ERIC Number: ED500535
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
The Deans' Role in Faculty Evaluation and Development. NERCHE Brief
New England Resource Center for Higher Education
The role of academic deans with respect to faculty work varies depending on the institution. Some evaluate faculty directly, while others are involved through reporting relationships with department chairs. Deans are in a position to allocate resources and shape institutional policies and structures that create conditions for productive evaluation processes supported by meaningful faculty development opportunities. In recent meetings of the New England Resource Center for Higher Education's (NERCHE's) Deans Think Tank, members discussed the role of the dean with regard to faculty evaluation and development. This brief presents NERCHE's recommendations in hiring, policies and procedures for evaluation, mentoring faculty, mentoring chairs, creating multiple opportunities for faculty development, and post-tenure review.
Descriptors: Faculty Evaluation, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Department Heads, Deans, Role Perception, Guidelines, Higher Education
New England Resource Center for Higher Education. University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125-3393. Tel: 617-287-7740; Fax: 617-287-7747; Web site: http://www.nerche.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: New England Resource Center for Higher Education, Boston, MA.