This issue brings new insights to faculty work and its assessment in light of reconsideration of faculty work roles, rapid technological change, increasing bureaucratization of the core work of higher education, and public accountability for performance. With practical advice and information about processes and tools for evaluating individuals as well as academic units, contributors examine evaluating individual faculty work roles in teaching, scholarship, and in outreach and service. They also discuss the changes to faculty work and its evaluation brought by emerging technology and the World Wide Web. Exploring successful methods that individuals, institutions, and promotion and tenure committees are using evaluations of faculty performance for career development, this issue is an indispensable guide to academic administrators and institutional researchers involved in the faculty evaluation process. This is the 114th volume of the Jossey--Bass series New Directions for Institutional Research.
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EDITOR'S NOTES (Carol L. Colbeck).1. Evaluating Teaching Performance (Michael. B. Paulsen):The principles and practices that characterize the effective contemporaryapproaches to teaching evaluation include self-evaluation, studentratings, and peer review; pretenure and posttenure evaluation; and theroles of rewards, disciplinary perspectives, and institutional teachingcultures.2. Evaluating Scholarship Performance: Traditional and Emergent Assessment Templates (John M. Braxton, Marietta Del Favero):This chapter compares traditional and new templates for evaluatingscholarship performance. Specific information about scholarly activitiescan be used to document performance of the scholarships of discovery,integration, application, and teaching.3. Evaluating Outreach Performance (Marilyn J. Amey):Most institutions have not dealt constructively with how to acknowledge,evaluate, and reward outreach activity. This chapter describesrecent efforts to legitimize and evaluate outreach.4. Integration: Evaluating Faculty Work as a Whole (Carol L. Colbeck):This chapter explores how assessing joint production of teaching,research, and outreach may benefit faculty and institutions, and it suggestsspecific methods for evaluating the extent and nature of the integratedfaculty work.5. The Impact of Technology on Faculty Performance and Its Evaluation (Craig McInnis):Technological changes facilitate communication and decision making,but add to faculty members' workload as they struggle to stay currentwith the vast amount of new and reconfigured information. The use ofnew technologies also adds to increasing influence of professionaladministrators and technical specialists over academic work.6. A Systems Framework for Evaluation of Faculty Web-Work (Robert J. Marine):Faculty members attempting to integrate Web-based teaching, research,or service into their work roles need systematic evaluation processesthat provide concrete evidence of effectiveness.7. Faculty Evaluation and the Development of Academic Careers (Mary Taylor Huber):This chapter places debates on the scholarship of teaching and learningin promotion and tenure decisions in the context of ScholarshipReconsidered and Scholarship Assessed and reports on cases of facultywho have used the scholarship of teaching and learning to advancetheir academic careers.8. Institutional Research to Enhance Faculty Performance (Michael J. Dooris):Examples of targeted, change-oriented institutional research used toimprove use of faculty resources and understand faculty members'experiences.9. The Ultimate Faculty Evaluation: Promotion and Tenure Decisions (James S. Fairweather):This chapter summarizes the major issues raised in the volume andintegrates their application for promotion and tenure review.Index.