Appraising Teaching Effectiveness: Beyond Student Ratings
Evaluating faculty effectiveness is important in nearly every institution of higher education. Assessing the effectiveness with which various functions are performed is essential to a variety of important administration recommendations and decisions. It also provides feedback which influences the faculty member’s self-image and professional satisfaction. And it establishes a climate which communicates the institution’s commitment to professional improvement and confidence that every faculty member will make a valuable contribution to the achievement of shared goals.