OVERVIEW OF THE APPROACH
The Faculty Development and Review Plan is philosophically anchored by the Statement of
Instructional Excellence (Appendix A) and overall professional obligations of teaching faculty.
The statement of instructional excellence details the qualities and characteristics of faculty
members who demonstrate instructional excellence. Four aspects of instructional excellence are
addressed: (1) intrinsic motivation and the ability to motivate others, (2) interpersonal skills, (3)
knowledge base, and (4) skill at applying that knowledge base.
Minimum Guidelines for Performance Standards and Indicators (Appendix B) derived from each
of the above aspects provide a framework for conducting the review and analyzing the evidence
collected during the review. Items in the three review instruments (student ratings, instructional
observation, and self-appraisal) correspond to selected standards. In addition, the full set of
standards is addressed in the overall performance instrument.