Arreola Awarded Prestigious Honor by Educational Association

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Raoul A. Arreola, PhD, UTHSC professor and director of institutional research assessment and planning, has been awarded the W.J. McKeachie Career Achievement Award for 2004 by the American Educational Research Association.

Raoul A. Arreola, PhD, professor and director of institutional research, assessment and planning for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded the W.J. McKeachie Career Achievement Award for 2004 by the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Sponsored by AERA’s Special Interest Group on Faculty Evaluation and Development, the award annually recognizes significant scholarly career contributions to the field of faculty evaluation and development in higher education. As recipient, Dr. Arreola has been invited to present a keynote address at the association’s 2005 meeting in Montreal in April. He will speak on “Translating Faculty Evaluation Research into Academic Policy and Practice” and will highlight strategies for overcoming obstacles in bringing the results of research into daily practice within higher education.

Dr. Arreola has served as a consultant to nearly 300 colleges and universities internationally, as well as several state and federal agencies, on the issues of the evaluation and development of professional personnel, instruction assessment, and the use of instructional technology. His book, Developing a Comprehensive Faculty Evaluation System, is a best-seller in the field and has been used by hundreds of institutions in guiding the design, development and operation of large-scale faculty evaluation/development systems.

Most recently, his work was recognized by the Stanford University Center for Teaching and Learning and featured in their “Tomorrow’s Professor” electronic newsletter distributed to over 21,000 subscribers at more than 600 academic institutions in 100-plus countries.

Dr. Arreola joined the UTHSC faculty in 1983 as chairman of the Department of Education and has taught courses in statistics, techniques of effective college teaching, and academic leadership.