ERIC Number: ED097834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
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Course Evaluations: Summary 1973-74. Report No. 11.
Kinsel, John B.; Latham, Jefferson M.
A review of course evaluation results for 1973-74 at New College leads to the following summary conclusions: (1) Approximately 62 percent of the New College students responded to course evaluation questionnaires. (2) Courses in the humanities area received the highest ratings by the students over the year and courses in the liberal arts area received the lowest ratings. (3) Areas of particular strength for the college appear to be the "overall" quality of instructors and the student's perceived effort with particular regard to his attendance in class. Weaknesses include the extent to which exams are perceived by the students as helpful in learning and the extent of learning about skillful writing. (4) Factor analysis of the course evaluation questionnaire suggests that students rate the courses according to three dimensions. These are (a) the instructor inside the classroom, (b) the student's own efforts in the course including such things as attendance, time and effort expended in study, etc., and (c) the external parameters of the courses such as reading assignments and papers. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. New Coll. Educational Research Office.