Perception of teaching excellence by faculty and administrators in the engineering schools of the west initiative

E. Wang, C. Plumb, G. Denzine, J. Tester, J. Hamann, R. Marley, D. Muñoz, D. Porter, A. Vollstedt

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Abstract

The faculty development sub-committee of the Engineering Schools of the West Initiative (ESWI) developed and administered a pair of surveys for faculty and administrators. We constructed the surveys with four objectives in mind: (1) to collect descriptive benchmark data about perceptions on issues related to the scholarship of teaching; (2) to understand if there was a difference between engineering faculty and administrators' perceptions; (3) to explore how the respondents' own values, in regard to teaching excellence, aligned with their perception of the values of their institutions; and (4) to articulate some implications as to how excellence in teaching is valued and evaluated in the academic community. The results indicate there are many misalignments between the perceptions of administrators and faculty. We also discovered many misalignments between faculty values and the perceived reward system. However, faculty and administrators did agree on several measures of teaching excellence, such as teaching awards. The final outcome of this project was the development of a revised survey that addressed the shortcomings identified and will be administered in 2009-2010.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationImagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 18 2009Oct 21 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

Other39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period10/18/0910/21/09

Keywords

  • Administrator perceptions
  • Faculty perceptions
  • Teaching excellence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Wang, E., Plumb, C., Denzine, G., Tester, J., Hamann, J., Marley, R., Muñoz, D., Porter, D., & Vollstedt, A. (2009). Perception of teaching excellence by faculty and administrators in the engineering schools of the west initiative. In 39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009 [5350829] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2009.5350829