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ERIC Number: ED169087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of a University Instructional Evaluation System by Student Consumers.
Finkler, Deana; Leach, Marilyn
In order to evaluate the format and use of the instructor evaluation instrument at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, an urban commuter campus, 1,238 undergraduates answered a 31-item questionnaire. Results indicated that students' choices of classes were largely dictated by requirements of their major and by their work schedules. The six most significant sources of information which influenced course decisions were in order of importance; (1) class schedule; (2) previous experience with a professor; (3) friend's recommendation; (4) course description; (5) faculty recommendation; and (6) instructor evaluation. It was concluded that the current instructor evaluation form was not serving the needs of the student body. Samples of the instructor evaluation form and the student survey on instructor evaluation, as well as survey results, are appended. (MH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Nebraska Omaha
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (62nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)