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Administrative Unit: Education Department
Course Prefix and Number: EDUC 582
Course Title: Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description: The study of methods, models and materials which can be used to analyze teaching effectiveness. Variables studied include: input and output measures as standards; the relationship between goals and measurements; criterion, norm and self-referencing; intended use-formative or summative; sources-peer, supervisor, self and client; personal or mediated; formal or informal; systematic or random; planned or spontaneous. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s): Graduate standing.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Supervision and instructional leadership: A Developmental approach
By Glickman, C. D., Gordon, S. P., & Ross-Gordon, J. M (Allyn & Bacon)
Course Objectives
  • To define the characteristics of effective teachers and teaching.
  • To evaluate and apply methods of evaluating teacher effectiveness.
    Measurable Learning
  • Describe characteristics of effective teachers and teaching.
  • Differentiate among various methods of evaluating effective teaching.
  • Write an instrument for evaluating one’s own or another’s teaching effectiveness.
  • Use the instrument developed to evaluate one’s own or another’s teaching effectiveness.
    Topical Outline:
  • The role of evaluating teaching effectiveness
  • High stakes versus low stakes evaluation
  • Issues of reliability
  • Issues of validity
  • Issues of practicality in teaching evaluation
  • Methods, models and techniques of teaching evaluation
  • Planning teaching evaluations
  • Conducting teaching evaluations
  • Being evaluated
  • User of evacuation products
  • Teaching evaluation--trends and issues


    Recommended maximum class size for this course: 15

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    Prepared by: Becky Widener Date: September 17, 2008
    NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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