Standard 5: Element 6

Standard Five: Faculty Qualifications, Performance and Development

Faculty are qualified and model best professional practices in scholarship, service and teaching, including the assessment of their own effectiveness as related to candidate performance; they also collaborate with colleagues in the disciplines and schools. The unit systematically evaluates faculty performance and facilitates professional development. Evidence will be provided in this section that supports the statement that Pacific University meets this standard.

Element Six: Unit Evaluation of Professional Education Faculty Performance

Faculty members are evaluated annually by the College of Education Personnel Committee, and are evaluated for tenure, extended term contracts and promotion by the University Personnel Committee as well. These procedures may be found in the COE Policies and Procedures, and University Handbook Chapter Four (pdf). In addition, students have the opportunity to evaluate each course at its conclusion and routinely evaluate faculty in their supervisory positions as well. The sample table below illustrates the aggregate scores from one program for all of the supervisors that semester. This sample data is similar to data gathered across years and programs. Further, the aggregate student evaluations of full-time and part-time teacher effectiveness would indicate similar results.

Table 5.6.1
Candidate Evaluation of University Supervisor
Forest Grove MAT Fifth Year/UG/Flex Students, 2005-06 (N = 71)
Key: 0 = Unable to judge 1 = Strongly agree 2 = Agree 3 = Disagree 4 = Strongly disagree

Statement

Mean

0

1

2

3

4

1. My university supervisor provided encouragement and a constructive critique of my teaching.

1.32

1

50

18

0

2

2. My university supervisor was effective at fostering open communication among herself/himself, my mentor teacher, and me.

1.35

0

50

18

2

1

3. I was able to share and discuss my lesson plans, objectives and student teaching experiences with my university supervisor as a part of each observation.

1.20

0

60

9

1

1

4. I felt free to communicate openly and honestly with my university supervisor.

1.28

3

52

10

5

1

5. My university supervisor observed my teaching frequently enough to evaluate my performance fairly and accurately.

1.20

1

58

10

1

1

6. My university supervisor supported my efforts to become an effective teacher.

1.17

0

60

10

1

0