We evaluate our tutors using student evaluations and supervisor
observations.  We use the information gathered this way to assess tutor
performance, gauge facility and noise problems, and direct topics for future
tutor trainings.  For more information, please come hear us present in New
Orleans at the CRLA conference.  We will present Fri afternoon and Sat.


Ann Colgan

English Tutor Coordinator
Learning Assistance and Resource Center
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
(610)436-2591 fax(610) 436-2600
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: sandy swan [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Friday, October 01, 1999 10:07 AM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      evaluation of faculty
> We are looking at how faculty in learning centers are evaluated and
> would appreciate your help.  I am willing to gather responses and post
> to the list.
> Our community college has an evaluation instrument that students fill
> out for traditional classroom based intructors but many of the questions
> are just not appropriate to a learning center environment.  The other
> component of classroom faculty evaluation is classroom observation by an
> administrator.  This also presents challenges for a learning center
> environment as there is no "lecture" or other formal presentation of
> material.
> What methods do other learning centers use to evaluate faculty?  Do you
> use student questionnaires?  What types of questions do you include?  Do
> you have observation by peers or administrators?  What criteria do they
> use?  What other types of tools or methods do you use?
> Thank you,
> Sandy Swan
> Center for Independent Study
> Butler County Community College
> 1810 N. Andover Rd.
> Andover, KS  67002
> 316-733-0071, ext 288
> email:  [log in to unmask]