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2 Governing Principles of Good Metrics
Pages 9-11

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... Promoters of metrics for evaluating teaching must be sensitive to these long-held, very strong convictions and recognize that introducing metrics will represent a major cultural change. The principles listed below are common to the development of any new system in an organization and can guide the creation of metrics for evaluating teaching: • The evaluation system must be compatible with the overall mission, goals, and structure of the institution because engineering colleges reside within universities, and the evaluation of engineering faculty for promotion and tenure will eventually be conducted by university committees.
From page 10...
... • The evaluation system must be flexible enough to encompass various institutional missions, disciplines, audiences, goals, teaching methodologies, etc. In addition, it should also accommodate people on different "tracks" (e.g., some universities have adopted teaching tracks as some faculty gravitate toward expanded teaching roles at different points in their careers)
From page 11...
... These periodic reviews should be part of the development plan to ensure that evaluations provide both formative feedback that leads to improvements in teaching and data adequate for judging the quality of teaching. If the system is successful, all stakeholders will recognize that it provides accurate and valuable information that meets the needs of various groups and creates a culture of assessment that drives teaching and learning improvements.

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