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An Academic Accomplishment Index For Assessing Faculty Performance
Unformatted Document Text:  10 Clearly, a challenge still exists in the academe when it comes to defining the criteria and the standards used to measure teaching with technology or using new media as a vehicle for publishing. At the same time, it is unlikely that the development of the academic accomplishment index will transform the process by which academic administrators make judgments about their colleagues’ work and contributions. It is probably unrealistic to assume that the evaluation process can be reduced to a set of numbers, whatever their source. What may be important here, however, is that these results send a signal to members of faculties where the criteria included in the Thurstone procedure are used as a basis for academic rewards in one way or another. What is that signal? It can be suggested that a person now beginning a teaching career in an institution of the type from which these data were gathered would be well advised to understanding the implications of the academic accomplishment index. Doctoral students in an advanced degree program preparing for a teaching position in such an institution especially need to understand how the evaluation process works in order to better prepare for their career path. Additionally, when working with technology care should be taken to carefully document those activities (Hattendorf Westney, 2000). It would seem advantageous to learn how to do the type of research and scholarly work that will count in the field one plans to enter. Close attention would also be advantageous to understanding how one gets that work published (in print, rather than online). The procedures and merits of obtaining extramural grants and contracts should also be understood. Teaching is still important and cannot be overlooked. However, trying to get ahead by providing time- consuming services to the community, developing and managing an online course or serving on a large number of committees does not seem likely to be a good choice that will lead directly to a higher salary, a promotion to the next rank, or earning tenure.

Authors: Adams, Jonathan.
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Clearly, a challenge still exists in the academe when it comes to defining the criteria and
the standards used to measure teaching with technology or using new media as a vehicle for
publishing. At the same time, it is unlikely that the development of the academic
accomplishment index will transform the process by which academic administrators make
judgments about their colleagues’ work and contributions. It is probably unrealistic to assume
that the evaluation process can be reduced to a set of numbers, whatever their source. What may
be important here, however, is that these results send a signal to members of faculties where the
criteria included in the Thurstone procedure are used as a basis for academic rewards in one way
or another.
What is that signal? It can be suggested that a person now beginning a teaching career in
an institution of the type from which these data were gathered would be well advised to
understanding the implications of the academic accomplishment index. Doctoral students in an
advanced degree program preparing for a teaching position in such an institution especially need
to understand how the evaluation process works in order to better prepare for their career path.
Additionally, when working with technology care should be taken to carefully document those
activities (Hattendorf Westney, 2000).
It would seem advantageous to learn how to do the type of research and scholarly work
that will count in the field one plans to enter. Close attention would also be advantageous to
understanding how one gets that work published (in print, rather than online). The procedures
and merits of obtaining extramural grants and contracts should also be understood. Teaching is
still important and cannot be overlooked. However, trying to get ahead by providing time-
consuming services to the community, developing and managing an online course or serving on
a large number of committees does not seem likely to be a good choice that will lead directly to a
higher salary, a promotion to the next rank, or earning tenure.


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