ERIC Number: ED467600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-1
A Standards-Driven Approach to Faculty Evaluation: The Conflict of Change.
Schaffner, Monika; MacKinnon, Fiona J. D.
This case study explains the process that a newly created academic department used to develop a coherent system of faculty performance evaluation by combining three previous evaluation systems. The original procedures and criteria for faculty performance evaluation were of administrative and legal concern to the newly created department because the merit evaluation systems used did not align with the annual review process or with criteria for tenure and promotion. In addition, the unequal distribution of newly hired and tenured faculty added to the complexity of creating an acceptable faculty performance evaluation. The Personnel Evaluation System Meta-Evaluation Checklist of D. Stufflebeam (2000), which is based on the Joint Committee Personnel Evaluation Standards (1988), was used to examine the merit documents from other departments in the college and the university tenure and promotion template. Several parts of the old evaluation system were rated Fair to Poor. A model, which ensures that the evaluation system is periodically and systematically reviewed for any positive or negative impact, guided the process for re-evaluating the merit system. The departments Personnel Committee systematically replaced the point allocation system of the old form with qualitative categories of merit. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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).