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ERIC Number: EJ1092168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7869
Teaching Dossier Documents: A Comparison of Importance by Major Stakeholders
Burnap, Charles A.; Kohut, Gary F.; Yon, Maria G.
Journal of Effective Teaching, v10 n1 p38-50 2010
Most institutions of higher education require evidence of effective teaching as part of the review process for reappointment and for tenure/promotion. This study examines the relative importance of various documents placed in the teaching section of the dossier as rated by pre-tenured faculty members and review committee members. Results indicate that these documents are viewed quite differently by the two groups. There is a danger that the differences in the value that various documents play may affect the evaluation of teaching effectiveness and the final outcome of reappointment and tenure/promotion decisions. These differences weaken the evaluation process. There must be a common understanding of the importance of particular documents and how those pieces of evidence assist in telling the story of teaching effectiveness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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