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Lynn Horne-Moyer, Ph.D. delivered a presentation entitled Models and Methods of Faculty Evaluation at the Midwinter Meeting of the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology in New Orleans, LA in January 2012. The presentation was attended by faculty and administrators from doctoral programs in psychology committed to training of practitioners.
Dr. Horne-Moyer is the director of Medaille's doctoral program in clinical psychology (PsyD), which will enroll its first students for the fall 2012 semester.
Dr. Horne-Moyer compared methods for faculty evaluation in helping to mentor faculty, improve teaching effectiveness and make personnel decisions. Recommendations included articulating the components of quality instruction for the training program, using multiple methods of assessment, clarifying formative, summative and program assessment methods, and providing timely and complete feedback. The methods chosen will privilege particular ways of knowing and methods of instruction. She also discussed the her ongoing collaboration with a research team on the validation of the Teaching Alliance Inventory (TAI) (Jones, et al. 2008), designed to assess working relationship, which is particularly important for teaching clinical skills and attitudes.
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