Defining What Matters to Faculty: Aligning Programming by Assessing Needs

Session Time and Location

Fri, 8 Jun 2018
8:00am to 9:30am
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To fit our small, liberal arts campus context, our center created and administered a teaching needs assessment with faculty by attending academic department meetings. This poster provides the context, process, and initial results from this ongoing initiative. The content presented will be valuable to faculty developers and administrators interested in collecting data from their constituents, and to anyone interested in utilizing survey research to evaluate faculty needs and interests in regard to teaching.

  • Session References +

    The poster will include the instrument, visualizations of initial findings, next steps, key questions to consider in designing a faculty needs assessment, references, and presenter information.


    • Banta, T. W. & Palomba, C. A. (2015). Assessment Essentials (second edition). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

    • Guba, E. G., & Lincoln, Y. S. (1982). The place of values in needs assessment. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 4(3), pp. 311-320.

    • Hines, S. R. (2011). How mature teaching and learning centers evaluate their services. To Improve the Academy: Resources for Faculty, Instructional, and Organizational Development, 30. Pp. 278-288.

    • Shadle, S., Ortquist-Ahrens, L., Serro, L., Sagmiller, K., Ouellett, M., & Beach, A. (2015). Catalyzing institutional change: A model for effective practice. Presentation Delivered at the 2015 Annual POD Conference in Louisville, KY.

    • In addition, past work from Texas A&M was reviewed as well as relevant discussions from the ASSESS Listserv archives informed the design and implementation of this survey.