Summary

The purpose of this project was to produce a comprehensive, comparative literature review of Canadian and international research and policy regarding performance evaluation and accountability of professional academics within universities. The study emphasized pedagogy, research, criteria for receipt of state and private funding, conditions of tenure, and the role and responsibilities of professional academics. This project was the first phase in a larger research initiative designed to foster and inform debate over the issue of educator performance and evaluation, promote consciousness of the factors and polices that are most likely to result in an effective teaching evaluation program, and accelerate decision-making processes within Canadian universities.