This category embraces activities related to the teaching of specific courses, creative work on the school’s main stage production season, and the interaction with students in and out of the classroom. Creative contributions to the theatre and dance seasons may also be evaluated as Teaching. Areas of evaluation include knowledge of subject matter, teaching methodologies, intellectual and educational integrity, and faculty/student interaction.
1. Demonstration of excellence in teaching may be shown through (but not limited to) measures of student achievement, self-evaluation, workshops, teaching portfolios, peer and student evaluations, external evaluators, letters, awards.
2. Qualitative standards. No distinction is made on the basis of quantity alone, e.g., a “magic number” guaranteeing reappointment does not exist. Teaching is an ongoing activity and work is normally spread among a variety of evaluative documents.
- Broad knowledge of the field
- Implementation of appropriate methods and procedures
- Effective use of appropriate resources
- Effective communication and presentation
- Significance of results
Evidence of performance for reviews may be demonstrated by self-evaluation, peer evaluation and student evaluation. Candidates must document their accomplishments by offering appropriate evidence, such as the following:
- A self-evaluation providing an assessment of the candidate’s teaching during the period under review as well as the candidate’s performance of other responsibilities and accomplishments during the period under review.
- Syllabi for courses taught during the period under review as well as examples of course materials used in teaching.
- Measures of student achievement, such as student performances, portfolios, publications, etc.
- Evaluation Summaries of Student Surveys of Instruction (SSI) for all courses taught during the period under review.
- An up-to-date curriculum vita.
- Peer reviews of teaching.
- Other materials that may document his/her responsibilities during the period under review.
The following is a list of examples by which teaching may be assessed in the discipline (List is not exhaustive)
- Publications, presentations on pedagogy
- Teaching awards
- Graduate student research training/creative activity
- Undergraduate student research training/creative activity
- Involvement in curricular development or review
- Development and restructuring of courses
- The creation of course syllabi
- Classroom presentations
- Coaching or advising projects
- Original pedagogical research
- Grant applications, funding for teaching methods
- Thesis/MFA Comprehensive/Culminating project direction
- Writing/editing textbooks, manuals, worksheets
- Published study guides or instructors’ manuals
- Conducting instructional workshops
- Development of instructional materials
- Advising student organizations
- Student advising and supervision of students
- Advising student creative work
- Vocal/movement/acting coaching
- Dance Therapy
- Professional certification (e.g. Combat, rigging, Somatic, etc.)