Title

Team-Based Professional Development: An Emphasis on Collaboration and Cooperation

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

The Department Chair

Volume

11

Issue

2

Publisher

Anker Publishing, Inc.

Publication Date

Fall 1-1-2000

Abstract

Rumblings of discontent frequent campuses of higher education when the mention of faculty evaluation occurs. In fact, a 1997 study published by the Richardson Foundation found that only 30% to 35% of provosts and deans are happy with the university evaluation system and less than 20% of the faculty are supportive of these systems. This article chronicles the journey taken by four departments at a Midwestern university in an attempt to shift focus from a rank and sorting system of evaluation, so prevalent in colleges and universities today, to a professional development model.

Comments

Originally published by Anker Publishing, Inc. Publisher's PDF available through remote link via the Department Chair Online Resource Center.