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ERIC Number: ED109235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship of Certain Course Characteristics to Student Ratings of Science and Mathematics Teaching at Four-Year and Two-Year Colleges.
Villano, Maurice W.
The effect of class size, course level, instructor rank, campus, and subject area on 14,366 student ratings of 488 science and mathematics classes at a main university and 18 branch campuses was investigated. Class means were factor-analyzed and four resultant components of teaching performance were submitted to a 2x2x2x2x3 MANOVA. Discriminant functions of significant main effects and interactions did not sustain popular faculty notions ascribing the highest student evaluations to so-called favorable characteristics. Recommendations were made for controlling bias through norming, revision of the rating instrument, and future areas of study. The research instrument used in this investigation was a local adaption of the Student Appraisal of Teaching and is included in the appendix. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)