Measuring faculty instructional performance

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Conference Proceeding

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The tenure or promotion of faculty are frequently dependent on the analytical outcome of stu- dent end-of-semester evaluation instruments. Faculty usually use the data to make adjust- ments in their classes, but deans and chairs use the data to determine which faculty are per- forming "below" average. The statistical measure used is typically the mean. The mean is invalid for ordinal scale items (like Likert scales), but the consensus, dissent, and agreement measures offer a more intuitive view of data and eliminate the need for the incorrect and mo- rale damaging designation of substandard performance. Successful application of these new measures can permit faculty to measure the perceptions of their students with of colleagues in other schools such that appropriate mentoring can occur. © 2009 EDSIG.

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Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference, ISECON

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