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Faculty evaluation

  1. 1. Assessing Faculty Performance Mary Coleman October 10, 2006
  2. 2. Assessing Faculty Performance <ul><li>Building Blocks Measured </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service and Collegiality </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Considerations for Types of Evaluations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual Faculty Performance Evaluation (AFPE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance Productivity-Based Compensation (PPBC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tenure </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Building Blocks of the Professoriate Measured <ul><li>Teaching (typically including advisement) [T] </li></ul><ul><li>Research [R] </li></ul><ul><li>Service [S] </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching is emphasized in AFPE weighting (T=60, R=20 and S=20) and in PPBC weighting (T=36, R=34 and S=30) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Measuring Teaching Performance <ul><li>Components </li></ul><ul><li>Content Expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Design Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Course Management Skills </li></ul>
  5. 5. Measuring Teaching Performance <ul><li>Sources of Data </li></ul><ul><li>Syllabi </li></ul><ul><li>Student rating scores (e.g. SIRS and mid-term progress reports) </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching manuals, software or other instructional aids </li></ul><ul><li>Representative sample of examinations and assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Course development (substantial modification of course content and/or delivery method) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Measuring Teaching Performance <ul><li>Sources of Data </li></ul><ul><li>Course development (substantial modification of course content and/or delivery method) </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching awards </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of grading on representative sample of written materials </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in external workshops/seminars concerning pedagogical skills </li></ul><ul><li>Certification in additional course delivery methods (e.g. online courses) </li></ul><ul><li>Department Head or Systematic Peer Review of Instruction </li></ul>
  7. 7. Measuring Research Activity <ul><li>Components </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution to the discovery of new knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Dissemination of knowledge in the professional communities </li></ul><ul><li>Development of professional standing and reputation </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution to the research infrastructure at the university (i.e. grant writing) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Measuring Research Activity <ul><li>Sources of Data </li></ul><ul><li>Book reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Review articles </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Reviewed Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter(s) in a Book </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Monographs </li></ul><ul><li>Citation of the applicants’ works in major journals of the discipline or books </li></ul>
  9. 9. Measuring Research Activity <ul><li>Sources of Data </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibits of Professional/Artistic Products </li></ul><ul><li>Juried Exhibitions or Performances </li></ul><ul><li>Development of computer software, documentary, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Reviews of publications, exhibitions or performances </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewer or reader for peer-reviewed journal or university press </li></ul><ul><li>Position on editorial board of national or international scholarly journal with an editor </li></ul><ul><li>Invited Addresses </li></ul>
  10. 10. Measuring Research Activity <ul><li>Sources of Data </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation at a professional meeting/conference </li></ul><ul><li>Participant as a discussant/moderator at a professional meeting/conference </li></ul><ul><li>Funded research </li></ul><ul><li>Unfunded research </li></ul><ul><li>Grants funded </li></ul><ul><li>Grants submitted </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting (in the area of recognized expertise) </li></ul><ul><li>Recipient of fellowship or award </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing certification in the discipline </li></ul>
  11. 11. Measuring Service <ul><li>Types </li></ul><ul><li>Service to the Profession </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional Community Service </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Community Service </li></ul>
  12. 12. Measuring Service <ul><li>Service to the Profession </li></ul><ul><li>Serving on committees or an officer of a professional organization </li></ul><ul><li>Providing support services for the operation of a professional organization </li></ul><ul><li>Serving on external review, editorial or advisory boards </li></ul><ul><li>Editing a journal or newsletter within the faculty member’s area of expertise </li></ul>
  13. 13. Measuring Service <ul><li>Institutional Community Service </li></ul><ul><li>Carrying out a task as part of a specific university-related commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant unit may be departmental, school or college </li></ul>
  14. 14. Measuring Service <ul><li>Individual Community Service </li></ul><ul><li>Weight more heavily if it is related to the instructor’s teaching/research discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Restrict to those activities that could reasonably reflect on the academic expertise of the instructor </li></ul>
  15. 15. Collegiality <ul><li>Measure not of likes and dislikes, but of the cumulative effect of the applicant on the productivity of their colleagues. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Considerations for Annual Evaluations <ul><li>Evaluation is designed to help faculty members spot their deficiencies and improve their performance. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Considerations for Merit Pay Decisions <ul><li>Intent is to reward meritorious performance and encourage continued meritorious performance </li></ul><ul><li>Requires data on on which to base the reward of past performance (not a prediction of future performance) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Considerations for Promotion Decisions <ul><li>Decisions based on a prediction of applicant’s future performance given his record of performance </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a consensus on the standards to be used for each area </li></ul><ul><li>Look for patterns that show upward trends especially in the last three years </li></ul>
  19. 19. Considerations for Tenure Decisions <ul><li>Decisions based on a prediction of applicant’s future performance given his record of performance </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a consensus on the standards to be used for each area </li></ul><ul><li>Weight equally the entire span of time the faculty member has been employed </li></ul><ul><li>Note prolonged periods (4 or more semesters) of decline in performance and seek explanations from them </li></ul>

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