ERIC Number: EJ1063539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
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Mentoring Faculty to Improve Teaching and Student Learning
Brightman, Harvey J.
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v3 n2 p191-203 Jul 2005
For teaching to improve, three factors must be in place. First, the college must use a valid and reliable student evaluation instrument in combination with other feedback mechanisms. Second, there must be an accompanying norming report that provides comparative and diagnostic information to departmental chairs and teachers. Raw data from even a valid and reliable instrument may not be informative. Third, the college must have a mentoring process in place. This article discusses briefly each of the three elements to initiate and sustain a successful mentoring program to improve teaching and student learning. Of course, if the school does not reward improved or effective teaching it is not likely to occur.
Descriptors: Mentors, College Faculty, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, College Students, Feedback (Response), Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis, Educational Improvement, Teacher Competencies, Program Development, Teacher Effectiveness
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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