ERIC Number: ED465356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-4
Chief Academic Officers' Perceptions about Faculty Evaluation.
Williams, Kent F.; Rhodes, T. Michael
The perceptions of chief academic officers (CAOs) at four-year colleges and universities and specialized institutions were examined to determine the criteria used to evaluate faculty teaching, college and community service, scholarship, and overall performance by Carnegie classification, type of control (public or private), and faculty organization (union or nonunion). CAOs (n=365) that were randomly selected from 2,124 institutions responded for a response rate of 73%. The National Survey of Faculty Performance Evaluation in Four-Year Colleges and Universities provided 66 evaluative items and a 5-degree scale for measurement. The results indicate that masters institutions have the highest mean score on college service and community service subscales, although they were tied with research institutions on overall performance. Baccalaureate institutions ranked highest on teaching performance. Public institutions have higher mean scores than private institutions. ANOVA procedures reveal no significant differences for teaching or college service performance, but significant differences for community service, scholarship, and overall faculty performance. Items used most frequently to evaluate each area are listed. The survey is attached. (Contains 37 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 1-5, 2002).