ERIC Number: ED046348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Defining Effective College Teaching Using the Delphi Technique and Multiple Linear Regression.
Fox, A. M.; Brookshire, William K.
A modified form of the Delphi technique was used within the School of Education at the University of Northern Colorado to formulate a definition of effective college teaching. The resulting definition contained 5 major categories: (1) personal characteristics: friendly, mature, enthusiastic; (2) professional qualities: attitudes, knowledge, preparation; (3) interpersonal relationships: approachable, fair, honest; (4) technical skills of teaching: methods, grading, organization; and (5) communication skills: rapport, relevancy, open. These results were used to develop 25 fictitious profiles of faculty members. Participants were asked to separate these 25 profiles into 5 sets according to those most deserving of promotion. Multiple linear regression was used to analyze these judgments to determine the priority placed on each of the major categories. (Author/AF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Delphi Technique; University of Northern Colorado
Note: Paper presented at the 1971 Convention of the American Educational Research Association, New York City