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ERIC Number: EJ1146964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr-30
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Measuring Faculty Instructional Performance
Tastle, William J.
Information Systems Education Journal, v8 n20 Apr 2010
The tenure and/or promotion of faculty are frequently dependent on the analytical outcome of student end-of-semester evaluation instruments. Faculty usually use the data to make adjustments in their classes, but deans and chairs use the data to determine which faculty are performing "below" average. The statistical measure used is typically the mean. The mean is invalid for ordinal scale items (like Likert scales), but the consensus, dissent, and agreement measures offer a more intuitive view of data and eliminate the need for the incorrect and morale damaging designation of substandard performance. Successful application of these new measures can permit faculty to measure the perceptions of their students with of colleagues in other schools such that appropriate mentoring can occur.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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