ERIC Number: ED474377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
The Quality of University Teaching: Faculty Performance and Accountability. A Literature Review. Professional File, Spring 2002.
Harrison, Jane E.
Because stakeholders within and outside of the university community appear to agree that issues related to teaching, especially the relationship between research and teaching, are worthy of serious debate, this bibliographic paper is a beginning to a major policy study of performance evaluation and pedagogical accountability in Canadian universities. This broad survey of the international literature on teaching quality, faculty performance, and accountability demonstrates that there is an enormous quantity of material on the subject. Much of this originates in the United States, but scholars in Canada, Britain, Australia, Europe, and elsewhere have contributed. A substantial portion is produced by education researchers, but much of the literature consists of the working documents of university task forces, centers of teaching excellence, and administrative bodies. The literature reflects the often divergent objectives of policy makers, university administrators, faculty organizations, and scholars, but it also reflects the determination of these very different groups to work towards a common goal of ensuring the quality of university teaching. (Contains 42 endnotes and 73 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education.
Identifiers - Location: Canada