ERIC Number: ED140767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Student Relations to Instruction. Memo to the Faculty Number 58.
Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.
Student performance is the ultimate measure of teaching. Tests and examinations, however, do not usually tell the whole story of a teacher's effectiveness. Students learn more in college classrooms than most examinations reveal. Systematically measured student opinion is more informative than casual student report. With a formal rating form, a teacher can collect a great deal of independent information about a range of instructional outcomes. The included catalog of items for instructor-designed questionnaires helps teachers collect student reactions in three areas of instruction: (1) personal changes resulting from a course of instruction; (2) perceptions of an instructor's style, methods, and abilities; and (3) specific course elements such as written assignments, readings, laboratory work, textbooks, and exams and grading. Similarly, systems can be developed for interpreting and using the student reactions to improve teaching. A bibliography is included. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, College Faculty, Educational Quality, Feedback, Higher Education, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Reaction, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Improvement
The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, The University of Michigan, 109 E. Madison, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.