Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Dr. Elizabeth Shoenfelt, Dr. Reagan Brown, Dr. Steven Haggbloom
Department of Psychology
Master of Arts
The present study attempted to identify common and unique characteristics of faculty performance appraisal formats and procedures by analyzing characteristics of formats and procedures from the psychology departments of 28 universities, including Kentucky Council on Post-secondary Education (CPE) benchmark schools for Western Kentucky University as well as schools that have Industrial/Organizational psychology master’s degree programs. It was hypothesized that schools with Industrial/-Organizational Psychology programs would have better formats as defined by eight legal factors. However, this hypothesis was not supported. The hypothesis that graphic rating scales would be the most common method for collecting appraisal data was supported. It was determined that the performance appraisal system used at Western Kentucky University is very similar to systems used at the CPE benchmark schools that participated in this study.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Psychology
Gardner, Angelette, "Characteristics of Faculty Evaluation Formats for Promotion, Tenure, and Annual Review" (2008). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 19.