ERIC Number: ED246935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
An American System of Staff Appraisal. Coombe Lodge Case Study. Information Bank Number 1017.
Prepared for staff in the British further education system, this report describes and explains the formal staff assessment model used at Richland College, Texas. Introductory material describes the college, its student body, and its organization and structure. Next, the four components of the teacher evaluation system used in the Dallas Community College District are outlined. First, the use of student evaluations of teacher performance is discussed, with reference to the validity of the process, the involvement of external agencies, the uses made of student evaluations, and informal feedback channels. Second, the process of classroom visitation by the division chair is described. Third, the self-appraisal process, which takes place in preparation for a formal interview with the division chair, is explained. Fourth, the formal appraisal interview, which seeks to reconcile the self-assessment and the opinion of the division chair, is reviewed. The next section focuses on the evaluation of senior staff, including the division chair, deans, and other non-teaching administrators. A section describing staff reactions to the appraisal system is followed by a short analysis of the relationship between faculty evaluation and staff development in the District. The final section points to some differences between the American and British educational systems which should be considered before any attempt to introduce the appraisal system in Great Britain. Appendices present forms illustrating various aspects of the appraisal system. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Staff Coll., Blagdon (England).