ERIC Number: ED164024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Computerized Statistical Analysis of Student Evaluation of Faculty.
Bichara, Kamal F.; Hazard, Francis E.
An instrument for measuring student evaluation of teacher performance is described. The questionnaire, consisting of two parts of fourteen and seven questions, respectively, covers the following scales: analytic-synthetic approach, organization-clarity, instructor-group interaction, instructor-individual student interaction, dynamism-enthusiasm, mechanical details of the course, and overall effectiveness. Part I was intended for detailed feedback to the instructor, whereas Part II represents a summary of the major concerns in teaching evaluation as well as a detailed description of the important factors beyond the teacher's control which may have influenced the rating. Of a total sample of 1,911 students, 52 participated in this study. Two statistical computer programs were developed to analyze the data: one provided the basic statistics and the other performed a correlation analysis of variables. Conclusions suggest the importance of maintaining a distance between the faculty being evaluated and the students doing the evaluation, the assurance of students that completed evaluations will be inaccessible to the instructors until final grades are processed, and assurance of instructors that confidentiality of results is maintained. Other observations suggest that there may be an inverse relationship between positive student evaluation and the complexity of the class, and that a correlation may exist between the evaluation and the sex of both instructor and the student. A bibliography and the evaluation forms are appended. (MB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group for Community-Junior College Research (Springfield, Illinois, July, 1978). Appendices B, C, and D have been deleted due to irreproducibility