ERIC Number: EJ552354
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
"How'm I Doing?" Problems with Student Ratings of Instructors and Courses.
Williams, Wendy M.; Ceci, Stephen J.
Change, v29 n5 p12-23 Sep-Oct 1997
A study compared student ratings (n=472) of course and professor before and after a faculty development workshop in lecture presentation; all other aspects of the course were kept the same, including content. Results suggest student ratings changes were affected substantially by stylistic changes in instruction, not by what students learned. Implications for use of student ratings are discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Course Evaluation, Educational Trends, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Lecture Method, Psychology, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Surveys, Teacher Behavior, Trend Analysis, Validity
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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