ERIC Number: EJ1174997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Measuring the Impact of a New Faculty Program Using Institutional Data
Meizlish, Deborah S.; Wright, Mary C.; Howard, Joseph; Kaplan, Matthew L.
International Journal for Academic Development, v23 n2 p72-85 2018
This paper presents a quasi-experimental evaluation of a required, teaching-focused, new faculty program at a large research university. The study makes use of institutional data, including student evaluations of teaching and faculty participation in educational development activities, which are available on many campuses yet rarely used in program evaluation. Results show positive impacts. Faculty found the program valuable and reported increases in their preparation for a range of teaching tasks. In comparison to earlier cohorts, program participants received stronger student evaluations on two global items, and demonstrated significantly more connections with the teaching center in their early careers.
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, School Statistics, Beginning Teachers, Productivity, Quasiexperimental Design, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Participation, Educational Development, Program Evaluation, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Surveys, Pretests Posttests, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement, Higher Education, Educational Practices, Statistical Analysis, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan