Evaluating Faculty Performance: A Practical Guide to Assessing Teaching, Research, and Service / Edition 1

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This book contains a wealth of material on current evaluation practices and realistic suggestions for upgrading methods and procedures. Seldin and his associates cover every aspect of the evaluation of teaching, research, and service from gaining genuine faculty support to collecting and assessing various kinds of data revealing what works and what does not. Offering numerous suggestions for improving evaluation methods, assessing program weaknesses, and avoiding common problems, this book discusses how to: Evaluate teaching, research, and service Tailor common practices to meet particular needs Guard against bias in evaluation Use classroom visits, student evaluation, and self-evaluation Determine the best combination of evaluation methods Gain genuine faculty and administrative support Avoid weaknesses of student, colleague, and self-evaluation Get the most accurate picture of faculty effectiveness Develop a professional portfolio Included are field-tested forms and checklists that can be used to measure faculty performance in teaching, research, and service. The suggestions for improving faculty evaluation are practical and clear-sensible advice for strengthening a process that is of increasing importance in higher education.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933371047
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Series: JB - Anker Series , #73
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Seldin is Distinguished Professor of ManagementEmeritus at Pace University in: Pleasantville, New York. ABehavioral Scientist, educator, author, and specialist inevaluation and development of faculty and administrativeperformance, he has been a consultant on higher education issues tomore than 350 colleges and universities throughout the UnitedStates and in 45 countries around the world. A well-known speakerat national and international conferences, Dr. Seldin regularlyserves as a faculty leader in programs offered by the AmericanCouncil on Education and AACSB International (Association toAdvance Collegiate Schools of Business) and is codirector of theannual International Conference on Improving UniversityTeaching.
His well-received books include:
The Teaching Portfolio, third edition (Anker, 2004)
The Administrative Portfolio, with Mary Lou Higgerson(Anker, 2002)
Changing Practices in Evaluating Teaching, with associates(Anker, 1999)
The Teaching Portfolio, second edition (Anker, 1997)
Improving College Teaching, with associates (Anker,1995)
Successful Use of Teaching Portfolios, with associates(Anker, 1993)
The Teaching Portfolio (Anker 1991)
How Administrators Can Improve Teaching, with associates(Jossey-Bass, 1990)
Evaluating and Developing Administrative Performance(Jossey-Bass, 1988)
Coping with Faculty Stress, with associates (Jossey-Bass,1987)
Changing Practices in Faculty Evaluation (Jossey-Bass,1984)
Successful Faculty Evaluation Programs (Coventry Press.1980)
Teaching Professors to Teach (Blythe-Pennington, 1977)
How Colleges Evaluate Professors (Blythe-Pennington,1975)
He has contributed numerous articles on the teaching professionstudent ratings, education practice, and academic culture to suchpublications as The New York times, The Chronicle ofHigher Education, and Change magazine. Among recenthonors, he was named by the World Bank as a visiting scholar toIndonesia, In addition, he was elected a fellow of the College ofPreceptors in London, England. This special honor is given to asmall number of faculty and administrators who are judged to havemade an "outstanding contribution to higher education on theinternal level." For his contributions to the scholarship ofteaching, he has received honorary degrees from Keystone College(Pennsylvania) and Columbia College (South Carolina).

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Table of Contents

About the Author.

About the Contributors


1. Building a Successful Evaluation Program (PeterSeldin).

2. Essential Operating Principles and Key Guidelines (PeterSeldin).

3. Building a Climate For Faculty evaluation That ImprovesTeaching (Mary Lou HJiggerson).

4. Uses and Abuses of Student Ratings (WilliamPallett).

5. Institutional Service (Clement A. Seldin).

6. Peer Observations as a Catalyst for Faculty Development(Barbara J. Millis).

7. Self-Evaluation: Composing an Academic Life Narrative(Thomas V. McGovern).

8. Teaching Portfolios (Monica A. Devanas).

9. Evaluating Faculty Research (Teck-Kah Lim).

10. Teaching Evaluation Follies: Misperception and Misbehaviorin Student Evaluations of Teachers (Jane S. Halonen, Geroge B.Ellenberg).

11. Using Evaluation Data to Improve Teaching effectiveness(Todd Zakrajsek).

12. Using Evaluation Data for Personnel Decisions (DavidFite).

13. The Professional Portfolio: Expanding the Value of PortfolioDevelopment (John Zubizarreta).

14. Summary and Recommendations for Evaluating FacultyPerformance (J. Elizabeth Miller).

Appendix: Selected Forms to Evaluate Teaching, Advising,Research, and Service.


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