Team-Based Professional Development: An Emphasis on Collaboration and Cooperation
The Department Chair
Anker Publishing, Inc.
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.
Billesbach, Thomas; Bush, Betty J.; Gillespie, Marcus; Kruger-Rameh, Diane; and Ruhl, Max, "Team-Based Professional Development: An Emphasis on Collaboration and Cooperation" (2000). ADVANCE Library Collection. Paper 448.