ERIC Number: ED107699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Preliminary Report on the Anthropology Department Student Ratings Survey.
Gillmore, G. M.; Amoss, Panela
The Department of Anthropology and the Educational Assessment Center (EAC) cooperated in a project to assess the effect of certain variables on student ratings of instruction. For this purpose, the entire teaching faculty of the department was requested by the department's Teaching Effectiveness committee to administer the EAC Student Ratings Form to their students. In addition, the faculty was asked to include three special items: (1) Percentage of class meetings of this course you attended this quarter, (2) Percentage of assigned reading completed, and (3) How have factors which are out of the instructor's control influenced your evaluation of this course. Results indicate that class attendance is positively related to teacher ratings, that completion of class assignments is not strongly related to teacher ratings, and that factors outside of the instructor's control have a moderately high correlation with teacher ratings. Since the implications of the findings in the third item are potentially important, the committee will undertake further research. (Author/BJG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Educational Assessment Center.