ERIC Number: ED040661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
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Course Evaluations at Hofstra University, 1969.
Witheiler, Paula; Yuker, Harold E.
In January, 1969, Hofstra University launched a program of student evaluations of courses. The evaluations had two aims: (1) to provide a general picture of student opinion of courses, and (2) to help produce more effective teaching by providing feedback to the instructors. The Course Evaluation Program was a cooperative enterprise involving students, faculty, and administration. The questionnaires were processed by the Computer Center and analyzed by the Center for the Study of Higher Education. Results were obtained from 73 percent of the courses taught in the fall semester. Results indicated that a significantly larger percentage of students taking graduate courses reacted favorably to most items than did students taking courses at the undergraduate level. Almost 50 percent of the faculty, and over one quarter of the students found the course evaluations meaningful. The results of the questionnaire are analyzed in detail in this report. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. Center for the Study of Higher Education.