ERIC Number: ED238479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug-2
Reference Count: 0
How Do You Rate?
Kocher, Earl D.; Houston, Charles
An attempt was made at Mountain Empire Community College to develop and implement an impartial and equitable method of faculty evaluation. As part of this process, an instrument was developed to provide both a quantitative and qualitative student rating of faculty. The instrument contains 10 questions covering the syllabus/course outline, objectives, course content, grading system, assignments, identification of student responsibilities, and instructor's fairness and ability to stimulate students and help them comprehend. Each of the 10 statements is weighted on the basis of students' strength of agreement or disagreement. In fall 1982, each faculty member distributed the form to his/her classes, and a mean score for each instructor was computed for use in the overall evaluation plan. An analysis was later conducted to assess whether the size of the class or the sex of the instructor significantly affected faculty ratings. Results of the analysis indicated that there was no significant difference between mean faculty ratings for small, medium, or large classes and that mean ratings for male and female instructors were not significantly different. The rating instrument and instructions for administering it are appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mountain Empire Community College VA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association for Community College Research, "Community Colleges in the Information Society" (12th, Myrtle Beach, SC, August 1-3, 1983).