Changing Practices in Evaluating Teaching. A Practical Guide to Improved Faculty Performance and Promotion/Tenure Decisions. JB – Anker

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  • Book
  • 304 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This book offers university and college administrators and faculty the kind of research–based and ready–to–use information required to foster truly effective and equitable teaching evaluation at their institutions.

Seldin shares his years of extensive research on this topic, uniquely examining the transformation of evaluation trends over the past two decades, while pointing out the implications for the future. He and his noteworthy contributors not only cite the compelling reasons why colleges and universities must institute fair teaching evaluation systems, they also show readers how to do so.

Changing Practices in Evaluating Teaching is a complete guidebook, this volume offers a wide array of forms, case studies, web sites, tables, and examples. It is written for presidents, provosts, academic vice presidents, deans, department chairs, instructional development specialists, and faculty the essential partners in improving teaching evaluation systems.

Contents include:

  • Current Practices Good and Bad Nationally
  • Student Ratings of Professors: Uses and Misuses
  • Using Feedback to Improve Teaching
  • Evaluating Teaching Through Peer Classroom Observation
  • Self–Evaluation: What Works? What Doesn′t?
  • Post–Tenure Review: Evaluating Teaching
  • Evaluating Teaching Through Electronic Classroom Assessment
  • Using the World Wide Web to Improve Teaching Evaluation
  • Evaluating Teaching Through Portfolios
  • Administrative Courage to Evaluate the Complexities of Teaching
  • Building a Climate Conducive to Effective Teaching Evaluation
  • Building Successful Teaching Evaluation Programs
  • Summary and Recommendations for Evaluating Teaching
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About the Author.

About the Contributors.

Foreword.

Preface.

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).

References.

Index.

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Peter Seldin is distinguished professor of management at pace University, Pleasantville, New York. A behavioral scientist, educator, author, and specialist in the evaluation and development of faculty and administrative performance, he has been a consultant to nearly 300 colleges and universities throughout the US and in 26 countries around the world.

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), andHow 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 andChange magazine,. For his contributions to the scholarship of teaching, he has received honorary degrees from Keystone College (Pennsylvania) and Columbia College (South Carolina).
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