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Resources for Department Chairs: Evaluation & Assessment

Evaluation of Faculty Performance

The Faculty Handbook articulates the official policies on the evaluation of faculty performance.

The Center for Teaching Excellence sponsors workshops related to the evaluation of teaching and to promotion and tenure.

• Fall new full-time faculty orientation - overview of evaluation of teaching

• Annual spring workshop on promotion and tenure.   Sample successful promotion and tenure packets are distributed.

• Biannual spring workshop on promotion to full professor.

Workshops on conducting peer review of teaching

Book studies of Peer review of teaching: A sourcebook by Nancy Van Note Chism

Online resources on peer review of teaching and student evaluation of teaching.

Assessment of Student Learning

The Academic Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee  in collaboration with the Center for Teaching Excellence support faculty through print and online resources, consulting, workshops, and annual mini grants.

The administrative aspects of learning outcomes assessment are overseen through Academic Affairs. For information and forms relevant to learning assessment plans and annual reports, visit Academic Affairs' Assessment and Accreditation pages.

University Teaching

The primary resource on university teaching at Duquesne University is the Center for Teaching Excellence.  CTE offers individual consulting and workshops on various aspects of college teaching. 

Recommended Reading

All books can be found at the Center for Teaching Excellence, located in the Murphy Building at 20 Chatham Square. Contact x5177 for book availability. Book descriptions provided by Syndetic Solutions.