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ERIC Number: ED053192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 11
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A Study of Student Ratings of Elementary Education Instructors at San Diego State College.
Nagel, Thomas S.; Paixao, Lyra
This study investigates the differences among 65 instructors' performance in the San Diego State College Department of Elementary Education, according to their student ratings. Comparisons were made in relation to the instructors' employment situation--tenured and non-tenured; to their professional rank--assistant, associate or full professor; and to a combination of both. It was concluded that: 1) Student ratings of instruction seem to be correlated with instructors' academic rank. Associate professors were consistently favored as compared with assistants and full professors; 2) The variable tenure appears to increase differences between academic ranks. When tenured associates were compared with tenured professors, differences between the ranks were greater than when tenured and non-tenured associates, as a single group, were compared with tenured full professors; 3) The variable non-tenure appears to weaken differences between academic ranks. When assistants (both tenured and non-tenured) were compared with associate professors (both tenured and non-tenured), differences found between the two groups were greater than when only the non-tenured assistant and the non-tenured associate professors were compared; 4) The variable tenure, as compared with academic rank, may contribute more to discrimination between instructors, as rated by students. (Author/AG)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Educational Research Association, San Diego, California, April 1971