A practical resource for fostering and assessing faculty achievement in all aspects of their work: teaching, research, and service. Shows that the assessment process can and must be tied to faculty development, and explains how collegial activity and continuous improvement are key to strong performance.
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EXPANDING THE PURPOSES AND GOALS OF FACULTY ASSESSMENT. The Current Status of Faculty Assessment. A New Perspective on Faculty Assessment and Development. SETTING EXPECTATIONS. Defining Faculty Work. Discussing Expectations. COLLECTING AND ORGANIZING EVIDENCE. Gathering Acceptable and Trustworthy Evidence. Establishing the Credibility of the Evidence. Constructing a Full Portrayal of Faculty Work. USING EVIDENCE IN FACULTY ASSESSMENT. Clarifying Appropriate Uses of Assessment Evidence. Enhancing Assessment's Value to Individual Faculty Members. Enhancing Institutional Uses. METHODS OF COLLECTING EVIDENCE. Written Appraisals. Rating Scales and Checklists. Interviews. Observations and Videotaping. Indicators of Eminence, Quality, and Impact. Achievement and Outcome Measures. Records and Portfolios.
LARRY A. BRASKAMP is dean of the College of Education, University of Illinois, Chicago. JOHN C. ORY is director of the Office of Instructional Resources and associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana--Champaign.