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ERIC Number: ED078748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 14
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Does Student Evaluation Stimulate Improved Teaching?
Vogt, Karl E.; Lasher, Harry
Student appraisal of faculty instructional competencies is commonplace. Although several logics account for sponsorship of student evaluation schemes, the ultimate product of student evaluation ought to be improved instruction. The purpose of this paper is to investigate relationships between student evaluating and better teaching. A mandatory system of student assessment of teaching skills employed at Bowling Green University is the frame of reference. If student ratings contribute to better teaching, ratings should improve over time. Regression equations and standards tests were employed to determine the existence of trend increments. Findings reveal that regression coefficients of regression equations were as low as 0. By inference, student evaluation had not contributed to better teaching. Shortcomings in the administration of the evaluation scheme and faculty attitudes and capabilities account for apparent failures of the scheme to result in improved teaching. Appendices include related research material. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Bowling Green State Univ., OH. Coll. of Business Administration.