Develop Training Guidance for Faculty Engaged in Peer Evaluations

Resolution Number: 
Professional Standards
In Progress

quality in California community colleges and is a shared responsibility of academic senates, faculty bargaining units, and college administrations;


Whereas, As noted in the Academic Senate Paper Sound Principles for Faculty Evaluations, most colleges do not have a process in place for training peer evaluators, and such training would be a valuable tool for enhancing the quality and integrity of faculty evaluations; and

Whereas, In a Fall 2012 Plenary Session breakout on faculty evaluations, participants suggested that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges should provide guidance for local colleges regarding the training of peer evaluators;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with statewide bargaining organizations and other relevant constituencies to develop training materials and/or other guidance to help local colleges and districts establish effective training processes for faculty engaged in peer evaluation.


Status Report: 

Update 6/25/2015: Involves working with local bargaining units, something that has been tasked to the President; also falls under Senate-Union relations, which has been tasked to Ed Pol. Committee.  Recommend moving to Educational Policies Committee.

Evaluations---January 2017 - G. May to talk with J. Bruno. Discussions have taken place, but no plan has been made. This topic has been discussed at breakout sessions during the Faculty Leadership Institute 2016. 2017 - 18: Committee members should discuss this resolution and make a recommendation to the president about how best to address this resolution. For example, the committee might consider a task force comprised of faculty -- both senate and union colleagues -- to discuss best practices in this area. Based on the topics, possible resources might be developed to share with the field.