Faculty Performance Measurement Using Data and Dashboards
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Presentation at the SLOAN-C 18th Annual International Conference on Online Learning Conference, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA.
Faculty performance assessment can aid institutions in strategic planning, quality control methods, student satisfaction, and delivering quality education to students. Regardless of the type of institution, using research and data can help organizations create policies and improve faculty performance. There may be data collected not currently in use or there may have been efforts to begin collecting data that the organization has identified to begin to measure faculty performance. Focusing on how to tie data together to create a collective picture of faculty performance will depend on organizational needs based on expectations for tenure, policies and continued employment. There are many areas of data that could be used to create a faculty performance dashboard. Student surveys, faculty surveys, peer surveys, faculty issues, professional development, workload, GPA and grading are all some of the key datasets that can prove to provide a valuable picture of faculty performance. Defining what the organization deems important for data collection, is the first step in creating faculty performance dashboards.