ERIC Number: ED171225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
[Student Evaluation of Faculty Performance].
Supple, Robert V.
A study was conducted to determine the relationship of students' attitudes toward evaluation of a modular program in Foundations of Education sponsored by the College of Education of the University of Maine at Orono. A 71-item questionnaire eliciting attitudes toward the modular program, faculty members, and method of instruction was administered. Eighty-five randomly selected students enrolled in a module completed the questionnaire anonymously. Students felt that their ratings would have little effect on the teachers' departmental status or advancement. Students who tended to be more positive toward evaluation tended to have a higher grade point average than did those in the middle or lower range. Students with less positive attitudes toward student evaluations were more supportive of the standard course structure, while students with more positive attitudes were more supportive of the ideas that other colleges on the Orono campus ought to adopt the modular approach. Results are compared to the findings of Costin, Greenough, and Menges (1971) relating to the students' attitudes toward evaluation. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: University of Maine Orono