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ERIC Number: ED103399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 9
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Instructor Perception, Content of Scale, and Feedback Effectiveness.
Emmer, Edmund T.; And Others
The results of a course-instructor survey (CIS) to assess student perceptions of instructional effectiveness are made available to instructors on the assumption that feedback results in appropriate changes in instructional behavior. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of feedback of CIS results to instructors. Two specific questions provided the basis of the study: (a) Does CIS feedback positively affect subsequent student ratings? (b) Does the content of the scale influence the likelihood of change for instructors receiving feedback about the scale? Twenty-nine instructors in junior and senior level education courses at the University of Texas at Austin participated in the study, with the number of students in their classes ranging from 25-45. To obtain scores for feedback to instructors, the CIS was administered at midsemester and during the last week of the semester. At midsemester, the instructors also completed the CIS for their own teaching as they believed students perceived it. Fifteen instructors received CIS information at midsemester, and 14 instructors who received no feedback of CIS results constituted the control group. Results of the study did not support the general effectiveness of CIS feedback. A table containing the highest loading items on the CIS factor and a bibliography are attached. (JS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 1974)