New Test to Measure Faculty Collegiality Produces Some Dissension Itself

New Test to Measure Faculty Collegiality Produces Some Dissent Itself 1

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.

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,