New Test to Measure Faculty Collegiality Produces Some Dissension Itself - Faculty - The Chronicle of Higher Education
June 10, 2013
New Test to Measure Faculty Collegiality Produces Some Dissension Itself
Avital Greener for The Chronicle
Robert E. Cipriano is an emeritus professor at Southern Connecticut U. who has helped develop a tool for measuring the collegiality of individual professors.
By Peter Schmidt
Can a written test determine whether a faculty member is a bully or a jerk or an all-around pain in the neck?
Two higher-education consultants believe they have an instrument that does just that. They call it the Collegiality Assessment Matrix, and they are promoting it to colleges as a tool for both professional development and faculty evaluations.
The two consultants, Jeffrey L. Buller, dean of the honors college at Florida Atlantic University, and Robert E. Cipriano, a professor emeritus of recreation and leisure studies at Southern Connecticut State University, say the test offers something colleges have long needed: a reliable means of identifying good and bad behavior in the academic workplace.