Changing Practices in Evaluating Teaching: A Practical Guide to Improved Faculty Performance and Promotion/Tenure Decisions
August 1999, Jossey-Bass
Written for university and college administrators as well as faculty, this book is a complete guidebook that supplies a wealth of case studies, examples, tables, Web sites, and exhibits that further enhance its utility. It explains how to
- Gain genuine faculty and administrative support
- Avoid common weaknesses in teaching evaluation by students, peers, and self
- Evaluate teaching by examining student learning
- Successfully combine disparate sources of data
- Establish a climate conducive to evaluation
- How to structure and use classroom visits, rating forms, electronic classroom assessment, and teaching portfolios
Changing Practices in Evaluating Teaching makes evident the compelling reasons why colleges and universities must institute fair teaching evaluation systems, and explains how to do so. With a notable focus on improving student learning, this book offers readers the kind of research-based and ready-to-use information required to foster truly effective and equitable teaching evaluation at their institutions.
About the Contributors.
1. Current Practices—Good and Bad—Nationally (Peter Seldin).
2. Student Ratings of Professors: Uses and Misuses (William E. Cashin).
3. Using Feedback to Improve Teaching (Michele Marincovich).
4. Evaluating Teaching Through Peer Classroom Observation (Deborah DeZure).
5. Self-Evaluation: What Works? What Doesn't? (Peter Seldin).
6. Post-Tenure Review: Evaluating Teaching (Joseph C. Morreale).
7. Evaluating Teaching Through Electronic Classroom Assessment (Devorah A. Lieberman).
8. Using the World Wide Web to Improve Teaching Evaluation (Clement A. Seldin).
9. Evaluating Teaching Through Portfolios (John Zubizarreta).
10. Administrative Courage to Evaluate the Complexities of Teaching (Joan DeGuire North).
11. Building a Climate Conducive to Effective Teaching Evaluation (Mary Lou Higgerson).
12. Building Successful Teaching Evaluation Programs (Peter Seldin).
13. Summary and Recommendations for Evaluating Teaching (Peter Seldin).
A well-known speaker at national and international conference Seldin regularly serves as a faculty leader in programs offered by the American Council on Education, the American Association for Higher Education, and the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business: the International Association for Management Education.
His well-received books include: The Teaching Portfolio, Second Edition (1197), Improving College Teaching (1995, with associates), Successful use of Teaching Portfolios (1993, with Associates), The Teaching Portfolio, First Edition (1991), How Administrators Can Improve Teaching (1990, with associates), Evaluating and Developing Administrative Performance (1988), Coping With Faculty Stress (1987, with associates), Changing Practices in Faculty Evaluation (1984), Successful Faculty Evaluation Programs (1980), Teaching Professors to Teach (1977), and How College Evaluate Professors (1975).
He has contributed to numerous articles on the teaching profession, student ratings, educational practice, and academic culture to such publications as The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Change magazine,. For his contributions to the scholarship of teaching, he has received honorary degrees from Keystone College (Pennsylvania) and Columbia College (South Carolina).