26. Evaluation of FLC Program Components


Results from the question, "Estimate the impact of the community on you with respect to each of the following program components. '1' indicates a very weak impact and '10' indicates a very strong impact."

Includes reports from those who engaged in a particular component and rated it.

Number in parentheses is the ranking of this component over the years the question has been asked.

Number on second line is mean for that component over the years the question has been asked.

 

Components

(Number of years surveyed) Listed in order of impact across all communities

Junior Faculty  Community

(20 years)                     

Senior Faculty Community

(10 years)                     

Difference Community

 

(3 years)               

Cooperative Learning Community

(1 year)

Problem-Based Learning Community

(1 year)                    

Team Teaching Community

(1 year)

Technology Community

 

(1 year)

 

1. The colleagueship and learning from other

participants

(1)

(2)

(3)

(1)

(3)

(1)

(3)

8.9

8.7

8.2

9.9

7.1

9.4

7.4

 

2. The retreats and conferences

(2)

(3)

(2)

(2)

(1)

(6)

(5)

8.3

7.8

8.3

8.9

7.5

7.2

6.9

 

3. Release time (Junior, Senior) or substantial funds for professional expenses (Difference, Cooperative, etc.)

(3)

(1)

(6)

(5)

(4)

(4)

(1)

8.1

8.8

7.7

7.7

6.9

8.3

8.3

 

4. The teaching project

(6)

(5)

(4)

(4)

(2)

(2)

(3)

8.0

7.7

7.7

8.1

7.4

8.8

7.6

 

5. Seminars

(4)

(6)

(4)

(3)

(5)

(5)

(2)

7.7

7.5

7.7

8.5

6.2

7.5

7.7

 

6. Student associates

(7)

(3)

(1)

(6)

 

 

(6)

5.8

7.8

8.6

7.6

N/A

N/A

5.1

 

7. A one-to-one faculty partnership (Junior: senior faculty mentor; Senior: faculty partners in learning)

(5)

(8)

 

 

 

(3)

 

7.9

5.9

N/A

N/A

N/A

8.4

N/A

 

 

 

 

8. Observation of a faculty partner's and others' classes

(8)

(7)

 

(7)

 

(7)

 

6.8

6.2

N/A

3.0

N/A

6.3

N/A

 

 

OVERALL MEAN FOR COHORT        

7.7

7.6

8.0

7.7

 

7.0

8.0

7.2

 

Other items specific to a particular community were also rated; they are available from the author.

This project has been supported in part by grants from the US Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) and the Ohio Board of Regents.