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Best Practices in Faculty Evaluation: A Practical Guide for Academic Leaders

ISBN: 978-1-118-23788-5
272 pages
July 2012, Jossey-Bass
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Jeffrey L. Buller’s newest book is designed to help department chairs, deans, and members of evaluation committees by showing them what they need to know and do when participating in faculty reviews and evaluations. The book shows how to apply the information about performance and convey clear messages about priorities. It also reveals what professionals can do to protect themselves in cases when an appeal or grievance is likely.
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Table of Contents

The Author ix

Introduction and Acknowledgments xi

Part One: The Fundamental Goals of Review and Evaluation 1

1 Th e Accountability Culture in Higher Education 3

2 Best Practices in All Forms of Review and Evaluation 23

3 Oral and Written Reviews and Evaluations 43

Part Two: Primarily Formative Review and Evaluation 65

4 Annual Performance Appraisals and Evaluations 67

5 Probationary Period Pretenure Reviews 89

6 Posttenure Review 109

Part Three: Summative Review and Evaluation 129

7 Merit Evaluations 131

8 Tenure Evaluations 151

9 Promotion Evaluations 173

Part Four: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Review and Evaluation 191

10 The Arreola Model 193

11 The Seldin Model 215

12 Incorporating Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches into an Integrated Process 229

Index 249

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Author Information

Jeffrey L. Buller is dean of Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic University. He is the author of Academic Leadership Day by Day, The Essential College Professor, The Essential Academic Dean, and The Essential Department Chair, 2nd Edition

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