Development and Review Plan (FDRP). The FDRP was developed for use within the Connecticut Community-Technical Colleges and as a guideline by which the faculty's performance is to be rated and improved. The goals of the FDRP are to establish an evaluative process for faculty, to have an information base for supervisors, and to form the basis for fair personnel decisions. Faculty members are expected to manifest a minimum degree of instructional excellence as defined in the Statement of Instructional Excellence in four categories. The categories are: (1) motivation and the ability to motivate others; (2) interpersonal skills; (3) knowledge base; and (4) skill at applying that knowledge. Four methods are used to evaluate those qualities. Students' ratings conducted in sections taught by faculty are one method. Another is instructional observation, in which a syllabus or outline of the faculty member's course is evaluated. The third, self-appraisal, has the faculty member rate his/her own effectiveness. The fourth, overall performance, is an evaluator's written evaluation of the faculty member's strengths and weaknesses concerning the four categories of instructional excellence, and a conference between the evaluator and the faculty member. All faculty members are expected to develop and update an individual professional development plan in collaboration with the supervisor. Appended are the Statement of Instructional Excellence, performance standards and indicators, and sample forms. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Board of Trustees of Community-Technical Colleges, Hartford.