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ERIC Number: ED339732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Student Ratings of Teaching: Recommendations for Use. Idea Paper No. 22.
Cashin, William E.
Recommendations for deriving and using student ratings of college teachers are presented. General recommendations for teacher evaluation include: (1) using multiple sources of data about a faculty member; (2) using student ratings as one aspect; and (3) determining the purpose of the ratings before they are collected. Ten specific recommendations are made for the design, implementation, and interpretation of a student rating system. Suggestions are also made for short and long (diagnostic) rating forms that include open-ended comments. Six recommendations are made for the administration of the student rating system; these include anonymity of student raters. Final steps in interpretation support the development of a written explanation of how analyses of student ratings are to be interpreted and appointment of a faculty member as a consultant to help the faculty use the ratings. A 20-item list of references is included. (SLD)
Center for Faculty Evaluation and Development, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66505 (individual copies for $1.00, a complete set of Idea Papers for $5.00, 25-99 copies $0.25 per copy, and 100 or more at $0.20 per copy. Orders of less than $25.00 must be prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Center for Faculty Evaluation and Development in Higher Education.
Identifiers: N/A
Note: For a related paper, see ED 302 567 (Idea Paper No. 20).