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ERIC Number: ED236989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct-28
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Development of a University of South Florida Student Rating Scale.
Follman, John
The statistical results of administering a newly developed student rating scale of instructor effectiveness at the University of South Florida (USF) are analyzed, and the development and refinement of the scale are described. The scale was originally developed during the fall 1981 semester and was administered to 1,115 USF students. The scale contained five demographic items and 49 teacher/course rating scale items. Factor analysis reduced the 49 items to 10 interpreted factors. The scale was later refined to 34 instructor/course effectiveness items on a seven-category Likert rating scale. At the end of the spring semester, ratings on this scale were collected from 1,300 students of 14 instructors across four colleges. For this second statistical analysis, the student ratings were combined across instructors across colleges to provide a large sample and a university-wide perspective. Findings for each factor are discussed, and the following conclusions are made: the factor structures for the spring and fall semesters are consistent, and the ratings by USF students produced dimensions similar to those derived from students at other colleges. Four options for administrative and diagnostic uses of the scale are outlined. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of South Florida