Education: Merit System for Teachers

What makes a good college teacher? How can colleges be sure that they are promoting a teacher on his merits?

The University of Washington believes that it can now answer both these questions with a precision heretofore unknown on U.S. campuses. Now ready for use, the new plan lets the teacher be judged by his own colleagues. They in turn are guided by standards which the Washington faculty as a whole laid down in answer to a recent questionnaire. The novel application of these standards was worked out by Dean Edwin Ray Guthrie, recently chief consultant psychologist on the U.S. Army General...

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