Issues and opportunities on implementing an online faculty review system

Brian L Erstad, Maliaca G. Oxnam, Tom P. Miller, Jo Laine R. Draugalis

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Abstract

Intensifying accountability pressures have led to an increased attention to assessments of teaching, but teaching generally represents only a portion of faculty duties. Less attention has been paid to how evaluations of faculty members can be used to gather data on teaching, research, clinical work, and outreach to integrate clinical and academic contributions and fill in information gaps in strategic areas such as technology transfer and commercialization where universities are being pressed to do more. Online reporting systems can enable departments to gather comprehensive data on faculty activities that can be aggregated for accreditation assessments, program reviews, and strategic planning. As detailed in our case study of implementing such a system at a research university, online annual reviews can also be used to publicize faculty achievements, to document departmental achievements, foster interdisciplinary and community collaborations, recognize service contributions (and disparities), and provide a comprehensive baseline for salary and budgetary investments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6911
Pages (from-to)211-214
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Volume82
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018

Keywords

  • Evaluation
  • Faculty
  • Health professional
  • Online

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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