Evaluation: institutional needs versus individual motivations



Bamber, Veronica (2010) Evaluation: institutional needs versus individual motivations. In: QMUL Education Research Seminar Series, 22 Feb 2010, Queen Mary University of London. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Modern academics are constantly pressed to evaluate and improve what they do. Universities are likewise constantly pressed to evaluate and improve what they do. Are these two needs compatible? A survey of staff at one university in the summer of 2009 asked how they evaluate their teaching, how they get evaluated, and what can be done to improve evaluation. Some interesting responses were received from 50 staff (around a third of all academic staff). There was clear commitment to evaluation and improvement, but difficulties in making it happen. Institutional requirements for evaluation were not at the top of most people’s agenda. This short seminar will consider the findings of this research within a theoretical framework, and consider whether institutional needs for evaluation data and individual academics’ motivations can be compatible.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Centre for Academic Practice
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2011 11:59
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2011 11:59
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2437

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