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Catalyzing Institutional Transformation: Insights from the AAU STEM Initiative
Catalyzing Institutional Transformation: Insights from the AAU STEM Initiative The authors describe the development of AAU's Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative, the approach AAU took to building this ...

Change Topics (Working Groups): Change Leaders, Faculty Evaluation
Target Audience: Non-tenure Track Faculty, Institution Administration, Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty
Resource Type: Journal Article

CIRTL: Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning
CIRTL: Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning This website explains the purpose, membership, activities, and publications associated with the Center for the Integration of Research, ...

Change Topics (Working Groups): Change Leaders, Faculty Evaluation
Target Audience: Post-doctoral Fellows, Institution Administration, Graduate Students, College/University Staff, Non-tenure Track Faculty, Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty
Resource Type: Website
Program Components: Professional Development:Curriculum Development, Outreach:Inter-Institutional Collaboration, Professional Development:Preparing Future Teachers, Course Evaluation

Essential Questions & Data Sources for Continuous Improvement of Undergraduate STEM Teaching and Learning
Essential Questions & Data Sources for Continuous Improvement of Undergraduate STEM Teaching and Learning This resource complements AAU's Framework for Systemic Change in Undergraduate STEM Teaching and ...

Change Topics (Working Groups): Assessment, Faculty Evaluation
Target Audience: Non-tenure Track Faculty, Institution Administration, Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty
Resource Type: Report

Teaching Eval Shake-Up
Teaching Eval Shake-Up Flaherty describes recent changes in the tenure and promotion processes at two institutions, the University of Southern California and the University of Oregon, involving discontinuing the ...

Change Topics (Working Groups): Faculty Evaluation
Target Audience: Institution Administration, Non-tenure Track Faculty, Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty
Resource Type: Website, Report

Refining the Paradigm: Holistic Evaluation of Faculty to Support Faculty and Student Learning
Refining the Paradigm: Holistic Evaluation of Faculty to Support Faculty and Student Learning The authors present a holistic approach to evaluating faculty work that includes an integrated perspective on teaching, ...

Change Topics (Working Groups): Faculty Evaluation
Target Audience: Non-tenure Track Faculty, Institution Administration, Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty
Resource Type: Report

Progress Toward Achieving Systemic Change: A Five-Year Status Report on the AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative
Progress Toward Achieving Systemic Change: A Five-Year Status Report on the AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative This status report on the AAU Undergraduate STEM Initiative draws from instructor surveys, ...

Change Topics (Working Groups): Assessment, Faculty Evaluation
Target Audience: Non-tenure Track Faculty, Institution Administration, Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty
Resource Type: Report

Yale University/Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
Contact: Jennifer Frederick; Yale University, jennifer.frederick@yale.edu
The CTL provides information about sources of feedback instructors can use to inform their teaching and also provides consulting services to faculty. Many sources of feedback are available to instructors to inform their teaching, including: self-reflection, students' mid-semester feedback, peer review of teaching, and end-of-term evaluations. Instructors should feel empowered to determine what methods fit the needs and context of their situation and to try out different approaches over time.

Change Topics (Working Groups): Faculty Evaluation
Target Audience: Graduate Students, Non-tenure Track Faculty, Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty, College/University Staff
Resource Type: Booklet, Website
Program Components: Professional Development:Diversity/Inclusion, Course Evaluation, Cultural Competency, Institutional Systems:Evaluating Teaching, Incentive/Reward Systems, Professional Development:Accessibility

Career Framework for University Teaching: Background and Overview
Career Framework for University Teaching: Background and Overview This report provides a template for universities to guide and measure faculty members' teaching successes and achievements, with the goal of ...

Change Topics (Working Groups): Assessment, Faculty Evaluation
Target Audience: Non-tenure Track Faculty, Institution Administration, Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty
Resource Type: Report

Aligning Practice to Policies: Changing the Culture to Recognize and Reward Teaching at Research Universities
This is an article about how to align University practices with policies. It offers three examples of how institutions have begun projects to achieve this. It overlaps with the TEval resources, as two of the examples are TEval participants.Abstract: "Recent calls for improvement in undergraduate education within STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines are hampered by the methods used to evaluate teaching effectiveness. Faculty members at research universities are commonly assessed and promoted mainly on the basis of research success. To improve the quality of undergraduate teaching across all disciplines, not only STEM fields, requires creating an environment wherein continuous improvement of teaching is valued, assessed, and rewarded at various stages of a faculty member's career. This requires consistent application of policies that reflect well-established best practices for evaluating teaching at the department, college, and university levels. Evidence shows most teaching evaluation practices do not reflect stated policies, even when the policies specifically espouse teaching as a value. Thus, alignment of practice to policy is a major barrier to establishing a culture in which teaching is valued. Situated in the context of current national efforts to improve undergraduate STEM education, including the Association of American Universities Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative, this essay discusses four guiding principles for aligning practice with stated priorities in formal policies: 1) enhancing the role of deans and chairs; 2) effectively using the hiring process; 3) improving communication; and 4) improving the understanding of teaching as a scholarly activity. In addition, three specific examples of efforts to improve the practice of evaluating teaching are presented as examples: 1) Three Bucket Model of merit review at the University of California, Irvine; (2) Evaluation of Teaching Rubric, University of Kansas; and (3) Teaching Quality Framework, University of Colorado, Boulder. These examples provide flexible criteria to holistically evaluate and improve the quality of teaching across the diverse institutions comprising modern higher education."

Change Topics (Working Groups): Faculty Evaluation
Target Audience: Graduate Students, Institution Administration, Non-tenure Track Faculty, College/University Staff, Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty
Resource Type: Journal Article
Program Components: Institutional Systems:Incentive/Reward Systems, Evaluating Teaching, Professional Development:Course Evaluation

A Better Way to Evaluate Undergraduate Teaching
A Better Way to Evaluate Undergraduate Teaching In this article, the author considers current methods of evaluating teaching at research universities and proposes a new method for evaluation based on teaching ...

Change Topics (Working Groups): Assessment, Faculty Evaluation
Target Audience: Non-tenure Track Faculty, Institution Administration, Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty
Resource Type: Journal Article