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A Description of Effective College Teaching in Five Disciplines as Measured by Student Ratings.
Pohlmann, John T.
Student ratings of teachers in five disciplines (science and math, education, social sciences, humanistics, and business) were analyzed to determine which teacher attributes were important in predicting ratings of teaching effectiveness. Ratings results from 1439 courses taught at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale from 1973 to 1974 were used as data for this study. The results indicated that the instructor attributes rated as characteristic of effective instruction were highly consistent across disciplines, and the effective instructor was described as: (1) knowing when students understood him, (2) increasing students appreciation of the subject matter, (3) answering impromptu questions satisfactorily, (4) achieving the objectives of the course and (5) giving several examples to explain complex topics. (Author)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Faculty, College Students, Course Evaluation, Higher Education, Questionnaires, Rating Scales, Statistical Analysis, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness
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Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Counseling and Testing Center.