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Final Report:
Task Force on the Implications of the Evaluation of Faculty Productivity and Teaching Effectiveness

Submitted to ASA Council on July 28, 2003

Peter Meiksins (Chair) – Cleveland State University
David M. Gordon – SUNY-Geneseo
Clarence Lo – University of Missouri-Columbia
Mary Senter – Central Michigan University
Ted Wagenaar – Miami University (Ohio)
Roberta Spalter-Roth – American Sociological Association


Executive Summary

Introduction
Contextual Factors
Charge of Task Force

Productivity
Definitions of Productivity
Measuring Scholarly Productivity
Measuring Teaching Effectiveness
Measuring Service
Measuring Faculty Activities
Departmental Productivity and Cross-Disciplinary Disparities
Implications of Measurement ofor Faculty and Chairs
Relation Between Productivity and Resources
Relation Between Productivity and Disciplinary Content
Relation Between Productivity and Academic Freedom
Recommendations to Minimize Misuse of Productivity Data

Outcomes Assessment
Implications of Measurement for Faculty and Chairs
Recommendations to Increase Usefulness of Outcomes Assessment
Linkages Between Productivity Issues and Assessment

Conclusion
Recommendations for Council

References




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