Is it this simple? In a small course, you contract with your students – they get 6K for the evaluations and you pocket 4K.
Wait! That would be wrong. Still, read on, from the Houston Chronicle:
The chancellor of the Texas A&M University System wants to give bonuses worth up to $10,000 to some instructors, but so far, many aren’t interested.
I’ve never had so much trouble giving away a million dollars,” Chancellor Mike McKinney said, laughing.
The voluntary pilot program being done at Texas A&M University along with the campuses in Prairie View and Kingsville will award bonuses from $2,500 to $10,000 to instructors based on end-of-the-semester critiques by students…
But faculty members have voiced concern about the program’s fairness, worried that it relies on a single evaluation method and could become a popularity contest that wouldn’t serve students. Many instructors haven’t signed up to participate; the faculty senate passed a resolution opposing the program.
Still, it meets the administrator’s goal of a quantitative measure. And who could dismiss that?
What do you think?