ERIC Number: ED109175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Correlates of Student Ratings of Professorial Performance: Instructor Defined Extenuating Circumstances, Class Size, and Faculty Member's Professional Experience and Willingness to Publish Results.
Scott, Craig S.
This study was undertaken to examine the relationship between the rating professors received from their students and (a) selected professor and student characteristics, and (b) extenuating circumstances frequently expressed by instructors. Data were gathered in the sping of 1974 from an institution-wide administration of a rating scale in 253 classes. Independent variables examined included: class size and composition; instructor's rank, length of service, willingness to publish results; and five extenuating circumstances. Descriptive and correlational procedures were used. The implications of the results for administrative and instructional decision-makers, faculty members, and higher education in general are discussed. (Author/BJG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educatial Research Association (Washington, D. C., March 30-April 3, 1975)