ERIC Number: ED100213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Is There a Consensus in University Students Course Expectations?
Gorelick, Molly C.; Joseph, Marjory L.
In an attempt to understand the variability in student evaluations, a study was undertaken at the beginning of the fall 1972 semester to analyze California students' initial course expectations. A Course Questionnaire was designed consisting of a total of 19 statements with a six-point response rating scale ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree. The questionnaire was administered to approximately 850 students enrolled in courses ranging from "Marriage and the Family" to "Nutrition" offered by the CSUN Home Economics Department. Results of the study indicated that the greatest consensus occured in the areas of teaching style and grading, where students overwhelmingly want resource speakers brought into the class, appropriate audiovisual media, and the grading policy for the course stated at the beginning of the semester. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Northridge.